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Friday, August 29, 2008

My little repeater

Since it’s been 16 years since I had a three year old, I had kind of forgotten what sponges they are…soaking up everything they see and hear around them…the good and unfortunately the not so good things…and I had forgotten how much they will repeat these thing they hear. I want to make it clear, I am not talking about swearing since I cleaned up my potty mouth quite a few years ago…although I do still swear in my head at times and to be honest, on rare occasions I will slip up and speak my thoughts out loud.

I have been noticing more and more lately, my little man, who is quite a talker(meaning he rarely stops talking unless he is sleeping), repeating a lot of things I say and actually using these phrases or words in the correct context and tone. He already has a big vocabulary for a three year old and many people assume that he is older because of how well he talks.

There are certain things that I say and I am realizing that I must say these things a lot to have little man using them so often. Such as “life is not fair”…”Zip it”…”Put a cork in it”…”get a grip”…”good grief”…”with all of my heart”…”if we don’t share, we sit in a chair”…”too bad, too sad”
…”what is the big deal”…”I feel your pain”…”no pain, no gain”…”ridiculous”…”sweet”…”I’m going crazy”…”I think I just stepped into the zoo”…“get the lead out”…

The other day, our internet, phone and cable went out from a storm. In response to my frustration over this, little man said to me “hmmm life is not fair is it mommy.”

Earlier this week, little man walked in on me in my room, as I was trying to stop crying because of everything that is going on. Little man said to me “Mommy, are you trying to get a grip?”

Yesterday I was talking and little man had used the right words to interrupt me by saying “excuse me please” and I had said “One minute” to which he said “Excuse me mommy, could you put a cork in it because I have to go poop right now!”

My husband and I were play fighting over sharing the last of some left over food recently. Little man came to me and asked “Is daddy going to have to sit in the chair because he didn’t share?” I said “no” to which he replied “good grief that is ridiculous!”

We went to Wal-Mart the other day and it was crazy busy in there. The first words out of little mans mouth were “Mommy I think we just entered the zoo!” A little while later, out of the clear blue, he asks me “Mommy, if I don’t act ridiculous do I get a free cookie when were done shopping?” When we were done shopping we went to get our free cookies. Little man told the lady handing out the cookies “ I didn’t act ridiculous one time so I get a cookie.”

This morning we went out for a walk around town, with the intent of ending up at the park. I am usually a fast walker but thought I would slow down and just enjoy our beautiful day at a slower pace. Little mans response to the slower pace “I suppose we should get the lead out so we can get to the park!”

My favorite was yesterday when little man said “Mommy, did you know I love you with all my heart?” To which I said I loved him with all my heart too and then he said “but actually, did you know, I like you with all my head too!” That melted my heart!

My question to you is, do you have things that you say all the time? I just listed some but the more I write the more that come to my mind. Do your kids repeat you? If your kids have now grown, did they repeat you when they were young? Please share with me your favorite “sayings” or words you use everyday.


Beth said...

LOL!!! How funny is he? wow, what a great life you have. I remember when my guys were little, and they repeated everything I said..."I'm SO stressed out!" was always a good one.

I kinda miss those days...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Thanks for the smiles. What a great post! I miss those cute sayings out of the mouths of babes. I'm sure I repeat myself all the time but at the moment, nothing comes to mind. We are big with movie quotes though. And we definitely have our favs. Like for instance anytime someone says 5:45, we repeat the whole dialogue from the scene in An American President.

D'Arcy said...

Oh my goodness, your little man DOES have one amazing grasp of the English language, better than some of my new tenth graders actually.

Yes, my little niece is almost two and CONSTANTLY repeats what i say. She is obsessed with horses right now. It's all she wants to say and talk about and there are a couple of them that live down the street from her grandparents house. So on my Friday's with her we hop in the stroller and take apples and carrots to the horses. We stay for about ten to twenty minutes and then go back home. No sooner are we home but she is in the fridge trying to pull out more carrots, she is hopping into her stroller saying "horses!!!" And today, after two trips, I told a fib, and I don't know how I feel about it. I told her the horses were sleeping and we would have to visit them in the morning. She just kept looking at me like she wasn't sure if she believed me. So all afternoon she just repeated "Horses? Sleeping?" over and over and over and over until I couldn't take her saying it anymore and I had tried to get her mind off the horses, but my heart knew how much she wanted to see them so i finally gave in and said ok, the horses are awake, get your carrots. Then, yes, you guessed it, the next hour I just heard, "Horses! Awake!!"

Heather said...

I can't think of any things that she repeats, but my daughter has a few phrases that are rather comical because she almost says them correctly but doesn't quite nail them.

"I'm sad at you" (I'm mad at you)

"I'm scary" (I'm scared)

"I'm right back (I'll be right back)

She'll call me "honey" when I call her "honey." Last week I told her not to do something and she said, "alright, alright" as though she was almost thirteen instead of almost three.

Bina said...

Oh My Gosh! That is so cute and so funny! I LOVE when kids do that. I'm sure there are several things I say that my kids repeat, but the only one I can think of now is the "I don't want to talk about it", which Ariana uses every time she gets in trouble.

Brittany Danielle said...

ohhh i miss him! he really is soo very clever! He has alway said stuff that shocked me. Before he was even three we were driving past Jessica's old apartment and he said... "Theres where my old mommy lives... but now I have a new mommy. My old mommy lives far away." he said it so matter of factly. then he said "I love my new mommy the mostest" ... its funny how much he loves you mom! I miss you both! Keep making him so smart!