My three year old, Mackenzie, stated to me the other day, how when she
grew up, I wouldn't be her mommy anymore. I assured her that I would
always be her mommy, even when she was a mommy. I explained to her that
my mom, her grandma 'Bickie', was still my mom, even though I am grown
up. I went on to tell her how Grandma was "all grown up" and still had her mommy, which was Grandma Jeanne. "That makes Grandma Jeanne your great grandma, Mackenzie."
"Yes!", she replied with great enthusiasm. "And Grandma 'Bickie' is my neat grandma!!" ☺ ☺ ☺
Yesterday morning on the way to school, Braden tells me he knows the
perfect gift he is going to get me for Christmas. He asked if I wanted
to know what it was. I said no, just let it be a surprise. He said I
should probably know beforehand, so I wouldn't be worried when I saw
the giant truck outside the house. ???
mommy doesn't need anything that needs to come in a giant truck. Just
get me something little, or make me a story, or draw me a picture or
Braden smacked his forehead and said, "Well, since you don't want something big, can I tell you what it was going to be?"
"Sure, buddy. What was it going to be?"
HUGE, GINORMOUS, big, brand new bathtub, Mommy! Big enough for you to
fit in all the way so your head AND feet can go in. All at the same
"Cool, Buddy! That sounds awesome. The bathtub we have now is pretty good though."
"Yeah, but Mommy! The one I wanted to get you was going to be TWO INCHES WIDE!!"
We all have our choice words or phrase for someone who has angered us.
Whether it be "You nasty old fart", or maybe "You stupid &^%#$@
*&@^#&*%$!!". Well, My kids have found the MOST insulting term
to swing at one another. It creates high blood pressure, temper
tantrums, and full out hysterics. You should see how it affects the
Are you ready? Are you prepared for the nastiest comeback in my household, used by a seven and three year old? Towards each other? . . . . . . . . . . Poo Poo Head
My children share a room. They don't have to. I live in a 3 bedroom house. They want to share a room. With each other. Weird.
Anyhoo, this is a scene from last night.
- (after tucking them in, kisses & hugs and all that other mommy
stuff) "Goodnight Kenzie. Love you. Goodnight Braden. Love you. Sweet
dreams you guys"
Kids - In freaky like Brady Bunch unison - "Night night Mommy. Love you too.
smiled and walked into the living room. I settle down to fit my butt
into the perfect little butt grooves my arse has already worn into my chair.
Ahhh. Kids in bed. Downstairs neighbours are quiet. Perhaps I'll do some blog hopping.
Something Someone breaks the silence.
Kenzie - Mommy. (pause) Mommy! MOMMY! Braden called me a POO POO HEAD! (repeat this 3 times, as I try desperately to ignore it. (Hey! I was comfy!)
Braden - Nuh UH! She called ME POO POO HEAD FIRST! (pause) MOMMY! MOOOMMMMYYYYY!
Me Goodnight!! I love you!!
- Mommy. (pause) Mommy! MOMMY! Braden called me a POO POO HEAD! A POO
POO HEAD! Braden, I'm MEAN AT YOU NOW!
Braden - Be quiet Mackenzie! You're giving me a headache! MOM-MEE!
Me - (Still calling from the living room) GOOD. NIGHT. I love you. Go to sleep. The both of you. NOW.
continue to talk, argue actually, but they are both on their beds, and
not involving me. And they aren't yelling anymore. They were trying to
justify why they called each other a poo poo head. It began to get a
little loud after a while. I got up and was just outside their bedroom
door when I heard Braden say to his little sister in a really snotty
tone, "It's not like I called you a pee pee head, you know!
fraction of a second I envisioned things getting really nasty. Perhaps
a repeat of tattling? Yelling from the bedroom? My head exploding?
happened next was stunned silence. Mackenzie contemplated for a moment
and said quite innocently, "A Pee Pee Head?" Then broke into a belly
splitting laughter. She laughed so hard *I* started laughing. I had to
run back into the living room so they didn't hear me.
If they heard me laughing at "pee pee head", I am in SO much trouble.
Tomorrow's lesson - It's not OK to call people names. Especially pee pee head, because it might make Mommy laugh.