And the wait will continue (ha.) But, I am switching up the personal posts as of late and sharing some smile worthy quotes from my favourite three year old.
I really need to start writing things she says down.
Some days I can't remember what we had for breakfast, let alone all the clever sayings that spew from Halle's mouth.
And I've had this blog idea in mind for a while now, which means I've forgotten at least half of the quotes I planned on sharing.
So here goes...
A fresh one in my mind from yesterday, that I've already told to family.
Autumn was climbing on the kitchen island counter (as usual) and Halle says:
"Careful Sweet Pea...
You're too close to the edge.
I'm scared you will fall and bump your head.
And I'll be really frustrated at you."
She clearly does listen to me ;) And me listening to her say things like sweet pea and then frustrated just left me smiling and shaking my head to myself.
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Another adorable example of sister sweetness:
*In our mud room, getting ready to head out the door*
Halle: "Mom, you know what my shirt says?"
Me: "It says "be happy."
*She smiles walks over to me, leans in with arms open for a hug and kisses my shoulder.*
Me: "Aw, love you and I always want you to be happy."
*She walks away, pauses a moment to put on her shoes...*
Halle: Me too, mama... And my sister.
Melt. My. Heart.
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Another popular topic lately has been how she is growing. I know I'm forgetting so many goodies, as she often mentions being a "big girl" or "when I was a baby" or now vs. then. She has a good understanding of past vs future but chooses to refer to them most often in three year old terms. The past is usually called "yesterday" or "last night" even if it was a year ago. And the future is typically "next week." It's highly entertaining, and cute.
One day as the two of us were sitting at the kitchen island having a snack, she stretches out her legs and says: "I'm not big yet."
I replied with something a long the lines of: "you are growing every day, especially when you eat all your food and have a good rest."
She seems to think about this, then stretches her legs a little more towards my chair, flexing her feet: "My feet are growing, but they're not big yet."
Me: "Not yet, but they are growing every night when you go to sleep." Halle agrees. I continue "and you will keep growing until you become an adult like mommy."
We go back and forth on the topic and then she busts this: "And next week, I'm going to be big and I can wear all the clothes in mommy's closet, okay?!"
I cracked up.
I'm not sure if it's as funny to read if you don't know my child.
She's a diva. Well, a dress up one. I'm talking multiple outfit changes a day, due to accidents and dirt, but equally due to her changing her mind about what she wants to wear. Add in princess dress extraordinaire on top of picking out her own clothes since she was ONE, and you get the picture.
What tops off her sayings, which I can't quite relay, is her expressions. Girl is dramatic. I really hope she puts it to (productive/practical) use someday, like theatre, cause she is full of faces. And emotions, mind you.
But as much as she is an over dramatic, button pusher, tantrum throwing diva, capturing quotes like these to cherish, marks our sweet moments that always seem to catch me by surprise.
Like, how can there be so much contrast in their little personalities?! How can they be screaming one minute and then the sweetest, most polite, soft spoken child the next?
And that, I suppose, is life for a three year old.
They are learning, as we all our, about ourselves and who we are. About safety and boundaries, about happiness and emotion, and about growing. They're not always afraid (rather, they don't know better yet) to regulate their emotion(s) or action(s). But they're learning, through our guidance and conversations...
That's sort of powerful, right? It's not just that kids say the darnest things, but hearing the things your child says, hearing them make sense of their world, is seriously one of the coolest things and a really fun parts of parenting.
The girls were getting out of the tub one evening, in a fit of giggles, when Autumn farts and sneezes at the same time, making us laugh just a little bit more. But then, with a surprised, excited face she exclaims "burp!" Further adding to the giggles, giving me a serious belly ache from the hilarity and cuteness of fart jokes, cause those are funny at any age ;)
The best part was a couple of days later... We were driving and she sneezed and yelled out "fart!" from the back seat. Halle and I busted out laughing. Poor Autumn was all mixed up with her bodily function identifying... and through much discussion, and forceful attempts to rein act them, has the distinctions down pat now.
Talk about 'poor child,' the kid, in fact, is actually a super smarty pants with TONS of words and conversation skills, and someday she might read this and think wow, my mom wrote about my fart jokes...
Let's stop at that, shall we?
Until next time & thanks for reading XO
(PS. Write down what your kids are saying!)