Bill and I were using Liam as our messenger from room to room one playful morning:
Me: Liam, tell Daddy he’s a stinker.
Liam: Daddy, you’re a stinker.
Bill: (laughing) Thank you.
Liam: You’re welcome.
Liam and I have started learning the sounds letters make. We were working on the letter “A” with a coloring page of an alligator. The word “alligator” was underneath.
Me: Alligator begins with “A.” Can you find the “a’s” in “alligator?”
Liam: It’s a crocodile.
Me: Crocodiles do look like alligators, but it’s an alligator. Where are the “a’s?”
Liam: Right here. It’s a crocodile.
Me: Don’t argue with mommy, Liam. Let’s pronounce the “a’s” in alligator. (following the syllables with my finger as we pronounced) Aaaaa-ll-i-ga-tor.
Liam: Aaaaa-ll-i-ga-tor. But we could say (following the syllables with his finger as he pronounced) crooooo-co-dile.
Our sweet friend Christie babysat our kids on Halloween afternoon and was trying to prepare our kids for what to say that night:
Christie: What do you say when you knock on someone’s door?
All the kids were sick one night, so we stayed home while Daddy went to a members’ meeting:
Me: O.K. we’re going to go read books and then go to bed.
(Liam quickly runs to his room to get his “drums” which are toy bowling pins)
Me: Oh, Buddy, we’re not going to have family worship tonight. I don’t know how to play guitar.
Liam: That’s O.K. Ariana’s got it.
(Ariana promptly walks in with their play guitar and they both start jamming and singing “You’ll Never Let Go” at the top of their lungs)
While Liam was playing with Miriam (7 months old) she scratched him:
Liam: Miriam, you know better than to do that.
Another time when Miriam was crying:
Liam: Miriam, let’s not whine.
One Mommyism (Bill made me add this one). When my back was pulled & Bill was home I was taking it easy and at one point was playing legos with the kids. They were making it difficult for me to finish my project:
Me: Can’t a woman get a moment of peace to play with legos?