Saturday, August 7, 2010

Toddlerisms: But I don't think about your hummus

Sadly, this will be my last installment of toddlerisms for G. because he turns 3 in less than a week, and he then will no longer qualify as a toddler. He then becomes a full-fledged preschooler.

{Hold me.}


I made black bean and sun dried tomato hummus a few weeks ago. G. loves hummus.

Well, he loves hummus if it's not my hummus, at least.

He tasted it, and he immediately declared, "Mommy, this tastes yucky on my tongue. Blech. Blech."

Thanks, kid, I thought. Don't spare my feelings or anything.

We visited my mom shortly after he decided the hummus I'd made was more dreadful than an afterschool special featuring the vocal and acting talents of Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber.

"Tell Grandma what you think about my hummus," I prodded.

He paused, deep reflection shone in his eyes.

"Well, mommy," he said, "actually I don't think about your hummus."



I'm not going to name any names here, but one our relatives said the S-H word in front of G. when something unexpected happened about a month ago.

A few nights ago, while we were being attacked by our blood-sucking backyard residents during a tomato-picking spree, John and I had finally had enough of being mosquito dinner, so we urged G. to run as fast as he could back into the house with us.

We all bounded for the screen door, John and I exclaiming for G. to hurry and get inside so we could shut it without letting the mosquitoes in, too.

We slammed the back door as soon as his little body cleared the track.

"Ugh," John said. "We let some in. Don't move, honey. There's one on you."

Hubby then proceeded to smack my head to kill the mosquito that had landed there.

"Oh, SHIP!" G. exclaimed. "Daddy hit mommy!"

John and I, both of whom are not really cursers, stopped dead in our tracks.

"What'd you say, honey?" I calmly asked G. trying to decipher his word choice.

"I said SHIP!" he exclaimed.

"As an a boat?" I asked.

"No! I said SHIP!"

"What does that mean?" I asked.

"I don't know," he said. "It just means, oh, SHIP!"

Ah. Indeed.

Here's to hoping if he said that during Vacation Bible School they actually thought he was referring to a boat since the theme this year was High Seas.

Crossing my fingers.


We were driving in the car to see some of our friends for some rainy day play at a nearby library with an interactive children's section.

My friend has two little girls. We had a really interesting conversation on the way to play.

"Mom, my favorite girl to play with is M.," he said.

"Well, that's good because we're going to see her in a few minutes."

"Yeah," he said. "But you know I really want a sister, right?"

"Well, no, I didn't know that," I replied, "but maybe someday mommy and daddy will have another baby and you will have a sister. Or maybe you'll have another brother."

"No." he said firmly. "I already have one of those. I want a sister."

Duly noted.


  1. I am holding you, on a ship, sister or no.

    I love you!

  2. What a little sweetie he is! (I vote for a sister, too, btw)

  3. LOL, I love kid sayings. I even have a tag of them on my blog. When my niece found out she would be having a baby brother, she cried and cried that she wanted a sister. Her dad tried to discuss God's desire for her to have a brother, she should be grateful for what God blesses them with, etc etc. What worked? Her mom offered her a cookie if she accepted the brother. Problem solved! :P

  4. Heh. I think I'll throw a few ships around next time I get myself into a pickle. Shouldn't be long now -- those moments happen with some frequency :)

    What a hilarious sweetie he is!

  5. Loved these. So very cute! Glad you have them noted :)

    My kids were very adamant about having a sister too. Lucky for them, they got one!

  6. Holy ship Batman!

    Our kids are too funny. This is what I heard when putting down E for the 5th time tonight:
    Ma, ma, mo, ma, mmmmm, ga(?) ma, mmmm, ma......mmmmm(suck, suck, suck)

    Love you!

  7. I love your reactions to him. He is such a smart boy but tell him he's not allowed to be a preschooler. No if's, and's, or but's.

  8. I love kids! They always can make you smile! They sure do say whatever is on their mind! Enjoyed your post!

  9. so funny! I have a friend who used to say things like "oh, sugarplums!" when she wanted to swear and it cracked me up, but I can see now how that could be helpful in raising kids. LOL

  10. Oh you poor dear. And ummm toddlerhood is over when YOU say it's over. Hold onto it!

    I had a near swearing incident the other day - fortunately there was no actual swearing or swearing intent, but mishearing things like that sometimes... yikes :)

  11. These are hilarious, Hy! Thank you for these light-hearted belly laughs this evening!

  12. Love this! Kids really do say the darndest things. That hummus comment had me rolling!

  13. The hummus story is the BEST!!!


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