It seems like mealtime is a gold mine for amusing toddler quotes. Not sure if it's the food inspiration or just an opportunity for her to ramble or just ham it up because she knows she has her audience cornered. About 75% of our recorded quotes (in a text file on my husband's laptop) originated … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: What a Stinker!
Being a parent constantly surprises me, mostly in the department of things I say and do. I was full of parenting misconceptions, as I think most of us are. Oh man, if I had a quarter for every time I said, "I'll never XYZ with my kids," but now I do just that.... Well, let's … Continue reading Things You Never Thought You’d Say Before Kids
Bathroom humor is always a winner, right? For adults it's funny - but for kids it's even funnier. I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but Toddler really had us in stitches with the following two conversations: Me: "Are you pooping?" Toddler: [Straining] "Yeeeaaahh...." Me: "Is it coming out okay?" Toddler: "Yeah, because I eat lots … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: A Bevy of Bathroom Humor
You know those kids running around looking like an infant version of a hot mess? Of course you do, because that is every kid, everywhere, at some point. Boogery, poopy, dirty - you name it, they're covered in it. But do they notice? Nope! It's only we parents who insist the situation be fixed up … Continue reading Things That Don’t Faze Your Kid (But We Wouldn’t Stand!)
So we had another conversation about someone pooping somewhere inappropriate ... I have a 3yo, so of course we have about two dozen conversations like this daily.... Toddler: "I like when [Baby] poops in my hand!" Me: "What?! She doesn't do that!" Toddler: [Opens her hand.] "Grandma peed in her hand ... and then showed … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: “Spreading” Gossip
Some kids find shapes in clouds.... My kid finds shapes in her poops. "Mom, I made a shoe poop and a tree poop!" My child is obsessed with poop. Enough said.
Seriously, what it is with kids and poop? Why are they so obsessed with it? Talking, seeing, thinking ... it's always on my 3yo's mind! She asks me (why???), "Do you want to poop in my hands, mama?" (There was no prompting here, no talking about poop before this ... we weren't even in the … Continue reading Is Every Child Obsessed With Poop? Or Just Mine?
Some people claim their most creative thoughts come in the shower. For my 3yo toddler, her free-flowing ideas arrive as her, erm, poop is flowing (though she's usually talking nonstop). Yep - I get stories that weave books she's read, conversations we've had, and songs she sings. They are insanely creative, rambling, circuitous, and abundantly … Continue reading Apparently Ideas Flow When My Toddler’s Poop Does, Too
One of the worst experiences in motherhood (aside from illnesses, injuries, etc. - the REALLY serious stuff) is getting two steps from the top of the stairs on your way to pick up your toddler from her nap (even though she was just awake the whole time) and you smell It. Poop. That unmistakably rotten … Continue reading Toddler Poop Experiences, Take 17
Forget "hi" and "bye," "please" and "thank you"; I want one of my daughter's first words to be "poop!" That way she can say it when she fills her diaper when we lay her down for naptime instead of babbling like she does no matter what's in her diaper.