Some of these are repeats on the blog.
When the kids say something especially kid speak, I try to write it down right away and date it. Time is of the essence
because I don't have the password for the area of my brain which stores the quotes. I toss these random bits of paper in my address book. When the stars align right, I write them down in the address book on the blank pages in-between letters.
Samples: October 2002 -- Winnie's song to mommy "I love my mom so much, and that's why I don't give up. But I will go on by myself if she be's
mean to me...and she knows everything dooooo
August 17, 2004 -- Lizzie wanted to tell me one of my painted things was beautiful, she said it was "cute-able."
When I was buckling Lizzie in her seat to leave the park she sniffed my arm and said, "Mom, you smell grassous
Dec 2004 -- Lizzie says "celle
phone" for cell phone (sounds like cellophane)
July 31, 2004 -- Winnie "Will I still be a kid when I go to school?"
Sept. 2004 -- Both girls say "hot llama" instead of "hot lava"
a kind of scarred Lizzie waking up with an asleep hand, "My hand is fizzy."
Middle of the night potty trip conversation: Lizzie, "Do you know what it feels like to have my head on your lap when I go potty?"
"No. What's it like?"
"It feels nice. It feels like life."
January 2005 -- someone has been sick since Thanksgiving so we have been laying low as a family. Winnie said, "I miss the good old days." I ask why, to which she said, "When we used to go to the library and go out."
Sept. 2004 -- Winnie, making Barbie talk -- very dramatic and breathy, "If my baby dies and goes to heaven...uh! (and other dramatic sigh noises) there will be nothing to be betrothen
Lizzie, "My gum is gone -- I spit it out because it was getting flavor not."
Dec. 29, 2004 Lizzie -- "You said yes?! I rewinded
my ears...I thought you said no."
March 26, 2005 A conversation -- Lizzie: "It's a ticket to Derfangus
Winnie, "Wait a minute...this isn't a Derfangus
Feb 7, 2005 Lizzie -- "Mom, do butterflies sneeze?...What about caterpillars?"
May 23, 2006 Lizzie "Mom, there's a sunset when the sun is rising."
Dec. 17, 2006 Lizzie --"Winnie, I know we were made in mom's belly, but sometimes...sometimes do you ever wonder how we got in there?"
May 4, 2003 Winnie "When I was upstairs sleeping, my nose was awake and it smelled chocolate milk."
July 2005 Winnie -- "We keep whacking the baby Jesus on the Hitchcock sign and we keep laughing."
December 2002 -- Mom "Are you making a bubble beard, Lizzie?"
"I'm making a ho ho ho, mama."
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