Hi, guys! Happy Friday!
What. A. Week. Holy cow, I feel like I didn’t stop moving. I ended up accomplishing quite a bit, but I’m soooo ready for a low-key evening at home tonight, complete with pajamas, preschooler cuddles, and a decent amount of WINE. And then, of course, I’m going to climb into bed as soon as Qman is asleep. Clearly, I’m planning to dominate Friday night. Haha!
So, Qman has turned into quite the talkative and engaged little boy. He’s come a long way in a year, which I plan to write about in an upcoming blog post (i.e. our experience with Early Intervention), but, in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the (hilarious) things he’s said recently, mostly so we don’t forget about them. The kid doesn’t miss a thing, and he’s got quite the sense of humor, and I hope these little tidbits put a smile on your face this Friday morning!
The other night, when Mal and I were getting Quinn ready for bed, I asked him if he knew where his brain was located. He looked at me and then said, clear as day: “waterfall.” I immediately looked at Mal with wide eyes and replied to Quinn: “Whoa, that was deep, Qman.” (When I can’t sleep at night, I think about waterfalls as a way to calm my brain.) Mal was surprised by his response too, so he called him a “Zen Master.” We started talking a little more and then things made a bit more sense. Quinn thought I said “drain,” not “brain,” but, still, it was quite the zen moment for us.
Qman had a doctor’s appointment earlier this week, and when the nurse came to get us from the waiting room, she asked me Quinn’s date of birth. Before I could even reply, Quinn stopped in his tracks, turned to the nurse, and said with great confidence: “June 9th.” It was so darn cute and unexpected, the nurse immediately started laughing. I did, too!
Speaking of Quinn’s birthday, Mal and I were chatting with him about his party and asked him what kinds of things he wanted to have at it. Cake? Presents? Decorations? He said yes to everything, so we started adding silly items into the mix. Carrots? Legos? Pillows? Quinn said “yes” to all of them too. So, then, of course, Mal takes things one step further and asks Quinn if he wants “dog poop” at his party, thinking he’s going to say yes to it since he’s said yes to everything else. Quinn immediately smiles and says: “Nooooooooo!” Haha! You can’t trick this kid!
The other day, Murphy was being a butthead. I can’t remember exactly what he did, but I definitely expressed my annoyance with his behavior. Quinn’s response: “Murphy’s old.” Ha! Oh, Qman. He’s always looking out for his pug brother. Murphy deserves a pass on his bad behavior because he’s old. Simple as that.
One morning, when we were leaving for school, Quinn told me that he likes to make birds happy. Then, almost immediately, he started telling me a totally different story where a guy came out of a big rock from “deep down there” and scared the bird. He was excited and talking so fast, I couldn’t really make out what he was saying. As I nodded and tried to follow along, Qman abruptly ended his story with: “He went home for dinner.” And then he walked toward the car. Apparently, that was the end of the story, so we got in the car and drove to school. The end.
Question of the Day
What funny/memorable thing has your little one said recently?