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From the mouth of Caden-3yr
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Yesterday Mike and I enjoyed the beautiful weather by taking Caden-3yr and Seth-1yr to a park. Caden-3yr is athletic and fearless, and as his antics on the playground equipment got more ambitious, Mike and I stayed closer, ready to catch him. When he'd had enough of our hovering, he yelled, "back UP! I CAN DO ANYTHING!"

(I love his spirit, but I also like his bones intact, so I didn't back up.)

Just now Caden-3yr and Seth-1yr were fighting over a toy. Again. The same toy they've been arguing over ALL morning. I started to intervene when Caden-3yr said, "Stop, Mom. Just stop." He held up a hand for emphasis before continuing. "We are making peace."

Making peace?! Where did he hear that? And really, that is NOT what they were making or I would have happily stayed out of it. 'We are making a really loud ruckus while we fight over this yellow, obnoxious singing animal train that neither one of us usually cares a whit for' would have been closer to the truth, but I love that he came up with it.

Yesterday i went into a rather upscale women's clothing shop I've had my eye on. I don't usually do that, but a friend said it was worth going to look at, so I did. And!  I walked in and a lovely woman greeted me at the door with the words, "Can I get you a Diet Coke?"  My whole face lit up. You might have stores like that where you live, but there usually aren't places like that here. Can I get you a Diet Coke?!  Angels began singing and the lady reappeared with a diet coke IN A GLASS. Really. And when I got to the beautiful, luxurious dressing room 45 minutes later? There was ANOTHER diet coke awaiting me. Later I told Mike all about this and Caden-3yr picked up on the key detail right away. "Diet Coke doesn't go in glasses.  At our house Diet Coke does NOT go in glasses." And he's right of course. But OH! THere is a store here where it arrives, unbidden, and in a glass at that!

After hearing Mike on the phone yesterday say the words "Oh, the orange," Caden-3yr immediately disagreed, saying "NO! The BLUE one. It has to be the BLUE one, with blue on TOP and with NO legs underneath. No legs."  He said this very firmly, with emphatic hand gestures that would make my sister proud, and as if he'd given it a lot of thought. I have no idea what he was talking about, and asking him didn't help either. (Mike was talking about a boat, not that Caden-3yr knew it at the time.)

Caden-3yr, just saying' it like it is.

And whoever of you guys yesterday thought it would be funny to nominate me for Hottest Mommy Blogger somewhere that I will not name or link to - um... yeah. You made me laugh, so thank you.

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erin Said:

We're making peace...love it!!!!

on Apr 28, 2007 1:08:55 PM

Those are great stories! So cute. Makes me miss working with kids (since I don't have any of my own)!

on Apr 28, 2007 2:19:59 PM
Geekwif Said:

Adorable and hilarious!

on Apr 28, 2007 9:59:09 PM
Stacey Said:

Cute stories... I often wonder where kids pick up on this stuff. It's like they are so much smarter these days!!

Hottest Mommy Blogger, huh? You can't even link to it? That's pretty bad!

on Apr 29, 2007 7:00:27 PM

Hottest Mommy Blogger--I how I long to be called that! haha. Ultimate compliment, that one.

Your kids are so cute. Lots of fodder for future stories...

on Apr 29, 2007 9:12:43 PM
Shalee Said:

Oooo... hottest mommy blogger! Well it's appropriate. Who else gets to go around grabbing their Workout Barbie's breasts. I bet a guy nominated you for that one...

on Apr 30, 2007 11:59:11 AM
GiBee Said:

Hmmm --- I wonder where Camden gets all his "spunk" from???

Anyway -- the important fact is ... did you BUY anything at this totally ypscale store?

on Apr 30, 2007 1:46:07 PM
Chris Said:

I love kids and their no holding back comments. If I had to do it over again, I would have written down every funny thing they said and put in their baby books to reference later (like at their high school graduations).

on Apr 30, 2007 8:18:55 PM
Jeana Said:

You could totally be hottest Mommy Blogger.

on Apr 30, 2007 9:12:46 PM

Oh, do I want to go shopping with you! Diet Coke! Oh my goodness, I totally agree, music would be playing in my head and lights would be shining down, angels singing.......... Thats a store I would shop at!

on Apr 30, 2007 9:59:26 PM

Hey -- at least you were nominated :-) My additction is coffee vs. diet coke. We all have our vices, though not everyone admits to them!!

on Apr 30, 2007 10:57:47 PM
Diane Said:

Wowee, where is this store??? We definitely do not have one of those here. But sometimes J Crew offers you a pretentious little water bottle. If they only knew I go there for the clearance...

on May 1, 2007 4:57:07 PM
Heth Said:

Making peace. That's perfect.

on May 1, 2007 10:34:02 PM
Jennifer Said:

I want a Diet Coke in a glass. . .with EXTRA ice!! Wow. What a store.

on May 2, 2007 12:41:34 PM