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.