Tuesday, August 18, 2009

To-Do Tuesdays {4} Tot Talk Tuesdays {8}

I’m a participant in two Tuesday memes. The first is To-Do Tuesdays with Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting. Here's my starter list for this week:

Call C (1 hour)
Contact P.B. regarding requirements
Re-email T re O3 and conference
Sort through two more boxes
Get sprout recipe
Submit HS paperwork
E-mail C regarding B.
Guest blog post for recipe (Thank you, Karen--don't give up on me!)
Awards blog post (almost done)
Get lost in bloggyland…daily, if you’re lucky! HA!

I’m also a continuing participant in Tot Talk Tuesdays started by Niecey of The Monkeys and Me.

I have one from my 5-year-old this week:

Me (speaking to hubby): Wow, from the looks of the weather radar, it looks like the thunderstorms are disappearing.
5-year-old: Mommy, how does the storm disappear?
Me: Well, it gets out there and rains most of the water out and then it sometimes goes away until it needs to rain again.
5-year-old: Oh, kinda like going potty, right?
Me: Um, right. (quickly adds the weather water cycle to our homeschool curriculum)

Another saying my 3-year-old uses constantly in place of "look at me" or "watch this."

"Mommy, SEE me!"

And I just love those words. They say so much more about really looking at our children and not just watching their new trick or how they look. Don't we all sincerely hope to "SEE" them?!

Another from my 5-year-old:

"And after eating our sandwiches, we'll be HOUSE FREE!" (instead of home free)

And finally, our one-year-old, who signs more than talks. (1) Lately he's become very good at telling us when he needs to go potty (thank you to EC!). (2) He's also begun signing when he's hungry (we really only worked on the sign for nursing, so he's inventing his own food signs). (3) And when he gets really upset (thinking no one's listening to his demands), he throws his little body on the floor (tummy down) and just plays dead (almost). Totally cracks us up!

Remember, if you want to join in on either of these memes, just click each image above to be taken to the main page for each one. Have fun!!

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13 ♥ thoughtful comments ♥:

Niecey said...

house free, hehe. And yeah, I never realized before how much a storm was like going potty. interesting observation.

Trish said...

Very cute tot talk stories. Michael generally picks up a new phrase and then uses it all the time, whether it fits or not.

Lately, it's "Are you nuts?" which I am attempting to discourage, and before that it was "I hate to tell you this, but..."!

Good luck with your to do list, and I appreciate all of your thoughtful comments on my blog. I want to respond to them all, but if I don't get to them before our vacation, I wanted to let you know that at least.

Lynn said...

I love the Tot Talk stories! Those are too cute! Especially the throwing down of oneself and playing "almost" dead! I love it!

I really respect how you are teaching your children that their communication is so important - I believe they are going to have such a great sense of value because you want to listen to them in whatever means they *speak*! Good job!

septembermom said...

These are all cute, Shaye. The "see me" one is precious. The little ones get so excited for us to notice and comment on their moments of pride and happiness.

Dr. Wifey said...

your kids would keep me laughing all the time!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...


Weird! Come check mine out...especially considering your thunderstorm conversation...

Herb of Grace said...

I just love your kids :)

shopannies said...

sounds like are doing great job

sujata said...

Hey Shaye! Good luck with your to do list! The 'see me' phrase is really good, kids really feel that we just lend them half an ear, stirring the broth and saying a yes or no, fixing the room and answering a query, ..i really would love to have sometime to sit down with them and see them for what they are at this moment.Beautiful phrase. and hows the little stress eater doing, am so fond of that little guy, esp after your post where you hurt your leg and he got busy feeding himself, I just couldnt help falling for this kid!now he plays dead..hes gonna rock you just wait and see!!

love to all the three cuties

Michelle M. said...

Those are really cute quotes. I love reading what little kids say. I started a book a while ago to write everything down in, but I always forget to add to it.

Kathie said...

Shaye, super cute tot talks yesterday!

Oh, and it was interesting to read your comments commentary. I guess I didn't realize I was supposed to be replying BACK to the comments I get on my blog! Doh--hope I haven't committed too much of a faux pax!


FranticMommy said...

"SEE me!" Love that.
Our oldest when he was about 2 would always ask me the same question (repeatedly) after I'd bring him home a toy or something
"You brought it Mommy?. You brought it?"

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Oh gosh, those quotes are cuuuute! How'd you do w/ your list? Me, not so hot, because I feel just awful :( I hope you're ready for another week much more-so than I am :/

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