It's been a long while since I've posted one, but... Believe it or not, I AM still a participant in Tot Talk Tuesdays started by Niecey of The Monkeys and Me. I've gathered up a few from the last month or two.
Scenario #1: My son and I were hanging out one day and he said to me: Brandon: "Mommy, I want a kiss." So I leaned forward and gave him a peck on his lips. But he didn't seem very happy about it. He got a very serious face and said: "No mommy. I wanna fall in LUB!" Apparently, falling in love means you close your eyes and hold your lips together for a very long time. So we did, in fact, proceed to fall in lub. And I had the slobber to prove it. Scenario #2: One recent day it was snowing very heavily and we were out and about running errands, so we swung by hubby's work place to pick him up. When we arrived he was standing out in on the sidewalk, bundled up tightly, and chatting with a female student who looked to be waiting for her ride, too. At that very moment...
Brayla: "Let me guess, THAT'S the girl that daddy likes??" Me: "Um, no. Your daddy and mommy are married. That means Daddy doesn't like other girls anymore." Brayla: Oh. Of course he climbs into the car and busts out laughing when we told him what happened.
Scenario #3: We were getting the kids ready to go outside. For those who live in freezing areas of the country, you'll understand when I say that often times it takes longer to bundle up to go outside than it does to actually PLAY outside. So I'm trying to get my youngest ready. He's very excited about his new mittens and he keeps holding them up to me before I can get his snow pants and jacket on him. I tell him firmly:
Me: "Brighton, we have to put your coat on before we can get your mittens on." Then a very frustrated 1 year old YELLS, with all of his might, to his daddy up the stairs: Brighton:Daaaaddddddddyyyyyyy! (he's learning to appeal to the other parent when he doesn't get what he wants right away)
Scenario #4: The last month, my middle child has started using a new tactic to get his way. Whenever something happens that he doesn't like or if anyone says something to him that hurts his feelings, he gets a very sad look on his face and says: "Mommy, you broke my heart!"
Scenario #5: Brayla: Mommy, you know what I've always wanted? Me: What's that? Brayla: A box-in-the-jack.
I’m a joyful woman who wears many hats, including: wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend, teacher, librarian, and follower of Christ. I’m also an ex-public school teacher turned SAHM turned unschooling mom. Our little midwestern family is tremendously grateful for the liberties we have to home school, homebirth, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, non-circ, delay or not vaccinate, and utilize non-punitive, grace-based discipline. We work hard to keep up with the ins and outs of healthy living. It was painful, but we took the red pill and still continue to find new truths daily. I teach just a few short-courses for the local college each year, read and write book reviews and blog on the side. And if you must know, I have an undergrad in music (BA), a masters in library science (MLS), and a masters in educational technology (MEd).