Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes....

Recent conversations with Cole and Bella, age 4....

Bella: Mommy, are you gonna get fingerpainted so you can come on a field trip with us at school?

Me: You mean, fingerprinted? Yes, I have an appointment set up for next week.

Bella: What happens when you get, I mean, fingerprinted? Does it hurt?

Me: No, it doesn't hurt. The person doing the fingerprinting has me put my fingertips on a black ink pad and then I press my fingertips onto a sheet of paper. And then they do what's called a background check to make sure I haven't done anything bad.

Bella: Oh....oh no....uh-oh...that's not good.

Me: What's not good? I haven't done anything bad so my background check will be fine.

Cole: Yeah, you have. Sometimes you yell at us and that's bad.

Bella: And sometimes you say bad words. And that's REALLY bad.


Me: Cole, I want you to always stay little.

Cole: No, I can't stay little. I have to turn 5 years old on my birthday.

Me: I know you'll be 5 but I want to slow down time so you'll always be my baby. It's a Mommy thing.

Cole: But I'm not a baby. I'm a little boy. It's a boy thing.

Me: But when you get older, I hope you'll still want me around. I hope you'll still let me hug and kiss you all the time. Sometimes when little children get older, they'd rather hang out with their friends than their parents.

Cole: Don't worry, Mommy. You can hug and kiss me all the time, even when I'm a big boy. And I'll tell my friends they have to like you because you make good chocolate milk and you bake cookies. And sometimes you sing but I'll tell them they have to like you anyway.


Me: (as I'm tucking them into bed last night) Cole, I love you.

Cole: I love you too.

Me: How much?

Cole: Too much.

Me: Bella, I love you.

Bella: I love you too....too much.

Me: Well, I love you both to the moon and back. And then 10 times around the earth and back.

Cole: I love you 2 times around the galaxy and back.

Bella: I love you to the front door and back.

Me: Only to the front door?

Bella: Well, I guess I could love you all the way to the park but you'll have to pack me a snack if you want me to come back. That's a really long walk, Mommy.


Leslie said...

Oh Helene, those are so cute!! I'm glad you remember and write down those conversations. If you're like me, you'd otherwise forget them in about one day; but this way you can enjoy them forever.


Anonymous said...

oh, these are precious treasures. I wish I kept these little conversations with my little ones. (8yo and 13yo now) Beautiful.

Tasheana said...

omg! those are so cute. i can't wait till the boys start talking. those i love you's will melt my heart.

Lana said...

Awe. I LOVE stuff like that! Such innocence...not to mention brutal honesty!

You have to be finger printed to go on a field trip?!? I understand being on the cautious side, but... finger printing? To go on a school field trip? Wow.

Hajar said...

Hilarious little guys! Little kids minds are amazing.

LaurieJ said...

Those are so sweet!

& trust me...the teenage boys will like you and flock over if you make good chocolate milk and cookies :-)

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

The things kids say, this is too cute! Nice to see another "multiple multiples" family! Look forward to reading your blog!

Retro Heather said...

Awww, I'm so feeling you on the "always stay a baby" thing. I had a meltdown when Joe turned one, and two, can't wait for three - yowza! I'm sure the two of you will always be close.

LOL about them thinking you might not pass the background check. Seriously, that's hilarious.

eight helping hands said...

Oh My goodness, I couldn't stop laughing. You better pack him an energy drink as well.
Thank you stopping by blog and telling me I'm humrous, writers block and all. It was greatly appreciated.

Nancy said...


I love the last one about "loving you to the front door"...! Very precious conversations. :D

Fearless Mom said...

too cute. i like your selection of books in your profile. have you tried lee child books?

MAMA CEO said...

OH how precious.

Anonymous said...

How sweet, they are too cute and so very smart. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the things kids say! These are such precious little stories and I loved them! Good luck with your fingerpainting!

Tracy said...

TOO adorable! You have inspired me to make sure I write these things down once they start speaking. Thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

How cute. Kids really do say the darndest things.

Thanks for your willingness to play the letter game, if you still want to play I give you the letter W. Good luck with it. I can't wait to read your post.

Veronica Lee said...

Your kids are really, really, really adorable!

Cant Hardly Wait said...

Funny... sometimes i only love my husband to the kitchen and back.

Creative Junkie said...

Awwwww - this is too too sweet!

I so miss those days! Don't you wish you could just bottle up all that cuteness?

Tess said...

That was too funny! Isn't fun to be able to jot down what your kids say?

Lady Christie said...

Those are cute, kids are just adorable

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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