Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bedtime Conversations

Earlier this week I was tucking my three-year-old into bed. We were laying nose to nose, enjoying a few minutes of precious snuggle time. (He's a toddler--he doesn't usually do the snuggle thing. I have to wrestle him for a hug.) Anyway, we were exchanging kisses. Butterfly kisses, Eskimo kisses, cheek-to-cheek kisses, you name it. Oh, how I love my boys' bedtime! This particular night was pure bliss. Until...

Toddler: Mom?

Me: Yeah, Honey?

Toddler: Will you pick my nose?

Me: What? No. Absolutely not. I'm not going to pick your nose.

Toddler: Why not?

Me: Because that's yucky. If you have to blow your nose, use a tissue. Do you have to blow your nose?

Toddler: No. I just want you to pick it.

Me: NO.

Toddler: (playing with my hand) Your fingers are too big. They won't fit in my nose.

Me: You're right. See? I can't pick your nose.

Toddler: (sticking his finger in my nose out of the blue) But my fingers are little. I can pick your nose!

Oh, joy. My own personal gold digger. ;)

Your turn: Have your kids wowed you with any doozies lately? I'd love to know I'm not the only mother whose son is obsessed with bodily functions... (Including but not limited to: belches, farts, boogies, ear wax, toe lint, and belly button fuzz. This is also the child who waves goodbye to his poopy, sighing "there goes all my hard work" when he flushes the toilet. His father and I are very proud.)


  1. Ah, yes, the treasuerd male toddler moments. Mine happened one lovely morning as I was holding & cuddling his still-warm-from-bed self. As he was contentedly sitting in my lap, he asked, "Mommy, know what I yikes best?" thinking I was in for a cherished I-yikes-snuggling-on-your-lap-in-the-morning moment, I responded, "No, buddy, what do you like best?" and eagerly waited the adorable response. His response? "I yikes to go stinky mommy...and my favorite is when I get to go uuuuuuuhhhhh."

    Great. Thanks for loving your mother, kid.

    He's 15 now...

  2. I have a 4 year old and he can really say some shocking and funny things! I asked him the other day what he would like for dinner...his reply - "a roasted leg o' lamb"...where did he come up with this? I have NO IDEA; I have never cooked lamb nor discussed it! A while back...3 yr old - "ah gross" Me - "what?", Him - "nothing mom I fixed it" he responds while wiping his hand on my sweater, Me - "Um did you just wipe a boogie on mommy's sweater", Him - "Uh-huh and now I have poblem solved" Apparently mommy's make good tissues :) I could go on and on as I'm sure most moms can with funny and shocking stories but I will leave it there. I hope you are enjoying your time in Michigan!

  3. So funny, Miriam! I always hold my breath, hoping my kids will come up with something sweet and loving instead of icky and (often) inappropriate. Thing is, when I'm waiting for it, it never happens. But when I least expect it... "I love you, Mom." I live for that. :) Does it get better when as they get older???

    Britanie, I'm a human tissue, too! It's so embarrassing when you don't realize that you have something on your shirt and a stranger has to point it out. Boo. BTW, I'm having a wonderful time in Michigan! Thanks for the well wishes. :)

  4. My little guy will be two this July, so he's only putting two and three words together to make mini sentences. I love it! He's currently obsessed with our neighbors' dogs - he calls them "buppies" instead of puppies. Every night before he goes to bed he talks about the "buppies." I usually tell him that they're inside sleeping. The other night he looked at me and asked, "Buppies go night-night?" I couldn't stop smiling. I'm looking forward to more of these little talks :-)


  5. Tracy, I love it when my kids mess up words! Buppies is adorable. :) Have you written it down in his baby book? My kids had all sorts of silly words, but I've already forgotten so many of them! It makes me sad...