It is true, kids say the darndest things. My 3-year-old continuously amazes me with his remarks. Especially when he says something which lets me know that he knows more than we give him credit for… or when he demonstrates a brazen act of talking back, but said with such innocence, that he has you questioning whether he was really just talking back. The answer to that question is almost always yes – he’s smart and he’s a charmer, so he’s already mastered the art of manipulation. So here are a couple of his one-liners from the last couple of days. I really need to keep a pen and paper more handy because this child gives me so much material!
Brogan: Mommy, I’m thirsty.
Me: Sorry buddy, you just had some water and you don’t need any more because you might wet the bed.
Brogan: That’s okay. I’ll just get out of bed and get more when you go downstairs.
Well, at least he’s honest…
Brogan: I want a marshmallow.
Me: Buddy, you have to eat your dinner, and if you eat really good, you can have a marshmallow for dessert.
Brogan: Uh, no thanks, I’m good. I just want a marshmallow.
Well, at least he knows what he wants…
Me: [in the bath] Brogan, stand up so I can wash you.
Brogan: [stands up] See mommy, I know how to listen!
Me: [no words; utter shock]
Me: Beckett, no sir! Stop hitting your brother!
Brogan: That’s alright. I will handle it.
Brogan: [shouts something to me from another room]
Me: What did you say?
Me: No, buddy, I couldn’t hear what you said.
Oh, how much fun he will be as a teenager!
And my favorite from this weekend… more proof that my son is, in fact, a ladies man. This was said to my sister-in-law’s pretty little 16-year-old friend.
Brogan: [upon seeing Savannah for the first time in a couple of months] Savannah, I’ve been missin’ you! [as he runs to her and gives her a big hug around the legs]
Brogan: [about 30 minutes after the first comment, obviously he needed some time to find the right words] So Savannah, do you like to go to the mall?
Really?? My 3-year-old has already figured out the ladies like when you talk about things they are interested in… Oh, Brogan, you are wise beyond your years, my son. I only hope that you are able to charm the moms and dads as well as you charm the girls… in an effort to decrease all the parent calls, of course. Oh, the joys.