Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ye olde mommyblogger standby

1. Reverse psychology: Start 'em young.
Jo and Opie are playing in her room. I'm listening from the kitchen over the baby monitor. Jo wants to come down, but Opie doesn't. So she tries this sly little ploy: "Opie! Wanna go upstairs? Yeah? OK! This is downstairs here. That way is upstairs. Let's go! Let's go upstairs!"


2. Was it Rick? Maybe Mick? Slick?
I'm changing Opie's diaper. He starts to sing (calendar notwithstanding) "Ho ho ho, who wunna go, ho ho ho, who wunna go? Up onna housetop kick kick kick, down frew da chimmey wi' good saint ... ... ... SANTA!"


3. Never mind what I was going to say about your shoes, then
At preschool:

JO: Megan, those are some spiffy pants!
MEGAN (wailing): Miss Ruuuuth! Jo said she's spitting on me!

11 comments:

jen said...

you are a funny, funny woman.

movin'mom said...

I love these stories. I just wish I had had a blog back in the day to remember all the cute things they said. well...fortunately for them I found it in time for the teen years huh?

Lady M said...

Ha! Great song lyrics. Q comes home with fragments of Chinese songs from music class and I have a heck of a time puzzling out the words. I get some help from their songbooks, but it's much harder to piece together toddler singing when you don't know the original words!

Kate said...

Too funny! That's great that you write these things down. I have to start doing that, because my son says some things that are truly priceless.

Suzanne said...

When all else fails, just make up the words. That still serves me well.

Magpie said...

You have some funny kids!

mothergoosemouse said...

Every time you post such gems, it just makes me miss you guys more.

(The year-round fave here is "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town". And how jealous am I that Opie can SING?!)

Lisa said...

How funny....

Bon said...

lol. you know, i'm noticing a lot of posts across the momblogosphere this week about our kids. is it, like, march break or something?

:)

Mrs. Chicken said...

Hee hee! Your girl sounds like a pistol.

BlondeMom said...

I love that photo!