July 19, 2011

From the mouths of babes...

Sometimes we can only imagine what is going on inside the mind of our little Rachel...

While watching TV a commercial came on that featured puppies. Rachel got all excited and shouted "Puppies, puppies!" and then the commercial ended....
She put her hands on her hips, looked at her daddy, scoffed, and said, "Daddy, I want puppies." When daddy couldn't produce puppies on command she shouted at him and ran out of the room. All we could do was laugh at her disappointment which, I'm sure, makes us horrible parents.

Me: "Rachel, did you have fun at Jane's today?"
Rachel: "No..."
Us: "Why not?"
Rachel: "asldkjfonwoiernasndoh asdfnlaksefjo sndlfqwjel;n asdlfje3"
- We have no idea what that means but okay....whatever.

Rachel: "Normy, stop!"
Norman (the cat): - blank stare -
Rachel: "Normy....alskdjfowiejasdifj dkieueicl"
Norman: - blank stare -
Rachel: "NORMAN!"
Norman: "Yeah, okay"

Me: "Rach, do you want some popcorn?"
Rachel: "I WANT COPCORN!!!"
Me: "Okay, do you want to help me make it?"
Rachel: "as;ldkfjasoeir cwieckopwe eivneiiwoncow sopqmnepnven aoinex wonxkiwle cofenfo iwoenaoldjfe voe fifoenwo evjn voelsla cowlwlrn owneockoencoflekeosn copcorn!"

Rachel: "Daddy"
Daddy: "What?"
Rachel: "Daddy"
Daddy: "What?"
Rachel: "Daddy"
Daddy: "What?"
Rachel: "Daddy?"
Daddy: "What Rachel?"
Rachel: "Daddy...asldjasdoaweij?????!!!!!"
Daddy: - blank stare -
Rachel: "DADDY....ASLEROALSERJ????!!!"
Daddy: "yep"

And then there are days like this...
Rachel: "I want crap"
Me: "What....?"
Rachel: "I want crap!"
Me: - blank stare - (thinking, what is she asking for?!)
Rachel: "Mommy, I want crap!"
Me: "Rach, can you point to what you want?"
Rachel: Pointing, "I want CRAP!"
Me: "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...." You want grape."
And then I sigh in relief....that could have been a lot worse.


  1. Hilarious! My Tiny One does the same thing: I have learned to give the smile and nod and say things like "really?? "Yes Sweetie" or when she really excited and speaking in her native language I say "Oh my goodness! Tell me more!"

    For a good laugh--I turn to her big sister, the translator, and ask her what the Tiny One said and I always receive a very funny interpretation! :)

  2. I think the hilarity of what comes out of little kids mouths are what keep us sane in this crazy world of parenthood.

  3. Perfect! Sounds like she's right on track!

  4. Sometimes I feel like I'm playing make-believe and just pretending that we're having a conversation. But, we both seem to be enjoying ourselves so it works for me. :)

  5. Ah yes, the trying to translate years! A lot of nodding to who knows what they are saying. Both my sons at a young age have liked to use the word 'hook' for anything that can grab things. So we get a lot of sentences with 'hooker' in them.

  6. Hee, hee! Love the last one! My little girl was asking for a "beer" recently. WHat?!? Oh .... a gummy BEAR ... that I can do. :)

    Visiting from SITS :)

  7. Out of the mouths of babes! Lol! Thank you so much for stopping by on my SITS day, I hope to hear about your experiences in canning this year. Until then, I love hearing about that little girl. Children are such fun and provide so much joy. My boys keep me in stitches most of the days =)