15 Fun Facts About My Kids

17 Feb
The Feminist Breeder invited her readers to join with her in sharing 15 Fun Facts About My Kids.  I thought it was a great idea and a good way to remember all these little things that make life so perfectly crazy and lovelyfull.  If you want to take part, check out TFB’s blog.

Would you look at those blue eyes! Photo by Lena Pettus

  • Zoe refers to her Cheerios from Trader Joe’s as “Ick Cheerios.”  As in, “Can I have some more ick Cheerios, mommy?” Why yes of course, would you like a side of gross with that too?
  • Noah eats more than Zoe for most meals and still breastfeeds like it’s his last booby meal on planet Earth.
  • Zoe started preschool this week.  Which is kind of a big deal for me.  On her first day she ran right into the class room and didn’t look back which equally thrilled me and pained me.
  • Noah has a love affair with the bathroom toilet.  Without fail, if the door is open to the bathroom, he’ll crawl to the toilet, pull himself up and practically lick the toilet seat. It disgusts me every single time.  How can I teach my son that playing with the toilet seat is “ick?”
  • Zoe and I have been looking at the book A Child is Born together. She’s fascinated by the pictures and keeps asking me to read her the story of the “baby growing.”  So it came as no surprise when, tonight, Zoe asked me if I had a baby in my tummy.  Kind of sweet. But no. No! This tummy is on the lock down, sweetheart. However, I am bracing myself for that awkward moment when she’ll ask a perfect stranger if they have a baby in their tummy.
  • Noah is eating so many blueberries lately that his poop is a lovely indigo shade.  It’s actually pretty.
  • Zoe’s crazy about toilet paper. CRAY CRAY CRAY ZEE. Which might explain why I constantly replace the empty role. It might also explain the toilet paper mountains I continually find in the commode. How does one teach their almost three-year-old to only use a little bit when they wipe.  Someone help me, please?
  • Noah is so close to walking I can feel it! I cannot wait for him to walk.  Crawling is nice and all, but walking is so much more enjoyable. 

"Mommy, what do dogs eat?" Photo by Lena Pettus

  • Zoe talks constantly. All the time.  She especially likes to ask me questions like, “Mommy, what do snow leopards eat?”  I try very hard to not tell her that they eat sweet baby Thumper and his friend baby Bambi. Instead I tell her they eat steak, lots and lots of steak.  On that note,  remember when your kids were little and you couldn’t wait for their first word? Hahahahahahaha! Yeah, it comes back to haunt you.
  • Noah is wearing size 4 diapers and size 4 shoes.  At ten months, this kid is a moose.  A cute moose, but still, a moose.
  • Zoe started a sentence the other day with the word, “Ideally.”  Um, really kid?  
  • Noah on the other hand seems to be taking his time with words or any sort of semblance to words. Which concerns me. But maybe because he started crawling at six months and pulling himself up to a stand and then immediately cruising at seven he’s more interested in where he can go rather than what he can say.
  • Zoe’s sings “He’s a tramp and I love Him” after bedtime prayers and without fail it cracks Peter up every night.  He then makes references to me about the post modern faith movement and how she must be ready for Lent.
  • Noah moved into his own room and it’s set up like an official nursery. Finally. I went and bought a crib, bumper, and changing table from Ikea with tax return money. First time this boy actually has his own room with his own things and not Zoe’s hand-me-downs.  I think he’s glad that the pink crib sheet and bumper are no longer mocking him.
  • Zoe loves to come into the bathroom while I’m sitting on the potty and say, “I’m so proud of you, Mommy!”  I can’t help but laugh every single time. Having a bathroom cheerleader is awesome!

There you have it,  fifteen irresistible things I find charming about my kids!  Now it’s your turn.  Check out The Feminist Breeder’s link and be sure to link your blog in the comment section of this post if you joined in the fun.

3 Responses to “15 Fun Facts About My Kids”

  1. TheFathlete February 17, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    love love love, so sweet.

  2. Courtney Sperlazza February 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Ah, I remember the blueberry poop. DD is only 6mo so we’re a couple of months away from that!


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