Sunday, October 14, 2012

Our Quotable Kid

Our friends got us this great journal to record all the funny quips Em throws our way. It's currently somewhere in our office/guest room, so until I unearth it, I've been collecting her quotes in a blog draft that I'm finally sharing with you. 
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First, I'd like to think that Em has a fairly impressive vocabulary. However, she does regularly confuse words, and it's so cute that I can't bring myself to correct her. 


She thinks catalogs are magazines, but she calls them "magnets." 


Sprinkles on cupcakes are "sprinklers."


A menu is called a "men-you-m."


And Jack-O-Lanterns are "Jacquelines." 

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While watching the Olympics. (See? I told you I've been holding onto this list for a while.) 

"Mommy, I like these sports. They're girls!"

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Brent and I said something about China. 


"China? That's the lost city of gold!"

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Sometimes we play a game where we take turns telling "secrets." Brent whispered, "You're the best Em ever." She replied, "That's not a secret."
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During one of her epic bedtime stalling episodes, she popped out of her room to tell us, "Never surprise a skunk."

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We took four weeks of swim lessons over the summer. One of her sessions included our first encounter with a boy who had Em's unisex name. He was a handfull, not listening to the teacher and constantly swimming off on his own. Our Em once noted, "Boy Em makes bad choices!"

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On mealtime manners. "Mommy, we don't talk with our mouths full. See my mouth? It's not moving!"

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"That's cray-cray!"

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After reading a bedtime story about eating healthy and exercising. 
"Daddy, what does 'trim' mean?"
"It means to be in good shape."
"Like a diamond...a triangle....a circle..?"
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"Give me a beat!"

"A what? "
"So I can dance, Daddy!"
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"This water is fresh cold, like shave ice!"

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As I'm leading one of our dance parties. "Mommy, let's pretend we're in Zumba and I'm a Mommy!" 

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"Em, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
"A singer! Or a guitar singer! Or an opera singer! But I need a guitar and a microphone!"

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To me and Brent, as if it's a privilege. "Who wants to get me a glass of milk? Raise your hand! Eenie, meanie, miney, mo..." 
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5 comments:

  1. hahah those are awesome! i love the who wants to get me a glass of milk. i'm going to try that on my husband and see if it works.

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  2. She is one adorable kid.

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  3. hehe too cute! when my oldest was her age, I would say, "you need to behave!". Then she would respond, "I am have-ing". Aww... memories. :)

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  4. Anonymous12:57 PM

    She's fabulous.

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  5. Those are hilarious! The advice about the skunk had me laughing out loud.

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