Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Toddler musings

My most-recent favorite need-to-write-down-so-I-don't-forget-them lines by T, 3.5 years old:

  1. “Namaste, mommy.” Full with pressed palms. As I sat down for a one-on-one dinner with him one evening. Mommy doesn’t do yoga, so mommy wasn’t sure of the correct response. “Namaste, T?
  2. “Is she sitting on your phone?” His totally literal response to my comment that his sister was really FEELING the music (Which just happened to be “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor) since she was going all crazy clapping and bobbing her head to the song.
  3. "North America." When asked what a baby cat was called. And they say kids today don't know their geography. 
  4.  “I really missed you when you were gone, mommy.” My greeting when I got back from NY this past weekend. Heart melted. To be followed up the next day with a conversation: “Did you miss us, mommy?” Yes, T. Did you miss me? “No, I was very busy having fun.” Guess he was over it.
Considering this is the first time I've actually gotten my act together to jot down these must-remember conversations and he's 3.5 years old (and that his sister is fast on her way to having her own) -- and these are the only ones I actually remember after swearing I'd never forget them....I think I need to keep a pen with me all the time. Or at least a phone to jot it down on. Oh wait....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Musical Mom Fail.

Since I’m big into singing along in the car at full volume and – ask my husband – car dancing when the music hits me, I’ve been very careful over the past year or so about the music I download. You know, being cognizant that little human beings are driving along with me and listening to the same music I am – so I am trying to watch the words.

This means I’ve taken extra special care to search out and only download the “E” versions of songs on iTunes.

So I’ve been thinking lately, “Wow! I know we’re getting immune to seeing and hearing lots of stuff these days, but they are getting away with saying MORE AND MORE bad words on these ‘E for Everyone’ songs.”

What’s that, you say? “E” isn’t for “everyone”? It’s for “Explicit”?