Posts Tagged ‘ kids say the darndest things ’

“Mommy, I can’t see the moon!”

Last night as we were making our way home from my in-laws, Sophie said to me, “Mommy, I can’t see the moon!”  She actually has a habit of looking for the moon (and coyotes) when we’re driving at night, so the statement didn’t come as a surprise to me.  I replied to her, “I know, honey, I don’t see the moon either.”  Then she says, “Where is the moon?”  I told her, “Well, sometimes the moon hides behind the clouds at night and then you can’t see it.”  On this particular night, there happened to be not a cloud in the sky, so obviously I was just making up something to tell her that would make sense to her as to why she couldn’t see the moon.  So of course I told her the first thing that came to my mind that I thought she might actually understand.  Much to my surprise, my 2 1/2 (almost) year old daughter is much more perceptive than I had thought and she responded to my statement with, “But Mommy, I don’t see any clouds in the sky.” 

My husband and I looked at each other and started laughing, somewhat quietly; both of us obviously stunned by the astute observational skills our young toddler had just displayed.  She asked again where the moon was and I managed to cease all questions with the response, “The moon is just hiding right now…it does that sometimes.”  We had just played hide and seek at her grandparent’s house, so I figured that answer would suffice.  I’m just not sure that she would have understood moon phases and how the moon is currently in its last quarter and, therefore, does not actually rise in our night sky until around 1-3 a.m.  Perhaps I should have just gone with that……next time.

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“You’re driving me nuts!”

Had to share this!  So last night, we had to make a trip to Target, my home away from home, to pick up formula, milk, a birthday gift for a girl at daycare, and so on.  I had Sophie in the cart and she insisted that I take her out to let her walk around.  So I did.  We were in the baby food aisle and she said to me, “Mommy, we have to get baby’s food.”  I said, “I know, honey, I’m trying to figure out what kind to get her.”  Again, she repeated, “Mommy, we have to get baby’s food.”  Again, I said back to her, “I know, honey, I just have to figure out what kind to get.”  She didn’t say anything for a few minutes, by which time I had already selected the baby foods that I wanted and had moved on to trying to find the wipes I usually buy.  Sophie said again, “Mommy, we have to get baby’s food.”  I said, “I got it already, Sophie.”  And then, quite unexpectedly, she said to me, “You’re driving me nuts!”  ROFL!!  Oh my goodness…I driver HER nuts???  Wait, really??  An male employee happened to be standing there and another guest was walking around at the same time and they both heard her and were laughing and looking at me as if to say, “Did she really just say that?”  I said to the employee, “Surely she can’t be talking to me!” 

As if that wasn’t enough, as we made our way through the small grocery section of the store in a search for iced tea, Sophie decided to browse down each aisle in her own search for the iced tea.  We came to the soda aisle and I decided to grab a 12 pack of Coca~Cola for the husband and myself.  Sophie was behind me at this point and was all excited when she said, “Ohhh, here’s the tea!”  I looked back and she was trying desperately to take a gigantic glass bottle of wine off of the shelf.  I said, “No Sophie, that’s not tea, that’s wine.”  She said, “Oh, that’s wine?  Is it for your whining?”  Again…ROFL!!!  Ummm…well, sorta!  Takes the edge off 😉

That’s all for now….enjoy hump day!
Shannon

The Beginning

“The Beginning” post of my blogging endeavor is just that….the beginning…the start of my “life” as a blogger. I’ve always had this notion that someone, somewhere, should come into our lives and document the life of our two year old daughter, Sophie. Kind of like “Jon & Kate Plus 8” minus the multiple multiples and slacker husband, although my husband could be cast into that category of husbands, but I’m not here to complain about him. Since that’s not going to happen and I would prefer to not have to deal with the issues that would arise out of having a nationally televised show, I’ll just share with a few, if any, people what it is that makes our little Sophie so….Sophie. I should also state that we have another little girl, Addison, who is equally as adorable, but she’s six months old and, while she does super cute things on a daily basis, is pretty much the same as your normal six month old…perhaps a little chubbier :o)

Sophie, an active toddler at two years old, is in a class all her own. She’s beautiful, vibrant, spunky, intelligent, polite, humorous, compassionate, stubborn, inquisitive, and the list goes on. I know that parents tend to over-gush when it comes to their children, but can you blame us? And really, to meet my daughter is to instantly love her. She can sing her ABC’s, count to 20 in English and 10 in Spanish (her father is Mexican), sing pretty much any nursery rhyme you throw her way (as well as multiple Nick Jr. theme songs), etc. She’ll approach people and ask, “What’s your name?” They’ll respond and ask, “What’s yours?” To which she replies, “I’m Sophie Carrasco.” If she hears someone crying while we’re out in public she’ll say, “She’s/he’s crying! Awww, what happened, Mommy?” She’s always trying to comfort her little sister when she cries, “It’s OK, baby Addison. It’s alright.” My husband and I got into an argument the other day and she proceeded to scold us from the backseat of our minivan! “Hey guys! Stop that! You have to use your quiet voice or no talking. Got it?” Yes ma’am!

There’re so many facets to this little person who never ceases to surprise or amaze me on a daily basis. Now, I want to keep this initial post fairly short and once you get to know me you may start to recognize that I tend to ramble. So for now, I’ll leave you with a little tidbit of helpful information that I just realized myself over the past weekend: some of the pants/ jeans that are made for toddlers have built in elasticity! I have several pairs of jeans for my daughter that are always hangin’ off her booty showing her Pampers Cruisers as though they’re Joe Boxers and she’s a “homegirl.” I’ve tried to find belts that will fit her tiny little waiste to no avail. Over the weekend, however, I was folding some laundry and noticed a little button on the inside of a pair of her jeans and realized that there was a strip of elastic sewn into the pants with belt-like notches in it, so you could pull the elastic strip and hold it tightly in place with the button creating an elastic waisteband! I got so excited I quickly checked her other pairs of jeans and they ALL have it!! All jeans were purchased at places like Target, JC Penney, and Old Navy. I’m sure it’s the brand of the jean and not necessarily the company purchased from, but anyway….Genius! I’m probably late to figuring this out, but hey, I was excited!

Thanks for reading. I look forward to sharing more with you about my learning experiences as a parent as well as the many faces of Sophie.

Take care!