Monday, February 1, 2016

Oh these cute children!

The things children say!

This takes on an extra special meaning with Jax. When he says something, we try our best to figure it out right away or call in reinforcements, 'Shayla, come quick, Jax is saying something and we don't know what it is!'
Because if you don't repeat, exactly, what he says, watch out! And there is no pretending you understand and making a general answer. You must repeat, exactly, what he says or a large temper tantrum will surely follow!
The other night, him and I were taking the compost out and he pointed to the sky and said, 'Moo ha.'
And I thought, yes got it, and repeated, 'The moon!'
Jax: Moo ha
Me: I see the moon too!
Jax: MOO HA!
Me: The moon's in the sky?
Me: Moon HAAAAAAAA!!! (Sometimes I can get away with it, if I just quickly repeat his sounds!)
Me: Moon sky?!!!! (Please be moon sky, pleeeeaaasseee!)
Jax: (Now flopped on the ground and kicking.) MOOOO HA!  MOOOO HA!!! MOOOO! HAAA!
Me: (Light bulb clicking on) Moon high!!!!! MOON HIGH!!!
Jax: (Standing up again.) Ya, Moo Ha!

Mya's turn:
Today we were reading Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see? And at the end we were going through all the animals and Jax and Mya were saying most of the animals names, so we tried colors. Jax got the color brown. Mya got no colors. We practiced a bit and then moved on to animal sounds.
Starting with what sound does a frog make?
Mya excitedly shouts: FROG FROG FROG!!!
Me: (Laughing) And a sheep Mya?
Jax: Ya Sheep! Sheep! SHEEEEP!
Poor 3rd and 4th children... they only know cat and dog noises... and their parents don't even realize this until they are 2 1/2 years old!

On the way to skating today Tristan says, 'I am really excited to go to teacher skating today because last time we got to chase bubbles!'
Me: Oh really? That sounds like it was fun!
Tristan: Didn't you see the bubbles?
Me: No, I don't know how I missed seeing that! Maybe I was too busy chasing the twins around!'
Tristan: (with big wide eyes) You were playing chase too?!!!
(Haha, yes 'playing chase', chasing them down from the top of the railing, or chasing them out of the bathroom where they have built in sensory water tubs of fun!!!) 

And Shayla:
Today Shayla walked to the arena from her school, by herself... about 1 block! So at dinner we got talking about what to do if she ever got lost.
A couple of points we talked about were phone number: which she knew.
And Tristan's test was last name: which we are not sure if he knew because Shayla answered it before he had a chance.
Me: Shayla, you could have gave Tristan some time to try and answer that.
Shayla: Well, what about middle names. Tristan, what is your middle name?
Tristan: (Blank look)
Shayla: A middle name is like, in the middle. Mom, your middle name is bucket... bucket head or something, right?

Oh my.
Kimberly Bucket Head.

Actually, it kind of has a nice ring to it!  Hahaha

I guess I've talked about my blog a time or two?!
That or Uncle Ron still calls me Kimberbucket and Shayla overheard!

Oh the things children say!


Kimberly said...

And Amber... Leah was there during the reading of Brown Bear... She got pretty much all the colors and sounds! While M and J were shouting SHEEP, she was shouting BAAAAAAAA! Hahaha!

Allise said...

Hilarious! We've also been talking about names and colours etc. I love listening to hear how kids see the world. And then trying to figure out what in the heck they're even saying! Haha! I'm loving all the posts lately! ❤️

Anonymous said...

Love it!
I have not seen that side of quiet, easy-going Jax! That is a surprise...
I love hearing about your "family life" enjoy going to Kimber Bucket Head's blog!!!! He!He!
Love mom (AKA... Bucket E. Gooch)

Amber said...

Okay, so I've clearly been a little busy and behind on my blog reading, but this made me chuckle :) Yes, Leah is a little obsessed with colours and numbers, and Tori randomly quizzes her on animal sounds for some reason. Maybe we should ask her to teach Mya and Jax... she'd be happy to help!

I'm loving the developing personalities of Mya and Jax... and loved that Mya came to hold my hand while we walked across the park today!

I'll get that puke catcher medal ready asap!

Vanessa said...

Kids are cute aren't they?! They do say the best things... even when we miss half of them at the age of two!
I like that Jax is so dedicated to making sure he is being understood exactly. I love Mya's enthusiasm... accuracy will come later! Tristan's positive outlook on life, he's a 'the cup is half full' kind of guys! And Shayla, man she must pay attention and have really good recall... Bucket Head... that's awesome :)
Keep the posts coming I love to read all the stories coming out of your house these days!