Friday, November 21, 2008

That makes sense

Today I was reading Curious George to Luke, and after "He was a good little monkey, and always very curious." I added, "Just like Luke." Luke protested that he wasn't curious, but I said he always wanted to know things, just like George.

Then Luke said, "I not live inside TV." I said, "Certainly not. You live outside the TV." Luke replied, "I live in front of the TV." Which is, of course, about right.

Playing Games with Emmett

Emmett's two favorite games are 20 questions and "let's make up funny uses for materials." You know the first, and I have no idea where he came up with the second. It goes like this:

Emmett: "Beds made out of PIZZA BOXES!" (laughter)
Me: "Curtains made out of LUNCHMEAT!" (more laughter)
Emmett: "Cars made out of GLASS. The kind that breaks into tiny little pieces." (ditto)
Me: "Windows made out of ICE!" (you guessed it)

This can go on all day.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Luke is funny

I often wear my hair up in a pony-tail so when Luke asked me what I was doing, I told him. You never know what a kid will remember, but today when I was putting up my hair, Luke told me I had a horse head.

A few days ago I was talking to Grandma on the phone with Luke on my lap. Luke started pressing his ear up to the side of my head opposite the phone. After a minute, I realized what he might be doing, so I asked him if he was trying to hear Grandma. Yep.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

More singing

For a long time, Luke hasn't wanted me to sing lullabies to him when putting him to bed. A few nights ago, though, he was pretty upset. I couldn't figure out exactly why - he seemed to be remembering upsetting events from the day, so he was crying a bit and I wasn't really able to stop him. As usual, I asked if I could sing him a song. He said yes! And when I started singing, he stopped crying. That's an easy way to make your mom happy.


I spent a bunch of time cleaning the house today - we have people coming over tomorrow. Emmett was in the basement playing video games a bunch of the time. When he came upstairs, he said, "Wow, mom, it's looking good up here!"

When the bough breaks...

Luke learned the first two lines of "Rock-a-bye-baby" from a toy of his. It plays "Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top, when the wind blows the cradle will rock, but for the rest of the song it just plays the tune.

Tonight at bedtime, he requested the song. After I sang it completely a couple of times through Luke said, "Baby fall, not safe. Cradle fall down." He was pretty concerned about this problem. I managed to deflect by saying it was just a silly song, and pointing out that cows don't really jump over the moon, either. I also started singing "la la la" for the second half of the song. He'd jump in, saying "It's just a silly song! Cows don't jump over moon! Silly!"