I'm preparing to give a talk on finding joy as a young mother. As part of my preparation I'm talking about keeping a jounal and decided to share some snippets from the Steno notebooks I keep on each of my children. It's where I've recorded the funny things they've said and done. The following are the excerpts I'm planning to share in my talk. Enjoy!
from Bug's notebook
February 9, 1996 (he's just over 2 years old)
Bug woke up a couple days ago with a diaper rash. He said to Hubby, "Daddy my bottom hurts." And knowing that kisses help things feel better he added, "Daddy, kiss my bottom!"
from Loula Belle's notebook
July 8, 1998 (age 2)
I told Loula Belle that we needed to put her shoes on before going outside. "No!" she said. "I want to wear my toes."
August 28, 1998 (age 2)
Yesterday for breakfast I made "eggs in a basket." I asked Loula Belle where we get eggs from. She didn't seem to know, so Bug told her they come from chickens. Eager to show me she was smart, Lou told me that milk comes from cows. "Where does orange juice come from?" I asked, pointing to her sippy cup. "From horses," she said.
from Beans's notebook
August 29, 2002 (age 3 1/2)
Now that Bug and Loula Belle have started school, it's just Beans and me at home. This morning I was using the bathroom when the phone rang. Beans answered it. "Hello," she said. (pause) "Yes. She's going poop," she says, and then brings me the phone in the bathroom.
I was mortified! And just hung up. But they called right back. Fortunately, it was my sister-in-law, Angie. Boy did we ever have a good laugh!
December 2, 2006 (age 8)
Loula Belle was complaining about the whole-wheat pancakes we were having for breakfast, and Beans said, "I'd rather be hungry than eat these.
And they wonder why I don't like to cook.