After two weeks off, we are back in the swing of school and work. HALLELUJAH! Was anybody jumping with joy when they dropped their kids off at school last Monday? I’m not even sure the car stopped moving before I shoved, I mean nudged, the first toddler out. After I dropped the second little human off, I cranked my radio up and sang my heart out wearing pajamas and the biggest smile. It was like Christmas morning, but for me this time!
For those who are new to this series, check out its first post, which explains the nicknames. I wanted to bring a little humor and insight to the personalities of our family. All in good fun, of course. So here we go with two recent interactions that had me giggling.
—> Audrey and I are driving in the car, per usual, because I’m a chauffeur, eh um..I mean mom.
The Devil Wears Spiderman: Mom, is my bagel spicy? Because I have more of a spicy tooth, right?
Mary Poppins: You mean savory? You have a savory tooth.
The Devil Wears Spiderman: Yeah, that’s what I meant. Jack has a sweet tooth and mine is savory.
Mary Poppins: Yes, that’s correct. You tend to like foods that are more savory, salty or citrusy. Jack likes sweets more than you.
The Devil Wears Spiderman: So which tooth is the savory one? Is it this one? Pointing to her front tooth. Or is it a tooth in the back of my mouth?
Mary Poppins: Giggling. Well sweetie, none of your teeth are actually sweet or savory. It’s a figure of speech.
The Devil Wears Spiderman: Looking confused. What’s a fig of speech? Aren’t figs a fruit? That makes no sense mom.
Mary Poppins: No, figure of speech. It’s an expression. It means that your taste buds prefer certain types of food. Did you think it meant you had a tooth that was actually salty?
The Devil Wears Spiderman: Yes, hahaha! That’s silly!
—> Jack and mommy are checking out at Target because when aren’t we checking out at Target.
Cupid: Roarrr! Roarrr!
Mary Poppins: Are you being a lion?
Cupid: No I’m a scary monster. Roarrr! Turns to the checkout attendant and raises his arms up like a big bear. Roarr! Roarr!
Target Checkout Attendant: Oh boy, are you being scary? Talking to Jack.
Cupid: Yes, but I’m cute too. He says with a huge smile.
Mary Poppins: Laughing. Apparently I’ve been telling him that too much lately.
Target Checkout Attendant: Laughing. Well, you are pretty cute.
Cupid: Smiles. Yeah, I’m pretty cute.
All three of us are cracking up! Cupid finds this very funny, so he continues to tell all strangers how cute he is, for the remainder of the day. What a ham!
The purpose of this series is to document the sweet and silly moments of toddler times. We hope to inspire other parents to write down their own memories which can be forgotten over time. It’s these little moments that make motherhood so special!