i have been seriously dwelling on how hard it is to change parenting habits i have already established, but i have babbled enough about that here and so instead, i am going t0 share some of the things my kids have said recently that have simply made me smile.
"mamma? i want to go on a trip."
"i want to see the whole world."
(me, too, kiddo. me, too.)
"please, stop. i don't want to be erupted while i am doing art." (erupted = interrupted)
"mamma, would you sing me that christmas song with my (nick) name in it?"
me: deck the halls with boughs of holly fa lala lala lala lala
"bubba, are you?" (= "bella, where are you?") this one was especially cute because bella used to say "are you?" for "where are you?" also.
"nungull! nunnnnnngull!" (bet you'd have trouble translating this finnalect, too! nungull = popcorn, which he loves, so imagine that wide eyed, delighted smile, arched toddler pointing finger, and the squealy high pitch of a toddler.)
we had an amazingly wonderful family day yesterday. the kind where we were all in sync, spoke kindly, reacted thoughtfully, enjoyed each other, and felt rested. finn has a nasty cold, mike and bella have a touch of it, so we are planning for a lay-low sunday as well.
i hope your weekend is filled with silly, smile-producing moments, and none of the pre-christmas stress!