I have to record this for myself more than anything. He says really hilarious stuff all the time and I get really sad knowing that I will forget these days....
I was holding Jayden on my lap facing me the other day because he was crying and scared. He suddenly stopped crying, leaned back, patted my stomach and with genuine concern and pure sweetness said "oh mommy, be careful for your baby."
He was using the potty early one morning. We both sat in the bathroom in silence as we tried to fully wake up and he says, "what time is it?" And he didn't just say it, he said it like you and I would if it was WAY to early.
Hanging out in the kitchen one morning. "When Joci and Gabbie wake up (they weren't even home) and when Journey wakes up (she was actually asleep still)...you can make smoothies." Random. Later that day I walked in the kitchen and saw him standing there. Before I could say anything to him he asked,"Can you help me clean the kitchen?" Ummm....sure?
You know your clean laundry pile desperately needs to be folded when your 2 1/2 year old points and says, "Look Mommy, dats a mountain. Can I crash (jump) on it?"
On our 6 hour trip to see my grandmother Jayden asked if I would turn off the dvd player (this was about 5 hrs into the trip). "Mommy, turn that off, I wanna talk." We ended up singing happy birthday to the rain, shoes, a big tree, ymca, treats, poo-poo and gas station. Whatever works!
Last but not least. I saw him on the ymca playground with his teacher close by. It looked like he was upset and I was sure he got into trouble for refusing to share. By the time I reached childcare they had already brought him inside. I saw a very dirty face streaked with tears and I was certain he got into trouble. So, I asked his teacher and she said, "no he just came up to me and said he needed his sister." He apparently had searched the playground and was concerned because he couldn't find her. I asked him in the car what happened and he said with great conviction, "I lost Journey." So sweet. We reminded him that the little kids don't go to the playground and reassured him that he did not lose her. He proceeded to laugh and say, "yeah, that's silly."
Today I said, "Lord have mercy" and Jayden proceeded singing loudly, "Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy on me." Cracks me up!
By the way Journey is talking more and more. She says jump (as she jumps about 1cm off the ground and falls down), hi, bye, diaper, eat, princess (sounds more like pa-cesssss), good throw, socks, down, up please. And apparently I call her princess so much that the twins think that is her name. LaJuan told me the girls pulled into the driveway today and pointed to Journey and said, "Princess."