Tuesday, January 22, 2008

...the mouths of babes!

Here we are at Tiny Talk Tuesday again and the kids have me laughing up a storm with their cute words!

Reagan is growling in frustration about something with which she is playing when I hear,
"I'll just deal with it!"
(Uh, I don't actually recall saying that to them so I'm not sure where this phrase came from!)
Jefferson: Mom, can I vacuum? Please?
Me: No, you may not!

Yes, this sounds crazy. I mean, what mom would say no to a kid asking to do a chore, right? But you've gotta know my son to get this. We just purchased a new cordless, lightweight vacuum to use for the daily pickup of kitchen crumbs. When something like this is new, it is considered almost the same in value as a toy to Jefferson. So all day he was running down the battery by vacuuming over an already clean floor. By dinnertime dh and I had had enough! But we did find the quote amusing!


sbharnish said...

ummm...i am most definitely positive that she got that phrase from good old aunt becky :o).....so just deal with it!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Wow! Send him to our house... we could use a little help! ha ha I love the "deal with it." Sounds like she's a character.

Foxy5 said...

Oh my 5 year old loves to vacuum! The only problem is he doesn't let the front end actually touch the ground. So he'll push the thing around the living room for 10 minutes and the floor is just as dirty as it was when he started. Let him use the hose instead and he'll suck up everything in sight.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

That is so funny - you guys will laugh over that love of the vacujm in the future...glad you recorded it :)