At this age, the Sugar Snaps say so many things that make us smile. There is a wonderful sense of magic in the world around them that they let us glimpse through their eyes. I started a series, From The Mouths of Sugar Snaps, where I share the funny things they say. If you are not writing down the amusing things your children say, I encourage you to try it. It is a way of capturing the memories better than photos alone.
My parents taught me that impressions of something can be all about the marketing. They marketed spinach to us growing up as something healthy that can make you strong. It worked. We happily ate our spinach. I have passed this tradition along to the Sugar Snaps and they all love spinach. I told them one morning, that if they made good choices, they could have some spinach with their breakfast. They quickly got on their best behavior to make sure they had a few leaves of spinach with their breakfast.
Spinach is so powerful in our home that it produced an epic meltdown. One day, I served spinach and everyone but Grayson polished it off. He shared what was left of his spinach with Ryder and Capri. Capri got the last bite of spinach and Ryder began to shout, “she ate my spinach!” We were out of spinach so I could not offer him any more. This escalated to him lying on the floor kicking and screaming that he wanted more spinach. This lasted a good half hour and is, to date, one of the longest tantrums we’ve experienced. Like most people, I am not a big fan of meltdowns, but this one had me masking a smile while it was going on.
Here are some more recent gems:
- One especially hot day, I served lemonade. Upon finishing hers, Capri said, “Mama, I have a lemonade milk-stache.” Ryder replied, “I have a lemonade milk-stache too!”
- Grayson misplaced his elephant lovey. He said, “Daddy likes elephants. He can be my lovey.”
- When we were out for a walk, Ryder said, “Mama, I saw a shoo fly!” All of the Sugar Snaps think they are ‘shoo flies’ because of the song. I explained a couple of times, but the phrase still stuck which I think is cute so I no longer correct them.
- On a recent hike, Grayson loudly informed a man hiking in the opposite direction, “I’m Super Why! I have the power to read!” The man smiled at him and kept walking. I am guessing he was unfamiliar with the PBS series. I am secretly glad Grayson is so enamored with a superhero that has the power to read.
- We had been discussing the Sugar Snaps’ upcoming 4th birthday. Xayden asked, “When I turn 4, will I be all grown up?”
- Later that day, at the kitchen table, Capri said, “I’m not a grown up yet, but almost!”
- The Sugar Snaps work together to get their tight soccer socks off. When Capri pulled Grayson’s sock off, He said, “You’re great. Capri you’re my hero!”
Do you remember some of the funny things your children or students have said? Please share them in the comments! I love all the funny things kids say.