This girl. I don’t even know where to start. When I look at her, I see no trace of my baby Maddie left. I’m fighting my emo urges like whoa right now because I REALLY want to be sad and write poems about it.
She was a baby for such a short time! I miss her little bald alien head! I miss her little chunky legs! I don’t miss her mullet! Thank God that’s gone! That was really really bad!
But you know what? She’s just way too much fun right now for me to dwell on the sad stuff. I am in love with this little woman, as crazy as she is (and as crazy as she makes me). She’s not a baby anymore, but she’s my sweet little buddy now.
The things she says seem to make our family laugh, so I like to share them with you all every once in a while. Here are a few of my recent favorites.
I’ve been trying to teach her what it means to have good manners. I’ll point things out to her when she’s being rude. I encourage her to talk to other kids and be friendly. So when we’re out shopping, she tries to strike up conversations with other kids she sees. She’s constantly being ignored (rawr Mama bear smash), but I don’t interfere. I tell her to just keep being kind and she’ll find other nice friends. And she does, usually.
At the grocery store last week:
Maddie: Hi girl!
Girl: Blank stare, no response.
Maddie: HI GIRL!! :D
Girl: Turns away without a word.
Maddie: *in earshot of the girl and her mother* Mom, that kid is RUDE.
That same day at the same store, I was telling her to calm it down with the running and twirling in the aisles.
Me: We have to watch out for people. You might be standing in their way while they’re trying to get through.
Maddie: I love you too, Mom.
While dropping Justin off at work one day, she was being chatty, per ushe. Justin had closed the door while she was still going. He was walking away from the car and she just kept talking to him. All of a sudden she stops and says, “UGH, I’m sick of this. I’m sick of him not hearing me.”
While stopped at a red light in the car, Maddie was getting upset because her shoes weren’t strapped on perfectly. She does this a lot (a tad OCD). Justin started telling her to calm down and that he was going to take her shoes off and not give them back if she didn’t stop yelling.
There were 10 seconds of silence and then we were graced with a song:
I love Mommy!
I love red lights!
I love flowers!
But noooooot Daddy.
Let’s take him to work!
After making me laugh:
“I’m cracking you up right now! HAHA! And you’re cracking me up!”
Now she’s starting to get her cracks and craps confused…
“You’re crapping me up!”
“You just made me crap up!”
“You just made me crap!”
Must’ve been a really good joke if I made her crap that much.
When Jack sneezed:
“AH! He bless you’d on me!”
Nicknames for Jack:
But I’m trying to teach her to have good manners, remember? So she makes sure to whisper these so he can’t hear and doesn’t get hurt feelings.
Read more Maddie-isms in Volume 1