Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Snippets

Mia is sitting in Lauren's room -- door closed -- singing and humming to her baby doll.

Mama: OK, Mia. It's time to get dressed, let's go pick something to wear!
Mia: Shhh. (Hushed) My baby was scared, so I'm singing love to her.
Mama: *whispering* What a sweet mommy you are! Do you like it when mama sings love to you, too?
Mia: *dismissive* No. I'm the only one who sings love.


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Around the kitchen table, Justin and Mia are squabbling about the correct way to sing a certain tune. I suspect they're both imagining a different tune in their heads, so will never agree. I bust out in a singing/dancing routine, complete with dishtowel flourishes and sweeping gestures to distract them.

Mama: I LOVE YOU BABY! AND IF IT'S QUITE ALRIGHT, I NEED YOU BABY, TO WARM THE LONELY NIGHTS. I LOVE YOU BABY...TRUST IN ME WHEN I SAY: OH PRETTY BABY! DON'T LET ME DOWN I PRAY! MY PRETTY BABY, NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU - STAY, AND LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY, LET ME LOVE YOUUUUUU! *striking a pose*
Family: *stunned into silence*
Mama: Oh, come on! I can't even believe I knew all of those words!
Justin: Yeah, can you imagine if you'd forgotten them? You might've looked dumb.


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Laying Mia down for naptime, we have one of our usual dialogues: The "I love you more than.." contest.

Mama: I love you...brighter than the twinkling stars.
Mia: I love you...colder than snow!
Mama: Oooh! I love you...deeper than the ocean.
Mia: I love you...sweeter than sugar!
Mama: Yum! That's really sweet! Okay, babe. It's time for sleep now.
Mia: No, wait -- can I have one last question?
Mama: Alright, but then it's time for sleep. Your last question is...Do you love me...higher than a mountain?
Mia: *giggling* No, mom! Not higher than that!
Mama: *feigning horror*
Mia: It's OK, mom. Maybe higher than a really small mountain.


I'm just hoping some of you had a weekend filled with love and respect, 'cause I got nothin'. There are a few hours left, though...

12 comments:

  1. I love your blog higher than a mountain :)

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  2. Sweeter than sugar and colder than snow? What a sweetheart she is, and what a great game!

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  3. awww...so sweet! i love the things kids say, I can't wait to hear the things Molly will be saying the years to come ;)

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  4. That is such an adorable game! Do you do that every night before Mia goes to bed? How cute!

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  5. Spunky Stork - Not every night, but it's fairly frequent. If there's no hurry and she's willing to snuggle for awhile, I'll milk it for all it's worth, though, and go on and on. Or sometimes we just do it throughout the day. The things she comes up with are sometimes hilarious, sometimes profound...last night she said she loved me stinkier than a skunk! Which is a compliment, because she's got some sort of skunk infatuation lately. And then she said she loved her daddy taller than God. Oh, the mind of a child. We love this game :)

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  6. I love that "I love you more than" game too"! What creativity both you and your baby girl have!

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  7. So incredibly funny! Mia is hilarious!

    And Justin's remark to your singing and dancing (which I'm positive was beautiful and graceful because I know mine always is) had me laughing so hard.

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  8. Gotta love a man with a quick wit. And lol at Mia . . . I've always said one should never have children as a self-esteem booster!

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  9. Busting out in song and dance is the best!

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  10. Your family is adorable and hilarious

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  11. Oh my! This is hilarious and priceless all the same. ;)

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Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?