Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

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I took this picture on Wednesday morning at a play date at our friends’ place and instantly knew it would become a family classic. Jackson is wearing shoes a size too big for him because we left the shoes that are his current size at the Passover Seder we went to Monday night. (Side note: Jackson only has one pair of shoes per size because he outgrows them, on average, every six weeks. Every six weeks! I mean, that’s how often I need new deodorant — which is a lot cheaper than a new pair of Stride Rites, let me tell you). Anyway, Drew went to pick up the shoes at his cousin’s home during his lunch break on Tuesday, but he forgot to actually take the shoes out of his bag when he got home that evening and, thus, they accompanied him to work on Wednesday and poor Jackson was stuck wearing the too-big-for-his-feet shoes an extra day.

That explains the shoes. The outfit is another story. And to spare you all the gory details, I’ll just say that that is the spare outfit I keep in my diaper bag in case of emergency, and it was, indeed, an emergency. Of epic proportions. Which reminds me, I really owe my friend, whose home we were in when said emergency occurred, a new package of baby wipes (for I went through all of mine AND practically all of hers), and a bottle of wine for dealing with us. And the moral of that story is: Parents (especially new parents who haven’t thought of this yet): always have a spare outfit in your bag because you never know when you’ll need it.

Anyway, this photo really encapsulates the life and times of young toddler-hood (Jackson turns one and a half in a few days!). It’s crazy and colorful and messy and fun and every day is a new adventure. Jackson’s vocabulary is exploding (much like other parts of him…), and it’s always exciting to hear what new word he’ll learn next. He has names for a lot of people (and pets) in his life, one of the best of which is how he calls Simone “Ma-Mone.” I need to watch my own mouth though now that Jack has started mimicking us. Last week, he started saying “Dayum!!” which is really funny now, but I suspect there will be times and places it won’t be as amusing. Actually, no, it’s probably always going to be pretty funny. Come on, a little kid saying ” Dayum!”? That’s hilarious. Once he starts saying the F-word, though, I’m in trouble. So mama’s gotta keep a cork in it.

So, what funny things did you say as a kid? Are there any family classics (stories or pictures) involving you (or your kid)?

Also! Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. I get to see my friend Matt again (the one who performs on a cruise ship and docks in Manhattan every nine days) and then am going to an Easter dinner at our friends’ place in the afternoon. Saturday will likely be a day of rest and cooking Passover-friendly fare.

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    Taylor March 29, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Yay! Happy weekend!
    My sister has a lovely polaroid of me mid-tantrum – crying, snotty, red face etc. I was around 3 at the time. My parents say I was a pretty chill kid, but the picture says otherwise =)

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    GertietheDino March 29, 2013, 4:18 pm

    My father will most likely tell this story at my wedding – he loves it so. He came home from work one day and I was making a fuss about something and he says to me “Gertie – stop crying!” To which I replied, “I’m not crying, I’m whining!”

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    GatorGirl March 29, 2013, 4:20 pm

    Goodness Wendy, he is adorable!! I love your choice of back up clothes!!

    This weekend I’m addressing wedding invitations. Seriously it HAS to happen this weekend…I’ve been saying it for a month now. But first we’re going out drinking at the undergrad hot spot to celebrate a friend getting their Phd and well just to go drinking!

    Oh and my friend could have her baby any minute! Yay babies!!

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    • Dear Wendy

      Wendy March 29, 2013, 4:30 pm

      Yay to just drinking!

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        GatorGirl March 29, 2013, 4:39 pm

        Ryan Lotche is at the bar!

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        Taylor March 29, 2013, 4:46 pm

        Creeper!! Is he filming that dating show? Where he talks about how he doesn’t have to pursue the ladies, cuz they come to him?

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        GatorGirl March 29, 2013, 4:57 pm

        Nah, he’s just day drinking like everyone else. He has a house in our town cause he went to school here. He’s a bit of an idiot. But nice to look at.

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        Taylor March 30, 2013, 10:12 am

        I do love swimmers builds!

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        gatecrashergirl April 1, 2013, 5:31 pm

        *Jealous* He may be dumb as rocks but boy is he pretty.

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      GatorGirl March 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

      I’ve successfully had a triple tequila drink and taken a picture with an Olympian and its barley 6. This might get cray.

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        Taylor March 30, 2013, 10:12 am

        How did your night end up?

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        GatorGirl March 30, 2013, 12:16 pm

        Shit. Show. Seriously. I haven’t had a night as crazy as that since I was 21. There was lots of dancing and even a stop at a baseball game and pizza. And the Gators beat FGCU and I tried to make couple friends at 1 am while wastey face. Super super fun but I feel like total crap right now. I can’t sit up straight I’m so hung over.

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        Taylor March 30, 2013, 1:33 pm

        Nice! Every now and then, that’s a good night to have. Hope you’re getting in some napping and good hydration =)

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow March 29, 2013, 4:27 pm

    This day could not get any longer. I’m going crazy here. It’s sunny and 60 outside, and I am stuck in the STD cave. It is a tiny, windowless room divided into 3 stupid cubicles. And I hate it. I want to be on my porch with a beer, dammit!

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    iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 4:29 pm

    I’ve worked an outrageous amount this week and I might have to work tomorrow, so I am grouchy. Also we had to stay at Ethan’s parents house this week and house-sit. Which brings me to this ephiphany I had: I am really high maintenance as an adult. I remember in high school I could stay at a friends house with no warning only wearing the clothes I had on. It took me an hour to pack shit I needed for 3 days! And! I forgot my clinique face lotion and paul mitchell hair serum and I had to drive back to my house to get it – because how do people live without those two things? Also I got shitty sleep, Sampson was super annoying, and in general I just wanted to be at my house. My friend that had a baby told me she can definitely relate in that staying at other houses (like her parents who live in town) is such an ordeal she just doesn’t do it anymore because she will inevitably forget something and it takes too long to pack the baby and overall it’s just a bother.

    You’re all welcome for that random discussion.

    Also, I want to skip Easter church on Sunday because I am training for a half marathon and I haven’t ran since LAST Friday because last weekend my parents were in town and then we were staying at Ethans parents house and then I had to work 40 hours in 4 days and BAH. We have Ethan’s cousins birthday party on Saturday that I agreed to go to before I realized how ridiculously busy I’d be but since I already agreed to go I don’t feel like I can skip that. So I’m hoping I can talk Ethan into letting me go to tonight’s service and skip Sunday’s. His mom will judge me but IDGAF.

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    • iwannatalktosampson

      iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 4:42 pm

      And really, Jackson looks enormous. How tall is that kid? He is so cute.

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    • katie

      katie March 29, 2013, 5:02 pm

      haha, i totally agree about loving your own home! i sleep so much better in my own bed. omg.

      and yes, if i dont have my particular face wash i die. when i was in high school my friends and i shared basically everything except underwear and toothbrushes. no more. lol

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 5:29 pm

        I think we even shared toothbrushes :/

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      • katie

        katie March 29, 2013, 5:33 pm

        no shame. lol

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      sarita_f March 29, 2013, 5:06 pm

      Skip church AND the run and come day-drinking w/ me? We’re celebrating The Original Zombie AND pretty weather by just getting sloppy in the day light. With flip-flops on. SHOULD BE FUN!!!!

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 5:29 pm

        Haha I would but even if I skip church to run I’ll have to go to post church lunch. Which I am actually not dreading because my MIL is a booze hound and I always like day booze. And they’re considering opening their pool early this year!! Which is kind of silly because you know we’re going to get at least one more big snow of the year, but if they’re willing to risk it I will enjoy it.

        But have fun and I’ll be day drinking too – we can cheers each other from across Denver, haha.

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    • CatsMeow

      CatsMeow March 29, 2013, 5:19 pm

      When I stay anywhere I have to have ALL my own stuff, including my hair dryer. I don’t like anyone else’s hair dryers.

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        iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 5:27 pm

        Yeah even their bars of soap irked me. I always buy dove exfoliating bars of soap. I use them in the shower to do all the usual shaving/washing and before bed after I’ve taken off my makeup and before face lotion. They had the nasty ivory soap that is slimy and feels like you’re spreading cum all over yourself. Enjoy that visual.

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    theattack March 29, 2013, 4:56 pm

    Apparently I used to talk non-stop as a toddler, and my parents nicknamed me Motormouth. They had to stop calling me that though because one day I met a new adult, and I introduced myself to them as “Motormouth.”

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    Jess March 29, 2013, 4:56 pm

    Awwh, great story!! He looks so much like a little Drew here.

    I have a story of embarrassing my mother when I was a toddler. It’s pretty awful but I hope no one will blame me for my lack of cultural sensitivity at age 3. Apparently one day at the super market, an African American man stood behind us at the checkout line. For reasons known only to me at the time, I pointed and said very loudly, “Mom! That man has mud all over his skin!”

    The man was not impressed, to say the least and my mother was mortified. We lived in the city where I saw people of every color and creed on a daily basis so she has no idea what possessed me to say that just then. Probably my flair for the dramatic. Poor mom. Poor unsuspecting man.

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      beelzebarb March 29, 2013, 5:11 pm

      My sister embarassed my mom at the grocery store once. She used to call ‘marmalade’ just ‘lade’. She and my mom were at the store and she kept asking for marmalade and mom kept telling her we had some at home already. When they got to the checkout line, Anna was nattering to the teenage, male cashier and said “Mommy didn’t get lade today! She already got some!”

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      vizslalvr March 29, 2013, 5:36 pm

      We passed a larger woman in the aisle at the grocery store and I loudly pointed and screamed, “Oh, look, mommy, there’s a BIG one!”

      Poor lady. Poor mom.

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      *HmC* March 29, 2013, 5:57 pm

      My little cousin (who has completed grad school at this point but whom I will always think of as “my little cousin”) was riding on public transport with her mom when she was around.. 7? And she got all uncomfortable and didn’t want to sit next to this man on the train because as she proclaimed “his skin is all dark and he looks weird”. Thankfully her mom (my aunt) took the opportunity to have a stern talk with her right then and there about judging people based on their skin color and how we are all equal. The man came up to my aunt afterward with a heartfelt thank you, and my cousin always remembered that.

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      Firestar March 29, 2013, 7:03 pm

      I got lost in a store when I was 6 and thought I found my mom – from behind same black hair, same trench coat. The lady was holding up some ugly article of clothing so I just went up to her, thinking she was my mom, and said “you’re not buying THAT are you?” And she turned to me to say “Yes – yes I am”. Oops. I ran off and found my mom, told her what happened and stayed glued to her side for the rest of the day.

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    • Lady_Red

      Red_Lady March 29, 2013, 8:00 pm

      My cousin grew up in a very not diverse neighborhood, and when she was a little girl and saw an African-American person one day, she said “Look, it’s a Cosby!”

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      Eagle Eye March 29, 2013, 8:21 pm

      In Preschool, there was a Sikh family and the dad freaked little 3yo me out! I used to get all dramatic and hide behind my mother whenever he showed up to pick up his son/daughter (I really don’t remember)

      Although for the record, Santa Claus freaked me the fuck out too, so, there’s also that…

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  • katie

    katie March 29, 2013, 4:59 pm

    everyone! i think my appetite is back!! my appetite seriously just shut down when i got back from travelling last week. i dont know if it was because i eat a lot and drink a lot when i travel or what, but i just wasnt hungry. and of course i am making breakfast pastries at work this week, so i was constantly tasting cake, basically. that certainly didnt help.

    but maybe its back! i ate a half of a sweet potato this morning and i just had a bowl of mac and cheese and im a tiny bit hungry still!

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    • CatsMeow

      CatsMeow March 29, 2013, 5:01 pm

      Umm. Wow. I wish I had that problem. I want to eat everything under the sun.

      😉

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      • katie

        katie March 29, 2013, 5:04 pm

        well normally im like that too! i was honestly worried this week.

        i thought i was pregnant again… even though not eating is like the opposite of pregnancy symptoms.. whatever. any interruption in myself i interpret as pregnancy. lol BUT i did change time zones 6 times this month, so i really was like googling and stuff.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow March 29, 2013, 5:07 pm

        I always think I’m pregnant too! Even when it’s impossible.

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    • iwannatalktosampson

      iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 5:30 pm

      You’re totally bragplaining right now. Especially since I told you about how it was literally impossible for me to get full this week. Two days in a row I had 5 meals. And no I’m not talking about those trainer approved small 5 meals. I’m talking 5 full meals. It was so weird. Even after eating 5 meals I never really had that full feeling.

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      • katie

        katie March 29, 2013, 5:34 pm

        yea thats usually me the week before my period. and even that didnt happen this month. it was seriously weird i thought something was very wrong.

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    beelzebarb March 29, 2013, 5:06 pm

    My sister was a year older than me so she learned to talk first. She took advantage of that to blame me for pretty much all of our shennanigans because I couldn’t really argue back. As a result, my first sentence was “She did it!”

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    Rangerchic March 29, 2013, 5:14 pm

    When my oldest daughter was 5 and I had just picked her up at kindergarten. I was driving home and she said “look mom, I have a hickey!!”. Wow, OK. I asked her how she knew she had a hickey and she said the boy in her class told her. Well then. Of course I explained it was a bruise and not a hickey (it was on her leg). But that was too funny.

    And I’m the oldest of my siblings. My sister is 5 years younger than me. Apparently I couldn’t wait for her to get out of diapers so I potty trained her at around 1.5 yo. My mom was soooo happy…she didn’t have to do it.

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow March 29, 2013, 5:15 pm

    I don’t have any good stories about myself. I think I was a really boring kid. My little brother was always an obnoxious turd, though.

    Instead of soap, he would always say “boap.” I remember one time when he was in the bath, me & my mom told him, “No, it’s *S*oap. Say ‘sssssssssssssssoap,'” and he goes, “Ssssssss-BOAP!”

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    cdobbs March 29, 2013, 5:51 pm

    how old are toddlers when the begin to speak…my nephew is almost two and he doesn’t talk at all…no words yet…i’m worried about it…other than that he is smart as a whip and growing like a weed…he’ll play with toys and is great at building things…just no talking…

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    • katie

      katie March 29, 2013, 6:11 pm

      i used to think that was really weird too, but i guess its not? some kids just go at different paces, and ive heard that sometimes they wont try to speak and get it wrong, if that makes sense- like they will wait until they have a better grasp on it and skip the “baby talk”. also, isnt it true that boys often speak later then girls? the female brain has a better grasp on language anyway, so that could be a part of it.

      i met my (step)niece when she was 2.5, and she talked like a regular person, full sentences and everything. i could have a full conversation with her. and then, another friend’s boy was 2 and could not say simple words, he said everything in baby-talk gibberish. i actually asked a coworker, who is a mom (and who didnt know them obviously), if there was something wrong with my friends son.. but she said no. and she told me all that stuff.

      im sure there is an age where no words after that should be inquired about, but im sure he is fine.

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        beelzebarb March 29, 2013, 6:21 pm

        Agreed. My friend’s son didn’t talk until he was about two and a half. She was out with him and she was on the phone with her mom and mentioned that she needed to stop at the bank on the way home. She got to her neighborhood and when she turned onto her street, she heard a little voice in the back seat saying “Bank, mommy. Bank.” She almost crashed into a tree.

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        iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 6:40 pm

        That reminds me…. my mom caught my brother in his crib when he was maybe 1.5-2ish practicing his words because my cousins had been making fun of his pronunciation. I kind of think it’s adorable that a 1.5 year old was self conscious – AND knew he was getting made fun of.

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        cdobbs March 29, 2013, 6:47 pm

        thanx! that actually makes me feel a lot better…i’m baby sitting the little guy tomorrow and i can’t wait to see him…i guess i should not worry about it and just let the poor guy develop at his own pace

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        paperheart March 30, 2013, 11:24 pm

        A kid I used to babysit used baby talk until she was 3. You couldn’t understand her at all unless you’d spent alot of time with her, and even then you couldn’t understand some things. I stopped babysitting her while she was still using baby talk, and then several months later I went to her big sister’s birthday party and she was using full sentences. She was so grown-up sounding! I’ll admit that I almost cried. Haha

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        cdobbs March 31, 2013, 6:30 am

        i baby sat my nephew yesterday and he called my dad “daddy” we were all just looking at each other like “yes”! finally (although my brother was so upset to miss his first word!)

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    Classic March 29, 2013, 6:45 pm

    When my son was about 10 months old, I would say “I love you” and he would say “you love me.” Which was so totally right. After he turned 1, he would say “I love you and you love me.” I still have the pictures he drew for me when he was learning how to write and he wrote that on the pictures.

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      Addie Pray March 31, 2013, 7:26 am

      Did he also say by any chance, “mom, you better out that ice cream away, you know Addie’s gonna kick your ass?!” Mwahahaha.

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        Addie Pray March 31, 2013, 7:27 am

        Put. Stupid iPhonw.

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        Addie Pray March 31, 2013, 7:29 am

        iPhone! Fail.

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        Addie Pray March 31, 2013, 7:33 am

        It’s really hard to trash talk with conviction from an iPhone. Also, I’d like to add, while I have reintroduced wine to my diet (I can’t let my poor 70-something year old mom drink alone!!!) still no cheese! Everybody, come play the Biggest Losers competition with us. I want to beat as many people as who will let me. It’s in the forums somewhere.

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        Addie Pray March 31, 2013, 7:45 am

        Also, all Addie Pray on the side bar! —->

        I guess it’s easy to do at 6 am on a weekend while all you sane people sleep, but still. I get a kick out of it.

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        Iwannatalktosampson March 31, 2013, 10:27 am

        I’m up! Ethan and I went to the 7am Easter service! 7! Meaning I had to get up at 6! I don’t even get up at 6 during the week. But now it’s over with and he’s getting us breakfast burritos (which I don’t like…but shh don’t tell him) and hopefully going on a run afterwards, followed by day drinking!

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        Caris March 31, 2013, 8:47 am

        no cheese?! how do you live without cheese D:

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        Classic March 31, 2013, 10:28 am

        Hahaha Addie Pray I just woke up and you better grab your lunchbox because I’m going to take you to school.
        (And that lunchbox better have celery and carrot sticks in it!)

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    iwannatalktosampson March 29, 2013, 6:49 pm

    Oh I actually do have a funny family story! So my mom was all about making sure her kids felt loved. She would say to my brother (3.5 years older) “Do you know that I love you?” and Sebastian would say, “Yes”. And then she would say, “and why do I love you?” and he would say, “because I’m Sebastian.” And she would say this to him all the time, like have that exact conversation. She wanted him to know that he was loved just for being who he was. So when I was old enough she started playing the game she said, “IWTTS do you know that I love you?” And I would say “Yes” And then “And why do I love you?” and my response was “Because I’m Sebastian”. Kid failure.

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      Caris March 31, 2013, 8:48 am

      lol

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  • EscapeHatches

    escapehatches March 29, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Apparently my Stepson’s first word was “Fuck.”

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      gillociraptor March 30, 2013, 10:36 am

      My brother’s first sentence was “Oh, shit.”

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  • katie

    katie March 29, 2013, 7:15 pm

    so im trying to think of funny stories of me as a kid, and i dont know if i have any… my mom always tells the story when we went to a nursing home to see my grandfather, i apparently took charge and was like, come on everyone this way and lead the way down the hall, saying hello to all the people there. but thats not really funny i guess…

    my sister has one.. she threw a tantrum on an airplane once while we were landing. she didnt want to sit down and my mom had to like hold her down while the plane was landing and she was screaming and screaming… and then when we met my dad at the airport my sister ran up to him and said “guess what daddy i had a fit!” like it was the best thing ever. lol. also, her first words (i think) were boo-boo and pop-pop. and then anything that she didnt know or understand become a boo-boo or a pop-pop. that was also funny.

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    AKchic_ March 29, 2013, 6:36 pm

    *laugh* Ah, the cussing monster. Eryx is dealing with this now. And I am not known for bottling my own cussing demon up. So, he knows quite a few *ahem* colorful words. Thank goodness he doesn’t go to daycare!

    My mom is attempting to take all four kids this weekend. We actually don’t know what the hell we’re going to do. We are going to go try to see a play tomorrow night, but that is dependent upon our pain levels (both of us are dealing with flare ups – thanks weather). We may just kick back and watch movies.
    We have to convince my mom and stepdad that Doctor Who is an acceptable Easter Sunday viewing choice, as the doctor has “resurrected” 10 times and has saved the world (and universe) more times than Jesus has (who may have kicked it with the Doctor). If I’ve got to spend Doctor Who Premiere Day with my mother, then dammit, they can learn to enjoy our nerddom a little bit!

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    LuckySeven March 29, 2013, 7:03 pm

    I love this thread! As a little girl, I was such the bossy one and would boss around my older and younger brother. Plus, my mom insisted on dressing me with her own sense of style. I have way too many pictures of me with my super long hair, jean jackets, brightly colored shirts, and then leggings in another bright color.

    This weekend, I am celebrating! I am no longer sick after a month, do not have clinical notes to close at home, and am catching up with my best friend over drinks and chocolate.

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    MELH March 29, 2013, 10:25 pm

    When I was a toddler, I was in one of those fisher price cars and my aunts dog blocked my path. I yelled “beep beep move it asshole” at the dog in front of everyone! That story still gets told at family gatherings.

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    AliceInDairyland March 29, 2013, 11:34 pm

    If anyone is looking to laugh until they cry, check out this link, I don’t know if I have a favorite. Anyone else get freaked out and cry when photographed with Easter Bunny/Santa? I know I did.

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      cdobbs March 30, 2013, 6:03 am

      so hilarious…some of the comments about the pictures were awesome…i am crying i’m laughing so hard right now 🙂

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      d2 March 30, 2013, 8:36 am

      Haha! Deranged space aliens with ears! Some of whom had an unfortunate Pepto Bismol accident.

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    Jenny March 30, 2013, 1:04 am

    Jackson is so cute! I totally second the “must have a change of clothes at all times” recommendation.

    My little guy turned 1 today. I’m so happy and also so sad. Seeing him grow up and become this little person is the greatest joy of my life…but its all happening so fast.

    Happy Easter everyone! 🙂

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      Classic March 31, 2013, 9:44 pm

      Oh Jenny, here’s the thing. It does not go away when they get bigger. So don’t be sad, really.

      A long time ago I was out at a a park with my tiny toddler son. It wasn’t a playground park, but a wooded/campsite type of place, and we were just playing with acorns and rocks and wandering/toddling around. The only other person there was a remarkably physically fit much older man there– he had white hair but, wow, muscular and ripped like Jack Lalanne. Always into fitness myself, we got into a conversation. During that time I was feeling the way you seem to be feeling– that your heart is filled with love for this tiny person but this time may be slipping away too fast. The older man told me something that reassured me and that I still remember and think of often. He said “Don’t worry– it doesn’t go away or change. The other day when I picked up my son at the airport and I saw him and hugged him, my heart filled, just the same as when he was a baby like your son. And my son just turned 40.”

      Well, 21 years have passed since that day, and my baby is a grown up man of 22, and I want to pass it on to you; It does not change– you have it forever. (also, you have a mental video thing that you can replay at any time, especially if you need to come up with the year of when something happened, based upon your son’s height at the time… or maybe that’s just me)

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    Addie Pray March 30, 2013, 10:56 am

    I am in vacation with my mom and I just asked her if I said anything funny when I was a kid. She said “oh sure, lots of funny stuff.” I asked “like what?” … After a long pause she said, “you know, by the fifth kid you kind of stop paying so much attention to those details.”

    I can respect her honesty.

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      Nadine March 31, 2013, 1:39 pm

      Haha. My grandma remembered one anecdote per grandchild (out of 13) and then just repeated them whenever we asked about what we were like when we were younger.

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    Heather March 30, 2013, 11:00 am

    Another thing to remember is to UPDATE the spare outfits. We’ve had a couple of times when our spare outfits have been many sizes smaller than the Toddler at hand!

    Speaking of watching one’s mouth. I’m pretty sure my 2 1/2 year old was singing “move dat ass” when I was trying to get him to get in the car & into his car seat.

    Happy Easter 🙂

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    Anna March 30, 2013, 4:39 pm

    I accidentally started swearing early when I was a kid and had no idea what I was saying. I think I was about 5 because I barely remember it. I was singing that silly “name game” song and using any random item I saw lying around the farm. I saw a bucket. So I started singing and bucket ended up becoming “fuck it.” My sister was shocked and told me to stop saying dirty words, which completely confused me. Until that point, I had no idea that fuck was a bad word. She explained to me that it meant “sexual intercourse but not in the beautiful way that god intended it.” LOL

    I’ve been reflecting a lot on my childhood lately since I’m moving away from the area I grew up in. My parents came by today to pick up a few things they wanted that I’m not taking with me (their first time seeing the apartment I’ve lived in for 8 years). It’s kinda fucked up that they never came here before but I’m glad they came because it cleared out a lot of stuff I had no use for.

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    Cleopatra_30 March 31, 2013, 1:13 pm

    When i was a little kid i was known for getting into ridiculous messes. One of the bigger messes was when i tore open our big bean bag and littered my bedroom in the small beads that filled the bag. This wasn’t one of those small kid sized ones either, it could fit a couple adults on it. So a large mess nevertheless! And my parents have a photo of it too! The only reason they found me was because i get very quiet when i do something i am not supposed too, and i still do that to this day. So they went looking for me and found the mess! And when i was 1-ish i got into the baby powder and spread it all over the room too, and we have a picture of that as well! if my future kids are gonna be anything like me, they are gonna be absolute terrors!

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    redessa April 1, 2013, 2:21 am

    Probably no one will see this because I’m way late, but it’s too funny not to share anyway.

    When my now 10 yr old was learning to talk, he was still very much attached to his pacifier. We just called it a “paci” for short but he couldn’t quite say that yet and it came out as “ass.” As amused as we were, we knew we couldn’t have him going around asking for his ass. So we started saying pacifier nice and slow hoping he would pick up some other alteration of the word. And he did. “Ass fire.” Not better!!!

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