My kids make me laugh. A lot. Sometimes it's a giggle, and sometimes a guffaw.
As maddening as some moments can be, I often find myself laughing in the midst of the chaos. I love conversing with my kids, and the way they see the world is innocent, honest, and interesting.
Following are some of the funniest things they have said recently (at least the ones I've been able to write down. Things move fast around here!). Some are silly, some are gross, and some are just melt your heart sweet.
*Sofia falls, screams*
Me: "Are you ok?!"
Sofia: "No! I broke my ankle!"
Me: "Where does it hurt?"
Sofia: *Points to her elbow*
Alex: "Mommy, when I grow up, I can't wait to get a job where you can cut people up and see what's inside them."
Alex: "I want to plant an apple tree."
Me: "I want to plant a lemon tree."
Sofia: "I want to plant a lollipop tree!"
Alex: "You say no to everything, except the things you say yes to. You say more no than yes, and I don't like it. I'm having a horrible life."
Me: *Sings to Adele on the radio*
Alex: "Mommy, are you singing?"
Alex: "I can't tell, 'cause you sound just like the lady on the radio."
Me: ♥ ♥ ♥"
Sofia: "I hurt my butt! Somebody kiss it! Somebody kiss my butt!"
Sofia: "Mommy, this puzzle is hard, I can't do it. I need my brudder."
Alex: "Daddy is really good at making frozen stuff, because all he has to do is put it in the oven."
Sofia: "What's that smell? It smells like kangaroos."
Sofia: "A birdie! They make me happy. I want to catch one someday."
Sofia, looking at a book: "What is this boy doing?"
Me: "Climbing on the monkey bars."
Sofia: "But, he can't, because they're for monkeys."
Me: "What's that smell? It smells like rotten garbage."
Sofia: "Maybe it smells like Daddy."
Husband: "That's gross! You should say excuse me."
Sofia: "You should shave your butt."
Sofia, after I playfully smacked her butt: "That's my private part. Stop touching my butt or I'm going to poop on you."
Alex: "Mommy, XXXX is my girlfriend. We're going to get married and move to Paris."
Me: "Oh yeah? Do you know what it means to marry someone?"
Alex: "Yes. It means that you love them. I want to work. Not now, when I grow up."
Me: "What do you want to do for your job?"
Alex: "I don't know yet. I don't know what kinds of jobs they have in Paris."
Me: "I love you."
Sofia: "Thank you."
Sofia: "You're the greatest Alex in the whole world!"
Alex: "Thank you."
Sofia, after spinning around for five minutes: "Mommy, our house is moving."
Sofia: "Mommy, the sky is blue and it looks like water."
Alex, wearing goggles: "Mommy, I have gargles."
Compiling this list has reminded me of all the things my kids have said that I *haven't* had the chance to document. I'll be sure to start writing things down again.
Do your children make you laugh?