What is it they say… out of the mouths of babes? I figured for this post, I would let Wyatt do the talking… a sort of guest author, if you will. Below are some of his best quotes from when he was a little under two years old to present day – a very observant four year old. Every day this kid amazes me with his hilarious insight and curiosity. I hope as he grows and matures, that he never loses his inquisitiveness and continues to find humor in all of life’s little moments.
Wyatt: “Mommy, I no have tail like a dinosaurus. Just booty.”
While waiting in line for Santa… he LOVED the elves, but the big red guy? Not so much.“NO SANTA! NO! I NO LIKE HIM! I NO WANNA!
Me: Hey Wyatt, we can watch a little bit of a movie. Sleeping Beauty is on! Wyatt: Yes. I watch the sleeping booty.
Very first words out of Wyatt’s mouth one morning… “Where’s coffee?”
Prayers tonight: “Thank you Jesus… for Daddy. FOR COFFEE! YES! For stickers. For Happy Birthday.” Upon which he broke into song, singing Happy Birthday to his teacher. He obviously learned the coffee part from me.
Prayers tonight: “Thank you Jesus… For Daddy. For Cruz. For Dora. For GEESE! 2 GEESE! No – not 2… Only 1! And thank you for peek-a-boo. Amen.”
Wyatt wanted to hop like a kangaroo all the way to his new school, so OBVIOUSLY we did. Pausing only to watch a garbage truck, and when we left he said “Bye garbage truck! Have a good day!” Polite kangaroo.
Every morning on the walk to daycare, Wyatt stops to dance on these grates on the sidewalk because he likes the way his feet sound. Everyone rushes past us on their way to work and we are dancing on the sidewalk. He’s a good little reminder that it’s ok to dance in the morning for no reason at all. These small things will be the best memories.
Wyatt: Mom – we can say fiery, right? Me: Yes, Wyatt that’s not a bad word. Wyatt: But we can’t say OH SHIT, right? That’s bad.
Sat down across the table from Wyatt. He says, “Hi. So, how’s your family?”… followed a bit later by “You’re kinda stinky today, Mom.”
Thoughts from Wyatt when he woke up at 2:30 this morning: Mom, I’m not a seagull, right? I no have feathers. Me: No Wyatt. You are not a seagull. Wyatt: If I was a seagull, I would go to other seagulls and we would splash and get our feathers wet.”
Wyatt from the top of the stairs this morning… “HEY MOM! My 16 now. I drive my car. I be right back. I have to get gas.”
Last night… Wyatt is just about asleep then picks up his pretend phone. Me: Wyatt stop. What are you doing? It’s time for bed, no more playing. Wyatt: Hold on, Mom. Just texting Rachel real quick. Me: (trying not to laugh) No… you can talk to her in the morning. Wyatt: Oh ok. I’ll just tell her to be quiet and I’ll call her later.
When your kid refuses to wear anything other than Elephant Pants… But he doesn’t own any Elephant Pants. Mornings with Wyatt… About to take him to school in his PJ’s.
Read Love You Forever to Wyatt for the first time and of course I’m crying at the end. He looks at me and says, You ok, Mommy? You need a band-aid? Me: I’m ok, baby. I just don’t you to grow up. Wyatt: Oh. You gotta throw up. Your tummy hurt? It’s ok, Mommy.
Wyatt: “MOMMY! I go poopoo! I go two poopoos. They funny! They just chillin.”
A few thoughts during our drive today: There’s a dinosaur over there! Tiger dinosaur – LIKE ME! He eats salad. Dinos eat salad, but not T-rex. You got your socks on, Mommy? On your feets? (he’s very concerned with socks most days) Hey Mommy! My like those ladies over there! (referencing a group of attractive women walking downtown.)
Me: Hey Wyatt, when we get our kitty next week, what do you want to name her? Wyatt: (thinks really hard) mmm… SHANNON! Me: No that’s my name. What else would you want to name her? Wyatt: Okkkk, then Baa Baa Black Sheep Kitty! Yes! (With the most serious face)
Wyatt: Hey Mommy, whatchoo doing? Me: Oh just chillin’. What’re you doing? Wyatt: MY CHILLIN’ TOO! Hey Daddy! You chillin’?! Mommy’s chillin’! MY CHILLIN’!
One of the biggest hits of Christmas this year? A super cheap hole punch. For reals. 😂 “But Mom! How did Santa know I wanted this forever and ever? HOW DID HE KNOWWWW?!”
Today’s lunch topics with my handsome date: Mom, what’s bigger? A giraffe or Komodo dragon? (About 5 times) Have you ever seen the inside of a clock? BECAUSE I HAVE. Mom, did you know that there is an airport in SRI LANKA?! *singing* I got a cheeseburger going on and I’m singing some tunes. Oh yeahhhh!(To a neighboring table) MERRRRRYYYYY CHRISTMAS! I’m not going to see you EVER again!
Wyatt (to himself while standing at the toilet): “I PUT MY HAND UP ON MY HIP. WHEN I DIP, YOU DIP, WE DIP. Mom, what’s so funny?”
Wyatt: “Mommy.. when our baby is here I will make her a birthday card. It should have something SO BEAUTIFUL on it. Like butterflies, or hearts, or flowers and she will be SO EXCITED!”
When your 4 year old has somehow learned the words to Bootylicious and is walking around singing “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly”. Over and over again.
Wyatt listening to the radio: Mom, why did she say her heart was broken? Me: I don’t know, I guess she’s sad. Wyatt: Yeah.. Cuz maybe a rhino got her. Or a big giant sticky splat got her. Maybe a big rock fell from the sky! Could be a volcano. I don’t know! Probably all the things.
Hey Mom! I’m not Gecko today. Today I’m a HONEY BADGER. The bees can’t sting me, so I will eat all of the honey… and SNAKES!
Wyatt just said “Mom. You’re beautiful.” Made my heart melt. He then immediately switched the convo and asked “Mom… What eats hyenas and T-Rex’s? Ninja turtles eat pizza.”
HEY ANGIE! Do you ever talk to…. Tomatoes?
Wyatt: Angie – do you want to play? Angie: Yes, I do! Wyatt: Then PLAY.
A lady sits next to Wyatt yesterday and says hello to him. He looks at her and says: Why you got those STRIPES on your arm? Lady: Those are called wrinkles. Wyatt: But WHY do you have them? Lady: Because I’m very old. Wyatt: oh. You’re VERY old.
Rachel! Hey Rachel… I will teach baby Adelyn how to crawl, and how to walk, and how to talk and how to snowboard.”
Me: Hey Wyatt… what’s your favorite song these days? Wyatt: *thinks* Well… I’ll tell you what’s NOT my favorite song. ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider.’ Because I don’t like bugs. Soooo… my favorite song is ‘SMASH Itsy Bitsy Spider.’
Hey Mom! When I’m a grown-up, I’m gonna ride the train to San Francisco. I’m gonna go to work and I’m gonna drink coffee and I’m gonna go to the gym. I not going to go to Kids World. I sit in the BIGGEST chair!”
Some Wyatt gems today: I think heaven has SO MANY monster trucks in it. Mama, what will my kids mommy look like?” (this blew my mind… what 4yo thinks about that?) At swim class after swimming halfway across the pool “PHEW. That would be really dangerous for babies!”
Dear Jesus, thank you for everything in the world. But wait – I have a question… how did you make everything? Did you just put it together, or what? Also, thanks for my Jurassic Attack and the mailman who is going to bring it to me. But only if I keep my fingers out of my mouth. Amen.