Out of the mouth of babes: 3

by Katie on March 16, 2015

And lo, here we are with another installment of “what Leyton is saying these days that amazes us/cracks us up/melts us”. Or all of the above.

  • “Nooooooo! Dis my hair first!” Actually, this one makes me want to pull my hair out. All of it. Much like her Daddy, Leyton is not a morning person, so the most awful parts of our day usually all happen between 7 and 7:30am. Good thing Mama gets up (and has her coffee) way before that. Perhaps the most of the morning routine is the hair fixing. Honestly, this is the one thing that absolutely terrified me about having a daughter. I know, it should have been age 16, but it was the hair. To make matters worse, Leyton despises anyone touching her hair. One stroke of the brush results in screaming, the “Nooooooo! Dis my hair first!” phrase (which, yes, also means she’s caught on to the whole “mine first” concept – we won’t even go there today) and running away. Nothing like tackling a toddler to start the day.
  • “Mama, come walk in the grass wif me.” This isn’t a common phrase or anything, it’s just an example of the extensive verbal skills she’s using these days. The day we were outside and she said this to me? I was a bit shocked. She’s using big sentences like this all the time now, and it’s so much fun.
  • “Where’s me go?” Since the above topic makes her seem so big, I am so thankful for things like this to remind us she’s still small. When she hides somewhere – just under her hat in the car, behind the recliner or inside the toy basket at home – she asks, “Where’s me go?” to get us to find her. Sweet and endearing, just the way Mama likes it.
  • “Everybody clean up!” This is what she says every.single.time. I ask her to pick up her things and then begin to help her get them all picked up (because let’s face it, while my kid isn’t getting a free ride, most toddler messes are just too much for a toddler to clean up – to my standards anyway). She kind of sings it the whole time we’re picking up, and I find it cute. Obviously.
  • “Wanna come wif me?” This is a brand new one, and we about die most of the time she uses it. For example:  yesterday afternoon, Brandon was working in the office after Leyton got up from her nap. She had already been in to see him, and then we shut the doors. But she just hadn’t had enough. She came over to me, had me pick her up (which is crazy rare – I should have known something was up), then looked right in my face and said, “I needa go say hi Daddy, Mama. Wanna come wif me? Wanna come wif me say hi Daddy?” I mean, how in the world is a person supposed to say no to that? Or to go anywhere “wif” her she asks, for that matter.
  • “Sure.” “Sure I do.” This is also brand new, and we kind of have a love/hate relationship with it. On one hand, it’s really not good manners at all to be answering people with “Sure.” But on the other hand, it’s stinking adorable coming out of a two-year-old mouth. I’m choosing to let it go for now. They’re only little once, right? There’s plenty of time to fine tune manners. A couple days ago, I asked her if she wanted some kind of snack, and she said, “Ummm, sure I do.”

I keep thinking I’m going to run out of these at some point, but she keeps surprising us with new things every week, so you’ll just have to bear with me as I continue to gush over my child and jot these down for posterity.


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