Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thoughts from my 3 year old…

From last night while Ryan was doing this:

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Ben:  We should not get any more babies.

Me:  But Mommy and Daddy love babies. 

Ben:  We should give our baby to a different family so they can have two kids and we should just have one kid.  We should just have me.  That would be great.

The end.

59 comments:

Lara said...

Hahahaha that is fantastic. I love it!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Heehee!!

I had the same thought when my mum and dad brought home my twin sisters. I had six blissful years of being an only child and had gotten used to the quiet :)

FabricandFlowers said...

Hilarious! I wish I could just lay down and cry like that without people thinking I have lost it. Too bad we outgrow that priviledge.

Beautiful baby!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

OMG Allison! That is so funny. Out of the mouths of babes! Tell Ben that was the same thing I was saying this weekend myself! 17 month old teething about a million teeth at once! Holy cow was that unpleasant. Take care! Jenn

The Paisley Abbey said...

When I was almost 3 my mom had my twin sisters. One day when the twins were crying and had just came home from the hospital, I walked in the room with my hands on my hips and said "It has been fun, but when do they go back!". We are all now in our 30's and I am still waiting for the answer to that question! LOL

angela said...

Thanks for the great laugh! Gotta love the honesty of little boys!

Michele said...

It is pretty cool being an only child. I'm going to have to side with Ben on this one. I'm sure you'll find a wonderful family for that sweet baby. ;) He's even cute wailing!

Linda said...

This is great. Seems to be a universal feeling of three year olds who have new siblings!

Cristin said...

My dog, Hazel, agrees with Ben concerning our 3-month-old :-) Too funny!

carol fun said...

Oh I remember a very similiar situation. When my oldest son was 5 yrs old he told me that he remembered the "good old days" when he was an only child -- Yikes! But, he got over it. Take care -

Christa said...

Very Funny! I love it when kids tell us what they are REALLY thinking.

Pat said...

My almost 20 year STILLS feels the same way as Ben!

Cora said...

Sweet! I see you taught him honesty! :)

Kyra said...

Cute! your babe is darling! that picture belongs on the front of a birthday card!

Jennifer said...

Typical.

The crier is cute, though. And they will love each other when they are older, and Ben is driving the car like a maniac, and Ryan is hanging out the passenger window, knocking over mailboxes with a baseball bat.

I'm just saying.
That's what boys do.

Dianne said...

that's so so so my oldest son too! he told me once that our house didn't need babies, so we should get rid of ours...right after hew threw a 20 minute tantrum over a dum dum. brilliant ;)

Carla said...

My two year old grand daughter may be saying that in about a month to her mother........if she could talk!! Thanks for the chuckle....!!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

I wish we, as adults, could be so clear minded...very cute, very to the point...thanks for the share.

junglewife said...

I get these kind of comments from my oldest - "Mommy... sometimes it's hard having a sister!"

Petit Design Co. said...

what a smart kid! :)

live a colorful life said...

I LOVE 3-year-olds! My granddaughter is hilarious. And my 2-year-old grandson is just starting to talk and he's already funny. My daughter-in-law has started keeping track of all the funny things you hear yourself say to your kids and can't believe it came out of your mouth. The other day, as they were leaving friends' house, she said, "Levi, take off the necklace and, Charlotte, leave the handcuffs here."

CitricSugar said...

A woman my mother works with has a four-year-old and a colicky baby. When she told the older girl that she was putting the screaming babe down for a nap, her wee innocent 4-yr-old replied, "Yeah, get her out of here. She's p***ing off my toys."

Amy said...

Adorable!

Molly said...

You've got yourself a straight-shooter there! Thanks for sharing--too funny. Your baby is adorable, too!

Leslie said...

that is too funny. little kids are so honest

Copper Patch said...

It does look like a noisey cry - I get his point :o)
Very cute and very funny!

Honey said...

Haaaaa! He was being honest. Kids are good at that, aren't they? My oldest daughter asked me after her baby sister was home for about a week from being born..."When is she going back to the hospital? I am tired of being a big sister." I sometimes think she still feels the same way some 12 years later. HA! Someday they will be the best of friends I keep telling them. I think they think I am nuts. ;)

dogloverlaura said...

Ahhhhhhhhh! Out of the mouths of babes! Love it!

SewSweetStitches said...

LOL! The kids, they don't mince the words, eh?

TheBorman5 Plus1 said...

Children say the cutest things!

lifeinredshoes said...

As the oldest of 4 I used to tell my Mom this when I was a wee thing.

"But honey, " she would say, " who would you send back?"

And without missing a beat I would answer, "the rest of them!"

Love love love your blog:)

Jo said...

Awwwww, how funny!

kersten said...

How funny. I might have heard something like that at our house a time or two.

sojournerdiaries said...

how far apart are your boys? Mine with be 23 months...I'm due with boy number two Oct. 2...My first has no idea what is coming!

Jantine said...

That was very clear! Don't like crying baby's either :-) Let him wait another two years, so they can play together and then decide again!

by Daisy said...

uh oh!!!
it's funny and it's honest, but poor guy, he must really be feeling overwhelmed.
but just wait until he realises that the baby is his new ally for playing and teasing the parents eheheh

mohundro mom said...

Oh man, what a great laugh!!!! (Much needed this a.m.) That sounds exactly like something my hubby would say. I don't often share my "girly/sewing" blogs with him, but he will get a good chuckle this a.m. too! Thanks :-)

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

LOL. brilliant. Kids are hilarious. I wonder if my daughter will be like that or if she'll be like a friend of mine's son, he was super overprotective and acted all horrified like she was a terrible mom if she let 'his baby' cry for more than two seconds. drove her mad. lol.

Maree: said...

Priceless aren't They.
cheers

Katy said...

lol. My youngest looks scared to death when I go all gooey over newborns and reminds me 'but I am your baby, mummy, remember?'

Amanda Joy said...

Awesome! Asher just tells me... "Asher push Abbie over, Abbie is cranky Abbie go to bed." At least he gives us warning that he is going to knock her over. Now she can run away from him, or do it back. I can see the future of potential fights already forming:) or should I say :(

Staci said...

Oh thanks for the chuckle this morning! When our son was born our daughter was almost 4. When people came to see the new baby and would ask her what she thought of her new brother or some such thing she'd say,"You want 'im? You can take 'im home with you." She also tried to put him in the trash can once.

Marsha said...

I still feel that way (hee, hee, hee) and my baby sister is now 57!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Uh oh.

queenbee said...

Hahaha, poor Ben! I love it!
BTW, thank you for your help with my pinwheel brain block!

Ariel said...

Ooooh, Girl! I see this same scenario in my very near future. I always love reading your dialogues with Ben...

ilovedolly said...

Ha! I laugh as it is about the same sort of comment I get from my daughter who's 4. 'I love my baby sister, but you should tell her not to cry so much'

Rinachiyya said...

LOL ,he sure is smart.Most would feel the same way as Ben with a crying baby in the house.
It will pass believe me.

Danielle said...

Ha! What a clever little guy! My son never asked to send his sister back when he was little, but now that he's 10, I think he might consider?!?! LOL

Brenda said...

I remember mine when they were quite young saying we [them & I] should adopt some poor kid that needs a new home.
I asked why ? "Had they seen one on a corner on their way home from school?"
They said "No, but a new kid could help us around here."
Funny at how very, very young that wee chromosome creates "what's in it for me?" \

Your little man is a blast!
Love it.

Alison said...

HAHAHA! Kids really do say the "darndest" things, don't they?! So sweet. Some day they'll be the best of friends...

Mama Mel said...

That is so funny! My mom said my sister said something similar after I came home from the hospital. She was almost 3 when I was born. Apparently, about a week after I had been home, she said to my mom, "Mommy, when does the baby go back to the hospital?" Ha ha ha! I've been a thorn in her side ever since. ;)

Heather said...

I think Isaac is ready to send Lydia back. He went through a protective stage where he'd freak our if anyone but Mommy and Daddy held her but now he doesn't like it if we do hold her. If he could talk I'm sure he'd be ready to send her back! Just wait untill we decide to have baby number three!!! Then we'll have two monsters to beat up the baby!!! Hope everything is good with your little ones!

Natalie said...

I was 19 months old when my brother was brought home from the hospital. My mom turned her back on me for a few seconds and when she looked back I had crawled into his bassinet and was sitting on top of him.

When he started crawling I would get on his back and try to ride him like a horse but only managed to squash him.

Also, I flipped him over in a shopping cart twice in one day. That picture with a line going through it of a child hanging off the front of a cart? That's probably because of me.

I swear I loved my brother! I still do and we are very close. But I obviously had no concept of boundaries or being gentle.

That is such a cute picture! It definitely deserves some special treatment.

Di~ said...

My favorite pictures of my new grandbaby are of her CRYING! I think it is so so cute! These comments are cracking me up!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

When I was born my four and a half year old brother asked "Is IT a boy?" when my parents said it was a lovely baby girl he replied that he DIDN'T want a GIRL he wanted a BOY. He then thought about it for a bit and said "Does IT talk?" So my parents said "well, not yet darling, but she will" so my brother said "RIGHT, then I'll give IT a week, and if it can talk by then we'll keep it and if not it can go in the dustbin with the lid on TIGHT!"

Needless to say, I didn't talk within a week but I've been making up for it ever since and driving my brothers and sister mad with my chatter!

Thanks for a lovely, funny story!

Lucy x

Jen Petersen said...

Here's the dialogue from Sunday between my husband and our 3 year old "E" regarding his younger brother "A".
E - I don't like A.
Dad - E, that's so sad to hear, why not?
E - Because he's mean (A is one, not really capable of being mean yet). And he takes my toys.
(long Pause)
E - we should feed A to a bat.
(E walks into the next room, straight up to A)
E - A, Dad and I are going to Grandma and Grandpa's, but we're leaving you here so you can get eaten by a bat.

Yeah. Really.

Andee said...

What a charmer! He has me smiling thinking about that....one day he will be thrilled for siblings, just not today!

Habibti at Home said...

Ha ha ha ha ha

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