What I’ve been hearing lately…

When Monkey responds positively to a question:  “Yeah.  Sure.”

When Monkey wants something:  “What.”  Umma responds:  “What?”  Monkey then tells or shows her what.

When Monkey wants to watch Toy Story or Toy Story: 2:  “Buzz? Ok!”

When Monkey wants someone to follow him:  “C’mere, c’mere” He bends over slightly and gently claps his hands together…like we do to catch the dogs’ attention.  It does work.

When Monkey wakes up every morning:  “Big!  TREEE! Dark!” He says this periodically until the Christmas lights come on (they are on a timer.)  Fun fact:  The Christmas lights come on at 6 (!) in the darn morning and we always hear at minimum 10 minutes of this, usually much longer.  So there is the sleep update.

When the Christmas lights finally come on:  “Hi ‘ta!”  (Greeting a big Santa who lives next to the tree.)  Another fun fact:  He won’t enter the dining room (where the tree is) until the lights come on.  He prefers to stand at the foot of our bed while yelling, of course.

When I first manage to peel open my eyes in the morning and make eye contact with Monkey:  “Umma, tea?  Tea?”  Too bad he can’t make me a tea and deliver it bedside.  It might make the unreasonable time on the clock feel more reasonable.

4 thoughts on “What I’ve been hearing lately…

  • December 21, 2009 at 12:38 am
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    I had to laugh. My son turns the tree lights on first thing in the morning also. I also read your post on the tree farm. I have a very similar post on my sight. Your’s ended better. Enjoy the holidays!

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  • December 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm
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    I am giggling because all of this sounds very familiar. But it’s awesome because he is talking to you and it’s impacting his environment, right? Just stitch that on a pillow and smash your face in it at 5am. =)

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  • December 22, 2009 at 11:19 am
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    I do keep reminding myself this. We wanted him to talk so badly, I won’t try to curb it now…not even at 4:30 AM (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) not even when he’s sitting next to me yelling “What! What! What! Umma! What! What” until I respond.

    The answer to “What” these days, by the way, is “Green.” His new favorite color, I assume.

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  • December 23, 2009 at 3:31 am
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    I loved this little post! Holly still sleeps with us, and she plays in bed when she wakes up, maybe 20 minutes, then she starts smooshing her face into mine and head butting me, or throwing her TooDee doll on me, till I “wake” up and tell her she can climb off the bed…

    I love that he is talking some now, thats wonderful!

    Have a great Holiday! It’s too bad Duhdee wasn’t good this year!

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