#AtoZChallenge: U is for Uh…

Yesterday I mentioned how both of my kids have mad skills where talking is concerned. It’s like their mouths are driven by motors, and there is no off switch. That gets a little overwhelming at times for this introvert, but generally I’m pretty enthralled with their chatter (which you can probably tell given that my A to Z Challenge theme is Things Kids Say), since much of what comes out of their mouth is either interesting or funny or so smart.

For example, a couple days ago, Little Man was telling his sister how amazing she was for building something with Legos. That boy has become a Jedi master at making my heart melt. And then the kids were chatting away over what they wanted to be when they grow up when Baby Girl told Little Man not to be a scientist, but to be a doctor like her because he’s a big boy, which made me giggle.

Other times, though, they leave me speechless or monosyllabic, at least. “Huh?” “You what?” or “Uh…” while my brain scrambles to process what I just heard. I feel like my brain has been in the “Uh…” mode for most of the past two years with all the political craziness, so you’d think that I’d be a pro and react a little faster by now, but not really.

The first “Uh…” doodle for today was a couple years ago, when I was planning Little Man’s birthday party…

That’s me, your friendly neighborhood hacker mom.

And then there was this one, when Little Man was five.

Well played, kid.

The last one fallsΒ under the “Uh…” and “Gross” umbrella as quite a few posts Baby Girl related have.

This wasn’t as bad as the poop tasting, but is still pretty damn gross. In case you were wondering, after recovering from the initial shock, I got her foot out of her mouth and grabbed the clippers to trim the dead skin away.

What have your kids said that leaves you speechless (or close to it)?

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

25 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: U is for Uh…”

  1. Graphic song lyrics. I’m like, “Okay, that’s enough of the play-by-play on oral, can we please listen to something totally unsexy now?” I’m no prude, but I have my limits.

    Also, times when Moo says things that don’t make sense. Today, for instance.
    “Do you know what a pergola is?”
    “Yes, of course.”
    “Well we’re studying them in math.”
    “Measuring them?”
    “No.”
    “Building them?”
    “What? No. Gah, you really don’t know math.”
    I have to sit there, dumb in my silence. LOL

    She came back about 10 minutes later and said, “I was wrong. They’re parabolas.”
    “Ah, yes. Totally not the same as pergolas. Right on.”

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  2. That is great stuff! Your son truly is hilarious! Very creative and a smart kid, haha. Baby Girl is… yeah, kinda gross! My oldest does stuff like that – eats her boogers just to get a rise out of us…! She also tries to sniff our butts (yeah, totally gross, I know – I think she does it bc I told her dogs do that), to which I am left speechless … and squirming away!

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    1. He really is — I love the way his brain works! (Except for when he’s trying to get out of trouble, haha) LOL gross! Baby Girl has been blessed with the ability to make herself to very loud burps at any given time, which she thinks is hilarious. Sigh.

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  3. I totally get the 2 stream of consciousness children vs introvert mom. It can be brutal! I’ve been hearing lots about Canadian Thistles and my son’s penis. He’s really into both right now.

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  4. Well Em has been saying “fox” a lot but it sounds a lot like F—. So I tried to have her say Fox in socks to understand. Nope still sounds like F— in sock.

    The other day she told me I was dressed like grandma… all I had on was a flowy top! Haha

    She also told R the other day after he dropped the jelly jar “wouldn’t have happened if you were sitting down like I said” and I nearly choked because that’s what we tell her all the time.

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    1. LOL that’s great! My brother used to say that word instead of “truck” and he loved trucks and would always should, “there’s a f*** in the parking lot!” or something like that.

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