shades of grey
Urban: “You really like purple.” Me: “Sure. I like purple.” Urban: “Do you like pink?” Me: “Sometimes. But do you know know what I like best? Grey.” Urban: ”GREY? OH! Is it because that’s the color of Gramma’s hair?”
rainbow wishes and unicorn dreams
Urban: ”This afternoon I fell asleep during nap, and I had rainbow dreams.” Daddy: ”Rainbow dreams?” Urban: ”Yeah, rainbow dreams, but not unicorns and ponies. Well, maybe a horse. And a boy unicorn maybe, but not ponies. You know, rainbow dreams.” Daddy: ”right.”
Urban: “Remember when we went to my old, old school and we used to see school buses all the time? We would see, like, 30! Today we only saw 2. I bet it’s because now all my other friends are in college.”
Beringer: Diversionary Tactics
Me: ”PEE-YEW! You stink! Let’s go change your diaper.” Beringer: “No stink! No P. U.” Me: ”Oh yes you do! Yuck!” picks up Beringer Beringer: “AAAHHHH!!! NO! NO CHANGE DIAPER!” sighs, changes tactics ”Mommy, you cute.” Me: laughs ”Is that a diversionary tactic?” Beringer: ”No! NO TACTIC!”
Me: kisses Urban’s nose ”I love your face.” Urban: ”Me too.”
Guest Post: Beringer - morning TV
Beringer: ”TV peez.” Me: “OK.” turns on Sesame Street Beringer: “No. No emmo.” Me: “OK.” turns on Little Bear Beringer: “No! No bear.” Me: “OK…” turns on Fraggle Rock Beringer: “NO! No fwagg-ohs.” looks at me pointedly “NO. PUPPETS.” Me: “No puppets?” Beringer: ”NO...
are you listening?
Urban: “Every morning I look through the window…” Beringer: “MAMA! OPEN PEEZ!! OPEN! MAMA! MAMA! OPEN!” Me: “OK! OK. There.” opens lid Urban: sigh “Mama, did you hear a word I just said?” Me: “What?” Urban: “I was telling you a story. Did you hear the whole story?” Me: “Every morning you look through...
Urban: “Mama, I’m running out of gas.” Me: “Well, then we better go get my purse so we can pay for your food.” Urban: “Yeah. I’m going to eat lots of fruit and vegetables and chocolate donuts to get my energy back. Don’t forget the chocolate donuts.”
runs and hides under the counter at the pharmacy “I’m gonna hide under here so that they can’t see me. I don’t want to freak them out withmy cuteness.”
arc's value village
Mommy, when we go to look at stuff, can I look at stuff?
Me: ”We’re going to have a good day today, right?” Urban: “I think so.” Me: ”You’re not going to get sent home? You’re going to use your good language?’ Urban: “I’ll try.” Me: “OK, well what are things you can say instead of bad words, if you feel like you have to yell?” Urban: “Um… Aw, tiger...
Me: ”Urban, do you want me to help you turn your shirt around? You have it on backwards.” Urban: ”Is there a picture back there?” Me: “No.” Urban: “Well, how about this – if there’s no picture we’ll just let me wear it backwards and pretend we don’t know.” Me: ”Um, OK…” Urban: ”Well, that solves...
wacky day, part 2
Urban: ”Gramma! It’s wacky day!” Gramma: “I see. I like your tie.” Urban: looks at me “Mama, is it wacky day for you too?” Me: raised eyebrows “Do I look wacky?” Urban: looks hard “Um… I guess you just look like you.”
Me: “Urban, you’re up early.” Urban: “It’s wacky day. I need to find wacky clothes.” Me: “Oh. OK. I’ll come help you. If anyone knows wacky it’s me.” Urban: yawn “Clearly.” looks me up and down
Urban: ”Did you know that every number is bigger than zero? And every number is bigger than another number because numbers go on forever. There are numbers that have 4 numbers in them! Are there numbers with 5 numbers?” Me: “Yes.” Urban: “Are there numbers with 6 numbers?” Me: “Yes.” Urban: “Are there numbers with 12 numbers?” ...
Me: ”Urban, would you like it if I hang some of your artwork up in your room?” Urban: ”Yeah, that would be OK.” pause ”You can hang it up in the hallway too. In frames. I think I would like that better. And maybe some in the living room too.”
Beringer: “Want cereal! Urmin! Share cereal! PEEEEEZZZ?” Urban: “Aaargh! It’s MY cereal!” Me: “Urban, he said please. He’s being so sweet. How can you resist him?” Urban: “Ugh! Fine! You can have HALF of ONE.” Beringer: “Tak ewe. HAF Cereal. Welcome.” Me: “Thank you for sharing with your brother,...
war, part 2
Urban: “Yesterday Miss S said that we are going to start learning about a battle. A real battle.” Me: “Which battle?” Urban: “Does it matter? I don’t want to! I don’t want to know. I want the battles to stay on TV. Not real.” Me: “I understand, but although the battle that Miss S will teach you about really did happen, it happened a...
Urban: ”Mama, are there real battle guys in the real world?” Me: “Yes.” Urban: ”And they fight each other? And hurt each other?” Me: “Yes.” pause ”How does that make you feel?” Urban: “Sad. Really, really sad.”
Urban: ”Wow. I really want a beard.” Me: “Well, if you start growing one now, I bet it will be mint by the time you graduate high school.” Urban: “That’s a long time. I want one now. Do you think maybe if I just grow a mustache it won’t take so long?” Me: “Maybe…”
Urban: “So, who won? The GIANTS or the LITTLES?” Me: “The littles?” Urban: “Yeah, the opposite of giants.” Me: ”Oh, honey, it’s the Patriots, and they are the opposition to the Giants. And the guys aren’t actually real giants.” Urban: ”Huh. They look pretty big to me…”
“I think I like football now. All the guys running into each other totally makes up for the ball not being round.”
toooooot Urban: “MAMA! That’s gross!” Me: “What? We’re watching football. Tooting is appropriate.” Urban: “Mama, tooting is not appropriate. It is never appropriate.” Me: ”Noted.”
me: “Urban, how was your day today?” Urban: “It was a double great day. No, actually, it was a half double great day. Definitely not triple awesome. A hero day, but not SUPER hero.” me: ”So, it was good then?”
we know how to fight
“Last night I had a dream that we were trying to go to our house but we couldn’t because they had put up a bunch of fences because there was a big bear at our house. So we went to Saint Louis Park. But we couldn’t get in there either because there was a big bear there too. So, we went downtown. Only, we couldn’t get into Downtown because there was a big robot. So we...