Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Deep Thoughts from a Toddler Mind

As my little man grows and discovers his vocabulary, his personality is really beginning to shine through. I just have to share a few of the things he's said recently that should give a good, hearty belly laugh. I also want to document these things so I can one day use them as blackmail when the appropriate situation arises. ;) 

This morning, as we woke up (yes, he goes to sleep in his own bed but somehow ends up in mine every morning), we were having our typical few minutes of snuggle time. They usually consist of him coaxing me out of bed because I'm a night person and have typically not had enough sleep due to working/playing/Facebooking into the wee hours of the morning. But, I digress ... 

I asked him for my usual first morning hug and kiss, and  he promptly said "Shoo!" upon reaching over to hug me. He then told me, "Mama, you have macaroni and cheese in your mouth! That's SO gross!" Yes, ladies and gents, this was my little creative man's way of telling me I had bad breath. I just about laughed my head off! It might make more sense if I tell you that this is the only kid in the universe (I think) that won't touch macaroni and cheese with a ten-foot pole. He'd rather eat his toenails than try mac-n-cheese. Seriously. So he was thinkin' there was some real stinkin' going on in my mouth. 

A few days ago, he had a similar spurt. We were at a playdate with friends and he had gotten into trouble for taking a toy from one of his little buddies. As I was prodding him to apologize to his friend, he looked at his friend and said, "Sorry, crazy." Needless to say, both of the mommies involved had to turn our heads to keep from cracking the whole "lesson" in two with our giggles. 

Tonight, he told me "I do it ALL BY MYSELF" when I told him it was time to go brush his teeth. In turn, I replied with my best neck roll with one finger up in the air, "Well, excu-u-use me! Mr. 2.5 going on 14!" He thought this was hilarious and giggled ferociously. Then he asked me to do it five more times. Which I did. Because I can't get enough of this kid's giggles. Ever. 

As he nears the ripe old age of 3, he seems to have it all figured out. He may not have it ALL figured out, but one thing he's pegged for sure: he has us wrapped so tightly around his little finger. At times, I have to stop myself because I hang on his every word. I can only imagine what words are to come as he continues to grow and learn. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Howdy! It's share a lyric Sunday y'all!

I've got a whole mind full of things to blog about, but not enough wits about me to put any of those thoughts together into meaningful sentences, let alone a whole blog post, so I'm going to keep it short and sweet tonight. Forgive me, for I've just spent the last almost hour and a half at the sink doing dishes. Seriously. That's what happens when I let my routines go by the wayside, and then I turn up sick on the day I plan to catch up. Things do not go well around here if I don't stick to my routines. Lesson learned. 

I'd like to get back to my idea of sharing song lyrics that mean a lot to me, so I'm sliding this one in here on a Sunday instead of Saturday. Who really cares anyway? :) This is actually an entire chorus from a country song called "Love Like Crazy" by Lee Brice that's currently in heavy rotation. Bear with me here if you're not a country fan because this chorus is absolutely beautiful. 

Here's a little background on what happens in the song before the chorus starts for those who haven't heard it. There's a couple who've been together for 58 years (I can only wish) and this chorus is the man's response to how they've managed to stay together that long. He says:

Be a best friend, tell the truth
And overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best
Don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin' knees get lazy
And love like crazy

I am totally in love with this song. It reminds me every time I hear it to be sweet to my husband and always remind him how much I love him, even when I think he'll tire of hearing it. Because he won't. Ever. He'll never tire of hearing how I love and adore him any more than I'll ever tire of hearing how much he loves and adores me. That's what true love's all about. It's a magical codependency like I've never experienced, until I became a mom. 

There I go getting all sappy on you. Sorry, but the emotion I feel when I hear this song is mostly why I LOVE music so much. It touches your heart and your soul, and when it's done well, it can make you a better person. 

As a quick aside, while I am typing this, I can hear "Oh How I Love Jesus" softly emanating from my son's room. This is our hope and prayer for him. I pray that one day, when he's grown, he will love this song as much as I do and will sing it with pure conviction and a love of Jesus realized. 

God Bless,
Miss K

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Word of the Day Wednesday

It's that time again! Technically, it's a bit past Wednesday, but you'll forgive me, won't you? 

Without further adieu, today's word of the day is "milquetoast." 


–noun sometimes initial capital letter )
a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easilydominated or intimidated: a milquetoast who's afraid to ask for raise.
1935–40, Americanism  after Caspar Milquetoast,  a character inThe Timid Soul,  comic strip by H. T. Webster (1885–1952),American cartoonist

Me gusta this word mucho! It is in the forefront of my mind today, after some unfortunate dealings with people who think all Christians are illogical sheep. Alas, that's another topic for a whole other (or many other) blog posts! 

This word is wonderful because it's like a word picture. Just imagine milky toast: bland, unappetizing, wavering, floppy.  

I pride myself on not being milquetoast, even if that means voluntarily jumping into the lions' den every now and then to defend my faith ... Can you tell what I really want to blog about? It's too late and I'm too tired to conquer that territory, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow or the next day, or the next time I get peeved at someone who tries to bait me into a cyber argument. 

I leave you with a cartoon of Caspar Milquetoast, the character after which the word was derived. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tipping the scales

Here's the sitch, folks: I'm eating too much. I'm avoiding exercise like I'm allergic to it. I have, for lack of better words and for complete admittance to myself, "let myself go."

I'm having nightmarish visions of this woman. Remember her? 

I'll give you one clue: STOP THE INSANITY! 

It is due to the aforementioned reasons and a desire to see my 40th birthday (which is not for MANY years, I vehemently demand) that I must heed this woman's advice.

All insanity shall cease at 0dark30 in the morning when I wake up and have a visit with this man (minus the coffee and donuts, of course).

I'll let you know how it goes. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Word of the Day Wednesday

Word of the Day Wednesdays is a new funky little feature for your Wednesday enjoyment. Being the English nerd that I am, I love learning words, using words, and sharing words. Let me clarify that I do not like having words with people; that is no fun. 

Without further ado, today's word of the day is verbose.



characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy: verbose report.

1665–75;  < L verbōsus,  equiv. to verb um word  + -ōsus -ose1

ver·bose·ly, adverb
ver·bose·ness, noun
un·ver·bose, adjective
un·ver·bose·ly, adverb
un·ver·bose·ness, noun

prolix; tedious, inflated, turgid; voluble, talkative, loquacious. See bombastic. 


I love this word. I find it's rather fitting for the first Word of the Day Wednesday because it's all about words. I love the way it sounds as it rolls off your tongue. 

I've included related forms for usage, as well as the etymology because that is one of my very favorite things about words. I had an amazing etymology professor in college who (God rest her soul) was the most passionate person I had ever met when it came to words. She made the subject come to life and I learned SO much from her. I want her kind of passion to ooze from my being when I'm talking about something that I love. 

I hope you do enjoy this new feature and are able to add some new words to your vocabulary. If you're truly nerdy like me, you'll feel like a big shot when I choose a word that you already know. ;) ¡Viva palabras! 

P.S. If you want to revel in pure, unabashed nerdiness, you can sign up for Dictionary.com's Word of the Day and get a new word EVERY day via email. Here's the linky if you're up to the challenge: http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday

God bless,
Miss K