Saturday, February 19, 2011

More Maxism

Lately Max has started saying words with extra consonants at the beginning. A few days ago he came in the kitchen and asked me for a ganana, which is now the new name for bananas in our house, and just a few minutes ago I heard him talking about a ca-tato. Maybe its just related to produce...

He also has been bringing me ga-prises alot lately. Its pretty adorable, usually its a toy of his but he carefully wraps each one in whatever he has handy, a few days ago he brought me a lego with four dirty socks wrapped around it, and just yesterday I got a ga-prise that came wrapped in a used dryer sheet.

My days are numbered

All parents hope that their children turn out smarter than they are right? I just didn't expect it for another 15 years. I'm beginning to realize though that my days are numbered and someday soon I'm not going to be able to win all the arguments.

I was trying to talk Mason into riding the bus to school, which he has done in the past without problem but lately has resisted, and he said to me, "Well mom the bus doesn't have any seat belts." To which I said, "It's ok because buses are safer because they are so big." (which I of course made up.) Mason didn't miss a beat, but looked at me with an irritated face that I'm sure I'll get to know well in the teenage years, and said, "then why does the bus driver have one?"

Uh... I was speechless, he's right why don't buses have seat belts?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Two of my favorite Maxisms

Hoppapus (translation: octopus)
Pupcake (translation: cupcake)

Sunday, February 13, 2011


So this afternoon Mason and I are working on his valentine's for school tomorrow. We're making some that look kind of like these. I am sitting exactly 18 inches away from Max making thumb prints with Mason when I look over to see that Max has (silently) taken possession of a few of the ink pads and shall we say gotten creative.

After I got over the initial shock of seeing my boy covered in red, I lifted him up to show him in the mirror, he was not happy with the sight of his face and very sadly insisted that we wash it, but then I asked if we should take a picture first and he brightened right up and with a smile said a big "Yes!"