- Can I have your phone? Whenever Madison is feeling upset or bored she asks to play with my phone. I have gone on and on and about screen time on this blog (as you can read about here) which means I am guilty of giving in to this request in order to de-escalate the situation. Imagine if she were to ask the teacher for her phone?! I WOULD DIE.
- Sing the Potty Song. While we were potty training (our initial potty training story can be found here) my brother in law came over and created a potty celebratory song to give positive reinforcement to Madison. It was SO adorable and had the intended effect of making Madison proud she went. The song goes a little something like this: PEE PEE ON THE POTTY, PEE PEE ON THE POTTY, PEE PEE ON THE POTTTYYYYYYYYYYY. I know I know, not the MOST creative but in a high pitched voice to a little tune it’s pretty cute. The thing is, I don’t think this will win her any friends in school. She doesn’t always do it but every once and a while she will start singing it as a congratulations to herself about using the bathroom.
- I tooted. As you can tell the bathroom is a big topic of conversation in our house. For some reason we always announce it and laugh when Madison passes gas. I suppose it has something to do with mine and my husbands maturity level (obviously super high). Come on, farts are funny! Well it’s not exactly the most ladylike behavior in the world and has the potential to make Madison “that kid” who boasts about her gas. Hopefully this gas situation will PASS quickly. (see what I did there)
- Not Yet. When we ask Madison if she wants to do things, for example come sit down for dinner she often answers with “not yet”. The trick here is not asking her questions she doesn’t actually have answers to. So now, we are good about saying: “Madison you have two minutes until bed” vs. “Madison are you ready for bed?” The obvious answer to the second question is ‘no I’m not ready for bed’. I am nervous that her teacher is going to say something like “are you guys ready for circle time” and she is going to blurt our: “NOT YET”.
- Womp Womp Womp. I have a terrible habit of saying “womp womp” when things aren’t exactly everything I thought they would be. Dinner doesn’t taste good enough? Womp Womp. Dropped everything down the stairs? Womp Womp. Time to do the dishes? Womp Womp. Recently I have noticed that Madison has taken to saying this in her life as well. I told her it was time for lunch and she looked at me and said: “Womp Womp Womp”. I am SO nervous that she is going to say that when she has to do something in school she isn’t particularly excited for.
I am sure there is a whole litany of things that are just waiting to pop out my daughters mouth that are less than ideal but that is what childhood is about! Learning and exploring and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. I am so excited for her to start school and we still have a couple of weeks to go! All I have to do is get her on board (she cries every time I mention it)!! Do any of you have things your kids have said that are hilarious or are there any things you are nervous about them repeating?! Please comment below!