Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Milk for Trade

Last Friday night Aaron and I went to the football game and left the kiddos with my Mom. Lincoln is pretty stubborn when it comes to eating from a bottle, but when he's finally hungry enough he'll do it. So Aaron and I came back from the game and were in the kitchen saying hi to Tatton, and talking with my Mom, my sister Kristin and my sister-in-law Lauren, Lincoln was asleep in bed. They were all making pies and cinnamon rolls for a Thanksgiving dinner we were having the next day while Royce and Lauren were visiting from Connecticut. Amidst all this I hear...
mom "did you confess yet?"
kristin "kathy!"
me "confess what? what are you guys talking about?"
kristin "nothing"
i go and pick up George, my nephew, Kristin's baby.
mom "oh look, see now you guys can trade, a little tit for tat"
me "what?"
kristin "kathy!"
mom "Lincoln was just screaming and would not take his bottle"
me "he wouldn't drink any of it? did you finally just feed him some food like bananas?"
mom "well he was so hungry and wouldn't take anything, and he was just screaming"
kristin "so i said just give him to me and i'll feed him"
mom "and it was like instant relief, it was just what he wanted"
kristin "he looked at me for a second, like you're not my mom, but he ate"
me "you nursed Lincoln?!"
kristin "yup, he tanked up and went right to bed, and he's still asleep"
me "oh my goodness, poor kid. he's got a little kristin in him now!"
mom "see so you should go feed george now, do some milk trading."

Needless to say I did NOT feed George. I have a strict my kids only policy... I don't know how Kristin did it. I don't think I could feed anyone else's child. I'm grateful because she calmed down my child and fed him, but I don't know, it still baffles me.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Tatton is talking really good, we think, for a 2 1/2 year old. But of course there are some little things he says that aren't quite right but they are just too cute to correct right now. A few that I want to remember are:
"Fik-its"= Fix it
"I wanna hold you"= I want you to hold me
"To finity yond"= To Infinity and Beyond (Buzz Lightyear)
"Yestertime"= A hybrid of yesterday and last time
"Remembertime"= A hybrid of remember and last time
"Happy Birfday Time"= Happy Birthday
"back-da-boos"= caboose
"skoo mees"= excuse me
And lately he's been using Kara or Aaron instead of Mom or Dad. It completely throws me off and just makes me laugh. For some reason to hear it from Tatton's little voice is just so funny. He is learning songs in nursery now and it's completely taken me by suprise how fast he'll learn them. Out of nowhere he has learned I Am a Child of God, Book of Mormon Stories, Follow the Prophet and a Turtle Song. I just can't believe how big he's getting.