Friday, October 10, 2008

Little pitchers

Last night, out of the blue, Graham taught me how powerful just a few carefully-chosen words can be.

"Mommy, you are my very best friend."

And I felt my eyes well and my heart swell and I gently kissed his forehead.

"What a nice thing to say sweetie, thank you."

And Graham smiled sweetly in return.

"You're welcome mommy. You are my very best friend because you are really pretty and also, you almost never say damnit."

Oh yes he did.

Last night Graham taught me that Mommy needs to choose her words just a little more carefully.

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60 comments:

Vic said...

So cute! It amazing how they can turn the worst thing we say around them into something so cute.

Laura said...

Damnit Don Mills Diva - you ARE the best!!!! Love it!

Bryan said...

awwwww that kid is so damn smart!

Awesome Mom said...

Lol! That is hilarious.

Kathryn said...

HAHAHA!!!! At least he gave you points for almost never saying it. hehehe
That is just too cute. :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Out of the mouths of babes.

Janet said...

ha! at least you almost never say damnit.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I almost never say a number of things that are worse than dammit. But I've been working on that. My husband needs to get with the program (F bombs even!)

Mara said...

So sweet but they teach a leason each day don't they.

Mara
http://24stepstogo.blogspot.com/

Queen of My Domain said...

Oh that is to funny. I've heard my girls say that very word. It really made me realize that I do need to be more careful about what I say.

InTheFastLane said...

LOVE IT!!! My bad word is "Crap" and it is not that bad, but also not what I want my three-year-old repeated at preschool either :)

Tracey said...

Oh Graham!! That cracked me up...

Kat said...

Gotta love getting called out by the kid!

Ellyn said...

What a funny boy.
Good luck trying to get him to stop saying damnit. I choose my words much more carefully than I used to but am still paying for a few uncarfully chosen words.

Marmarbug said...

OMG! I just LOL! Little booger.

kbreints said...

Oh so funny!! Henry like to choose just the right times to say those words to.... to try them out... see how they feel rolling off his toungue... make me laugh!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I love it!!! Kids pick up on everything!

Vered - MomGrind said...

damnit isn't too bad... I can think of way worse things that you could have taught him.

:-)

Jen said...

Oh that is so sweet and cute.

Jaina said...

I just want to eat him all up, he is too cute!

Hetha said...

Thanks for that reminder :-)
I have a habit of cursing freely around Ethan, seeing as how he is hearing impaired and nonverbal I think I can get away with it....but I really ought to step it up I think.

Amy said...

Oh you don't even want to know the things my girls repeat. Because my daddy was a Greek sailor and it definitely trickled down!

Aunt Becky said...

One morning, Ben asked innocently if I'd managed to put on my cranky pants. I *was* cranky, as a matter of fact.

Mr Lady said...

I am afraid to say that he wouldn't like me very much. Which is a shame, because I almost always have candy. :)

crazymumma said...

at leat he did not say fuckit.

OHmommy said...

Kids always tell it like it is... too cute.

And. YOU are really pretty. ;)

Trannyhead said...

I'm with crazymumma. I'm pretty sure if mine could make an "f" sound "fuckers" would be one of his first words.

*hangs head in shame*

Desiree Fawn said...

If we are ever caught swearing around my friend's 5 year old she will retort, "we don't say fuck!" or "we don't say shit!" in the most matter of fact way possible.
Very cute.

Heather said...

Almost never. I love it. Kids just tell it like it is.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

What an awesome way to turn a tender moment into a "WHA!?!?!" I once told my then-2yo daughter that I was saying "Down it" when she asked what dammit meant. Hey, it didn't make sense, but I got away with it!

zandor said...

Heh. That is so cute.

flutter said...

at least you almost NEVER say it....

Megryansmom said...

Well at least he didn't drop the F bomb.

Today is my official delurking day and I'm encouraging others to do the same.

Brittany said...

ohhhh hahahahahah that is awesome! At least you don't say it all of the time, mommy. I mean, the kid did give you credit for that much! ;)

What did you say to him???

Helen E.M. Wright said...

That's classic!!

My four year old told me I was the prettiest girl in the room...we were the only two in the room at the time!

Vodka Mom said...

gotta love that damn kid.

for a different kind of girl said...

So damn funny. Kids rock my damn world!

Mandy /Mommy Cracked said...

That's why I love you, too.

Can I borrow him sometime? Hee-hee!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Don't you just love how a kid can be so cute--he can swear and it is still kinda cute ;)

JCK said...

Well, he did say almost never. :)

I love these moments. Very special.

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is hilarious! Bless him, how cute!

Karen MEG said...

"Almost never ..." OMG, Graham is the cutest little thing!

You are really pretty ;). I'll e:mail ya about the 30th!

common mom said...

HAHAHA!!! Reminds me of the year I gave up swearing for Lent . . . my then 4 year old yelled "The wite is gween DUMBASS! Why don't you stawt dwiving!"

I'm such a good influence.

Kimmylyn said...

Oh this lesson has bitten me in the butt numerous times..hahahaha

Eternal Sunshine said...

I can so relate to this...

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha!

"almost never"

tee hee hee hee hee!

April said...

Too cute!

Magpie said...

Sort of kind of implies that maybe Daddy says "dammit" a lot?

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Oh that's funny!! They don't miss a thing, do they?

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

My 5 year old sometimes uses damnit and shit in the correct context and I don't know whether to be more humiliated or impressed.

KEEP BELIEVING

jen said...

ok, i'm having some deja vu. come over my way and see what i mean.

Oz said...

Hilarious!

BusyDad said...

Dang it. Kids are so much more sophisticated these days. Remember when "because you have me an oreo" was good enough reason to be best friends? Now I have to kind of watch my language??

Zip n Tizzy said...

He knows how to choose his friends.
No foul mouthed girl is gonna win him over!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Oh how I love it!
Those are the best words in the world. Until, sometimes, you hear them about 100 times in the same day. Or your child completely knows you think they're the best words in the world and completely use it to their advantage.
And finally, when you realize that they've hit the "very best friend" phase - that in which almost every person they encounter is their very best friend for some (sometime quite humorous and obscure) reason or another.
Priceless!
Oh, and did you guess that we're in that phase, right about, say, NOW?

Shannon said...

love it!!! I love how they say whatever is on their mind, totally uncensored.

I need to be careful with my words too, a couple little "bleeps" have slipped out lately!

E said...

Kindness and beauty what more could a guy want in a best friend after all?
My daughter once offered, at about 6, that she wanted to marry a tall, cheerful and polite boy. Fair enough...we are smarter I think when we are littler

Lisa said...

That. Is. Classic :)

Smiling Shelly said...

How funny!

No Mother Earth said...

Awesomeness. Damn awesomeness.