Toddlers are a lot of fun. They love to play, snacks are usually nearby, and they say the funniest things. Listening to what toddlers have to say can be both entertaining and enlightening as they have such a unique way of viewing the world. Here are some of my daughter Libby’s best quotes and the stories behind them:
While waiting for dinner one night Libby was asked what her favorite thing to eat was. She replied “It’s called food. On the table.”
As we were making chocolate chip cookies together she announced , “chocolate and cookies I am eating, but not salad!”
Some friends stopped by and one had a plate of cookies. As she was being carried to the other room she announced “That one has food!”
Libby pushed a chair up to the counter where sandwich makings were left out and fixed herself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When asked why there was jam everywhere she replied, “Well. My legs are all stick y. They under my pants.”
When asked to turn off a light she said, “Well Mom, I’m just not up to it. I don’t have a ladder.”
She decided to use the full size toilet seat because “I have a big bottom now.”
After hearing her Aunt Kim sing, “burn baby, burn, ” she asked, “Is the baby on fire?”
This conversation occurred as my husband was fixing my sisters light:
Libby: I am helping Daddy fix your light
Kim: Ok, just don’t get in his way
Libby: Well I am NOT in his way, I am in MY way
Kim: You’re in your way?
Libby: This is my way and I am in it.
She seems to think the pet chickens will eat her. The other day she ran inside screami ng, ” Lexie, do NOT follow me inside, do NOT eat me.”
I walked into the living room to find two wooden chairs on top of the couch each with a doll on them. I asked her what the dolls were doing and she looked at me like I was nuts for asking such a silly question and said, “sitting on chairs.”
Libby and her one year old sister, Julianna , were rolling a ball back and forth on the rug and the baby kept saying , “Ba! Ba!” Libby shouted, “my name is NOT ‘BA,’ my name is ELISABETH!”
Libby has been learning her letters and she wanted to read a story to Julianna. She pointed out a picture of a goat and said, “Jui N ana, this is a goat, you can spell it A-V-M-O-T, Goat!”
Everyday is a new adventure when you have children. My daughter brings great joy to our home and I hope some of her sayings have brought a smile to you as well.