Bennett, after dropping Luke off at kindergarten: Mom, who is the tallest and who is the puffiest in Luke’s class?
A Bennett saying that has made its way into family vernacular in just a little over a week’s time: (coughing) That food just went down the wrong drain!
Bennett: Luke, aren’t you going to play with me?
Luke (holding a Superman figurine, and using his best hero voice): No, sorry, I have to save the world right now!
Bennett, calling me over to the table, where he’s coloring with markers: Mom, I know what the pri-berry colors are: blue, red, and yellow.
Me (stifling a laugh): What are they called?
Bennett: PriVERY colors.
Me: Bennett, it’s priMARY colors.
Bennett: That’s what I said!
(Luke taught him his secondary colors after this!)
It was really quiet at dinner one night, and Luke commented, “I really like it when it’s nice and quiet like this for dinner.” It took all of Matt’s and my strength not to bust out laughing or let our eyeballs pop out of our heads because oh my gosh, Luke NEVER shuts his mouth. Ever. Never ever.
After I made Bennett lunch one day when Luke wasn’t here, he yelled out to me, “MOM! I am NOT proud of you for making me something gross that I DO NOT like!”
Bennett: You “nudist” (noticed) that, Luke.
Luke, while watching commercials during a Cardinals game: Mom, every car company thinks that their car is the best. They say so on every commercial!
Bennett gave me a too-tight hug around the neck that was actually uncomfortable – something he’s kind of known for – and when I asked him to tone it down a bit, he said, “I just gave you a nice MAN hug.”
(Since then, he’s also given me a “man” high five and a “man” handshake, and asked me to take him to the “man” section of Kohls to find him some clothes.)
I looked at Bennett’s eyes one morning last week and said, “Bennett, your eyes are looking kind of green! I think they’re changing!”
He got a worried look on his face and asked, “Is it from the pollen?”
I assured him that pollen does not change your eye color, but that his eyes were just starting to look a little more like mine…after looking closely at my eyes and seeing they weren’t filled with pollen, I think he felt better.
Question: anyone else have kids whose eyes change colors this far past babyhood? All the books make it sound like it happens when they’re really little, but both of my older kids’ eyes have changed at age 3-5.
And one last pollen/allergy-related quote:
I was sneezing repeatedly and said something like, “Darn pollen! It’s making me sneeze!”
Bennett replied, “It doesn’t make me sneeze. I just do this (and made the snorting/sucking snot up into his head noise).”