Out of the Mouths of Babes, Part 19

Ta-da! Jack Henry’s first real features in “Out of the Mouths of Babes!” He’s regularly putting two or more words together at a time now, though there is often a pause between then while he thinks of what he wants to say. On with the show!


Me, to Jack Henry: Why are you so crabby?

Jack Henry: Nen-net (Bennett)

Me: Bennett made you crabby?

JH: Yesh.


The morning after I decorated the living room for Christmas, Bennett ran in there to look, and came back to me and said, “Mom! I saw my beanstalk!”

After a moment of confusion, I said, “You mean your stocking?”

He laughed and said, “Oh, yeah, my stocking!”


Me: Jack, what kind of pizza are you going to have? (heading to CPK for Luke’s bday dinner)

Jack: Hot.


Our Leapster has been in “hiding” for a while since Jack Henry loves to play with it and just repeated push buttons (I figure this is akin to staring at a TV screen all day long).  He spotted it today right before nap, so I promised him that he could play with it after nap.  After 20 minutes of fussing and yelling for the Leapster from his crib, I went in and offered to rock him, but told him that we couldn’t talk about the Leapster anymore until after sleeping.  Which made him pout.

As we were rocking, he started whispering, “yeet-tuh” (Leapster) over and over again with a sly little smile on his face. He never did take a nap.


Bennett is working on learning to sound out words, and he’s doing a great job.  However, he does a lot of guessing based on context.  The word “hello” was at the beginning of a story, and I asked him what it said.  He said, “Hi!”  I said, “Well, what’s another word for ‘hi’?” and he said, “Hola?”


We were driving home on a really cold December morning and passed a neighbor of ours who is a marathon runner. Bennett said, “Why is that man running for his life on a day like today?”


Jack’s affirmative answer to a lot of things is “really good good” which sounds like “we guh. guh.”


This morning I went through the McDonald’s drive-thru for a hot chocolate, and Jack Henry said, “Ack. Nooo. Ah-ee. Daddy. Wuck.” Which, translated, is “Jack. No. Coffee. Daddy. Yuck.”

7 responses to “Out of the Mouths of Babes, Part 19

  1. Had to quick check the blog b/f heading to bed, and I’m absolutely LOL!! I mean, those 1st 3 were zingers!

    And whispering “yeet tuh” (well, you said he couldn’t TALK about it)!

    I second JH’s last sentence!

    Bennett will be happy to see 3 beanstalks hanging over by our entertainment center when you guys come!

  2. Those are GREAT! Love that Jack Henry is now making an apperance!! 🙂

  3. i agree w/ jh – coffee is yucky (but it does smell good).

  4. I’m totally loving that JH is getting in on this “mouths of babes” action. 🙂

    You’ve gotta wonder how Bennett’s awesome mind works to confuse beanstalk with stocking. LOL!

  5. LOL I love these! I can just see Jack whispering “leapster” to you hahaha!
    I really like Bennett’s “why is that man running for his life” one too!

  6. OH MY! Ab exercise for my day! These are HYSTERICAL! I sure hope Santa stuffs our beanstalks!

  7. I LOVED these, but I think my favorite was Bennett’s marathon runner comment. . . made me laugh out loud. Good question, Bennett! 🙂

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