Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Goodnight Kells

Bedtime is always fun when you have a 4 year old. For all of my 3 readers, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Bathtime, pjs, brush teeth, snuggle, get into bed, read a story and then remind the kids 50 gazillion times that it is in fact bed time when they come out to tell you "Mom, I have to tell you something."
The other night I was talking with my sister (Hi Amber!) on the phone and Kells came in no less that 3 times during the 12 minute conversation we had. The final time he came in Amber and I said our good-byes. Kells said his standard "Mom, I have to tell you something." So I, of course, responded with "Yes Kells?" okay, so it was more like "Kells it's BEDTIME and you need to get there right now." So he said "Mom I love you and you're the best." Okay, so how do I actually keep my angry/exasperated and at my last nerve composure to something like that?? I managed somehow and said "thank you Kells, now go to bed." But wait! there was more.
"Mom, I want to say goodnight to Deirdre." He then proceeds to lift up my shirt and kisses my belly and says "Good night Deirdre. I love you and you're the best." Ahhhhhh, I know hearts are melting right now. As he's hopping off the bed I hear in a high pitched fairy voice "Goodnight Kells, I love you" followed by a Kells voice saying "Deirdre said good night to me."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An actual phone conversation

Usually Kells' phone conversations go a little like this "Hi. What are you doing? Bye!" and that's it. He's not big on talking on the phone. Well, he wasn't until yesterday when we called Aunt Amber. He took the phone and immediately asked what Levi (his cousin) was doing. Next thing I hear is a somewhat strange conversation between, what can only be, the two small children. This goes on for a little while and then I recognize English again and realize he is now talking to Aunt Amber again.
Kells: What are you doing?
I forgot to put sunblock on today and my finger got burned and now the skin is peeling off my, just one finger.
And then I had a scary dream. There was a silly monster who licked my ear.
Aunt Amber was quite amused and we giggled about it between the two of us and then I shared that just that morning while trying to wake Kells up for the day he rolled over and said "Why are you marrying the clown?" to me.