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Kaelinisms: Can We Send Him Back Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 6:07 pm

Apparently Kaelin had some misconceptions about how this whole “sibling” thing works.

“Daddo, when is Koren going back to the hospital?”
“Why would he go to the hospital?”
“Because that’s where he came from.  When is he going back?”
“Never, sweetie – he’s part of our family now.  He’s going to be with us forever.”
“Of course.  You came from the hospital too, do you want us to send you back?”
“NO, but I’m talking about Koren.”

Sick Update

Filed under: Family,Holidays,Kaelin,Kid Quotes,Parenting — Amy @ 7:07 pm

Well, the kids are mostly well, though it is no coincidence that Kaelin’s new favorite pretend game is “playing Doctor.”  The one remaining problem is that we just can’t kick Koren’s ear infections.

After the 3 rounds of medications, we ended up giving him some shots yesterday, and he goes back for a second round tomorrow if the doctor doesn’t see enough improvement.  If those still don’t do the trick, we have to start talking to ENTs about going the tubes route.  Not entirely surprising, since Jens and I both struggled with ear infections as kids, and I had to have tubes put in.  Twice, I think.

Predictably, I ended up catching all the junk the kids were going through a couple of weeks ago, so I’m just getting over the cough and it’s making its way into my nose and eyes.  This event has brought me to a revelation about parenting that I’d never really considered before since I so rarely get sick:

When your children are sick, you take care of the children.  When you get sick, you take care of the children. 

Does it sound slightly unfair to anyone else that parenthood is the only job to which you can’t “call in sick?”

But enough about all that.  Even I’m tired of hearing myself go on about HALP! MAH KIDZ R SIIIIIIIICK BLAH BLAH AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH, so I can imagine you all are ready to beat your heads with a frying pan because the coma would be a relief.

Tomorrow is my 29th Birthday!  Well, my first 29th birthday, at least.  I’ll probably have a few more before I’m ready to embrace the reality of “30-something.”  I received a wonderful surprise from my husband for my birthday, as a brand spanking new convection oven showed up at our house yesterday! 

As in, an oven that can actually get hotter than 350° AND manages to reach something close to the temperature you set it to AND stays at that temperature longer than 10 minutes!  Obviously, this is a drastic improvement over my old hunk of junk.

This splendid piece of equipment means that if my baking sucks now, it is actually my fault.  While that seems a little daunting, it’s totally a risk I’m willing to take.

As a side story, Kaelin is at the point now where she occasionally tries very hard to act all “grown up.” 

Case in point, when the guys showed up to install the oven this morning, they called me “Ma’am” when they had questions.  After chatting with them and listening to them for a little bit, Kaelin turns to me and says, “Um, Ma’am, I’ll be back in a little bit.  I need to go over there and help them work on this.”

Kaelinisms: Theology Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 8:01 pm

Kaelin: (incredulous) Mama, did you know that JESUS is GOD TOO???
Me: Yes, I did know that.
Kaelin: Isn’t that weird?

Kaelinisms: Where Does She Get This Stuff??? Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 1:07 pm

The other day I asked Jens if it was “normal” for 3-year-olds to talk the way Kaelin does, because it catches me off-guard at times.  His response: “Doesn’t matter, because we don’t have a 3-year-old.  We have Kaelin.”  True enough.

Kaelin: Daddo, what are you doing?
Daddo: I’m putting on deodorant.
Kaelin: What’s that?
Daddo: Sometimes when grownups get sweaty or dirty, they need deodorant to keep them from getting smelly.
Kaelin: (after a moment of consideration)  Mama struggles with underarm odor.
Daddo: She… does?
Kaelin: She needs more deodorant.

Ok, I’m TOTALLY OFFENDED.  Evidently I’m going to have to stop reading Kaelin her bedtime story after I go to the gym because DUDE…

And on another note, I would like to know who’s been teaching Revelation to my daughter.  Seriously. 

Kaelin: (coming downstairs first thing in the morning) Daddo?
Daddo: Yes?
Kaelin: Are these the last days?
Daddo: Last days of what?
Kaelin: The last days of the world.
Daddo: Um….

Because I Enjoy This Sort of Thing

Filed under: Kaelin,Koren,Photos — Amy @ 11:33 am

Kaelinisms: Yikes Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 7:05 pm

One day I’ll start posting something besides Kaelinisms.  Like maybe Koren’s newsletter that should have been up days ago.  But not today, because I’m sleepy.

Kaelin: Mama! I fell off the chair!
Mama: I’m sorry, are you ok?
Kaelin: NO. That chair wanted me to get hurt.  You need to tell that chair, “Chair, if you ever do that to Kaelin again, I’m going to THROW YOU IN THE FIRE and then I’m going to HIT YOU!”
Mama: That sounds a little extreme.  Maybe you could just be more careful next time.
Kaelin: Ok.

Kaelinisms: Nice Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 7:01 pm

Kaelin: Is anyone going to be here tomorrow?
Daddo: Yes, Mama and Daddo and Koren will all be here.
Kaelin: Is anyone else going to be here?
Daddo: No.
Kaelin: I think we need someone else.
Daddo: Why do you think we need someone else?
Kaelin: It’s just nicer.
Daddo: Why is it nicer?
Kaelin: Well…you’re nice too.  I’ll keep you here.  Do we have any biscuits for breakfast tomorrow?

Kaelinisms:  Boobs Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 5:52 pm

“Mama, can I help with the boobs?  I’m really good at light boobs.”
“Bulbs, Kaelin.  Light bulbs.  And no, you may not.”
“Can I help with the light bloobs?  Can I please help with the light boowbs?”

She seemed to think her pronunciation was the reason we wouldn’t let her assist in the changing of the light bulbs, and continued asking with slightly varied intonations and vowel sounds, insisting that she was “really good” at light bulbs.  Somehow, we were unconvinced.

Kaelinisms: Conglomerate Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 1:57 pm

(protecting her lunch from the dog…who was several feet away taking a nap)

(while bending over, hands around her ankles, waiting for Daddo to wipe her post-poop butt)
“Boy, Daddo.  You might wanna trim those toenails.”

(while observing Koren in his jumper)
“Mama!  Look at Little Buddy!  He’s goin’ to TOWN! Go Little Buddy!

Mama: Kaelin, pick up your clothes and put them in the hamper.  I’m not going to tell you again.
Kaelin: Mama, you’re obsessed with picking up my clothes.

Lucky Duck, er, Dog

Filed under: Holidays,Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 10:41 am

We’re doing Kaelin’s Christmas Hanukkah-style this year, and giving her one present per day until Christmas.  We find that this works better because she needs a day to play with every toy she gets and trying to rush through all the gifts on Christmas just lessens the fun for everyone.

Today, she received Lucky, the Incredible Puppy, a mechanical dog that responds to voice commands such as “sit,” “lay down,” “come here,” etc.

She’s having a great time with it, but doesn’t quite understand the limitations of pre-programed commands.

“Lucky, help me clean up the floor.”

Lucky does his best to accommodate.

“…Why is he standing on his head?”

All I have to say, is that if they ever DO create a robotic dog that helps one clean up the floor, I AM SO THERE.

Kaelinisms:  Poop Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 7:55 pm

Kaelin: Daddo, wanna come play in my corral*?
Jens: (in the middle of a diaper change) I can’t right now sweetie.  I’m wiping poop off Koren’s butt.
Kaelin: (appalled) Daddo, you can’t poop on Koren’s butt!

*Kaelin’s term for a fort made out of pillows

Kaelinisms: Excuse Me Edition

Filed under: Kaelin,Kid Quotes — Amy @ 10:45 pm

I had just picked Kaelin up from school and was talking to Koren’s teacher when I heard her say sweetly, “Excuse me.”

“Yes, Kaelin?”
“I just said excuse me because I tooted.”
“Yes.  Luke told me that.”
“He told you to say excuse me when you toot?”
“Well, that’s probably a good rule.  Is Luke one of your friends?”
“He isn’t?  Why not?”
“I don’t like Luke.  Because he’s a boy and I don’t like boys.  I only like girls.”
“Why do you only like girls?”
“Because girls are better than boys.”
“Oh?  Why are girls better than boys?”
“Because they play together and not throw things.”

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