January 30 08

So, last week i was tagged by Irina at Spectacularly Normal. There’s not a chance i’d say no…because hello! look at her! Can you say girl crush? anyway, there are too many rules and remember…hi, i’m Ali. i’m not so good with rules. so, the gist is that i am supposed to tell you 6 quirky things about my kid. now, since i have three them there children, Irina suggested i tell you two about each of them. easy, right? you would think…but coming up with ONLY two is hard, dude!

Emily… doesn’t sleep. i’ve mentioned this before…but it continues to baffle me on a daily basis. the last couple of nights i woke up at various times to take Isabella to pee (having a toilet trained 2-year-old = good; having to get up in the middle of the night to take her tushy to the bathroom = not so good) and Emily was AWAKE every time. practicing her songs for The Wiz of Oz.

ps. oh!!! and she got her part in the play…she’s the #1 Witch helper, which, i guess makes her a bad guy, but in the end, she gets freed and thanks Dorothy. she has a name…but i can’t remember it, and it starts with a “u” and sounds too much like vulva for me to say without laughing (because i’m 12). Udine? possibly? she’s SO excited about it. and i, of course, am totally thrilled to pieces for her. and apparently, we are all Wicked Witch lovers now…

Emily will not eat off of our Ikea plates.


or drink out of the cups. we thought at first that she just wanted to be like us because she was asking for an “adult plate” but we figured out that she won’t eat or drink out of anything plastic (just like her mom) because, she says, “there’s been yogurt on those plates and the cups smell like apple juice” weirdo (just like her mom)

Joshua…is obsessed with his hair. remember back when he wanted to grow it long? and then i miraculously got him to let us cut it? and then he cried? well, he’s STILL annoyed at me about it. and still asks me to let him grow it long. on a daily basis. what? i mean, he’s a BOY. and he’s FIVE years old…he’s so not supposed to care about these things!

Josh has a pair of flannel old man pajamas. they are from gapkids and are navy with green, white and red stripes. they are a size 3 (he’s 5) and we decided it was time for a new pair that, erm, you know, actually FIT. so, we bought him a replacement pair in this year’s updated style….they are navy with green, white and red stripes. and he won’t wear them. he wears the old ones. every. single. night. even though they are exactly the same.

(think these, only striped)

Isabella… is obsessed with gender labelling and place-in-family labelling these days. she’ll work it into every single sentence out of her mouth. “mama, today Josh hit me. he’s a boy. and he’s my brother” or “i like you mommy. you are a girl. you have a vag” and that brings us to #2…

Isabella has decided to call her, um, girly parts her ‘vag’ also, after she pees she sings a little song ala “wipe my vag, wipe, wipe my vag” (i wonder what sort of google searches this will bring)

oh! and i’m supposed to tag some people….hmm….i suppose i’ll tag my girl haley-o (because, y’all know how much i heart her), miss Angella at Dutch Blitz (because she’s also got three…so that’s just two for each…see, look how easy i’m making it for her!!) and Aimee at Greeblemonkey (because i love her Declan and can’t wait to hear some of his quirks)

  1. Dude.
    How did I not know your son was five?

    Graham is five and is our ROUTINE KID.

    Will start thinking about which of the MANY quirks of my three to share and get working on this 😉

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    Comment by Angella on January 30, 2008
  2. the two boys i currently care for use those plates. and i wash them. multiple times a day.

    Lara’s last blog post..Because I Love You That Much

    Comment by Lara on January 30, 2008
  3. I will disagree and say that sitting up at night SINGING SHOWTUNES is more quirky than not sleeping.

    And, by any chance does Bella’s song sound like “Row, row, row your boat?”

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  4. I LOVE flannel old man pajamas on little boys – my little guy looks like such a mini man in his!
    Emily and The Baby could hang out – right now, The Baby is bellowing out some songs from Meet Me In St. Louis, her favorite.

    Rebecca’s last blog post..A Story With A Moral In It

    Comment by Rebecca on January 30, 2008
  5. I’m with Emily on the no plastic plates or cups rule…not really sure why but I just can’t. Love that Isabella sings in the washroom…that will be a fantastic story to tell when she’s older!

    Comment by Steph on January 30, 2008
  6. OMG, I LOVE your new design!!!!

    And I love the little facts about your three kids. Adorable. I have to agree on the plastic cups and plates.

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    Comment by Nadine on January 30, 2008
  7. I love quirky kid things! Hilarious.
    As for Josh’s pj’s. My son just won’t wear them. He way prefers underwear and a t-shirt. Unless he’s at a sleepover (my mom or sister’s place) and then he considers it “wude” not to wear pj pants.

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    Comment by LD on January 30, 2008
  8. Bahaha I love the quirks!

    If you get a chance for your girl to Wicked jump at it!

    Clink’s last blog post..Bad. Bad. Wife.

    Comment by Clink on January 30, 2008
  9. I am so glad mine are not the only ones with “weird” quirks. I often wonder how these will affect them in the teenage years!

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    Comment by Tara on January 30, 2008
  10. Oh dude, this is gonna be fun.

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  11. I never thought about memes involving the kids. Thanks for the fun read!

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  12. hilarious!! i luv the quicks 🙂

    Comment by Tova on January 30, 2008
  13. oops! meant to say quirks..but you probably guessed that without this posted correction 😉

    Comment by Tova on January 30, 2008
  14. Isabella is totally in the now calling it her Vag! LMAO

    Miss’s last blog post..Things that are pissing me off Vol. 1

    Comment by Miss on January 30, 2008
  15. Funny about the IKEA plates. What Cole won’t eat off of a spoon, he’ll happily lick off our finger or eat off a fork. Kids are so funny!

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    Comment by anne on January 30, 2008
  16. Ha ha! I don’t use plastic dishes either for the very same reason!

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    Comment by Katie on January 30, 2008
  17. I just love kids. They are insanely funny! My oldest son, Derick, has wanted long hair for like ever and I refuse to let him have long hair.

    Kristie’s last blog post..The newest way to irritate the snot outta me.

    Comment by Kristie on January 30, 2008
  18. Okay, your new look seriously rocks!

    And Isabella and Katie have a lot in common. Right down to labelling everything. I can so relate.

    Carrie’s last blog post..What I Never Expected

    Comment by Carrie on January 30, 2008
  19. Vag? How modern – I like it.
    At least she’s not calling it her “Va-Jay-Jay” a la Oprah – ugh, I hate that.
    My 5 yr old still drinks out of Sippy cups 99% of the time. We try to get him to switch but he won’t do it.
    My 19 month old- everytime she sees me with the camera – she runs at me and will stand as close as possible to me almost tripping me! Its next to impossible to get a picture of her. Its very frustrating.

    Comment by monstergirlee on January 30, 2008
  20. Funny post. I may borrow this idea.

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    Comment by Shan on January 30, 2008
  21. Congrats to Emily! She’ll have fun with that role. Thanks for the tag — if this migraine ever goes away, I’m on it. 😛

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    Comment by Haley-O on January 30, 2008
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  23. Don’t be too hard on her about her insomnia. I could never sleep when I was growing up and I turned out OK. On second thought….maybe you better make sure she sleeps!

    And as for being on the bad side in the play, I posit this question: Would you rather play Scarlett or Melanie?

    I thought so!

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