Happy Mother’s Day!
I’m looking with pride at my very first paper flower Mother’s Day gift, from the Threenager. You know you’ve made it as a parent when you get one of these. Am I right?
This week is a special edition of Things Overheard, one that includes a whole bunch of quotes from the grandparents as well. One night a week, the Threenager has a sleepover with a set of grandparents, and as you can imagine, she says funny shit with them, too. Here are just some of the things she’s said, recently.
In the car with Grandma and Grandpa, Grandpa guns it as he pulls away from a traffic light.
The Threenager: Wow, Grandpa! That was fast! This car has POWER!
In the car with Nana, on the way to the Toy Store.
The Threenager: Nana, are you going to learn to drive when you get older?
Nana: Well…I AM older and I AM driving…
The Threenager: Yes, but are you going to learn to drive?
Later that day, as part of an ongoing conversation about getting older and driving.
The Threenager: I’m going to learn to drive when I get older.
Nana: Of course you will, and you’ll be a very good driver.
The Threenager: I know I will. And I’ll be able to drive you to the hospital to get you fixed.
The Threenager, to our cat who was sharpening her claws on our leather chair: Stop that! That is not insectable! (acceptable)
Driving home from daycare with the Husband.
The Threenager: Oh, I saw the desert! We just drove past it.
On the same drive home…
The Threenager: When we get home, can I have some raw eggs?
The Husband: RAW eggs??
The Threenager: Yes, that’s how Mama gives them to me.
The Husband: …
Upon arriving home…
The Threenager, trying to open the front door: Oh, the door is locked! We’ll have to find a new home.
Now go outside enjoy this beautiful day!