Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thanksgiving

I just walked into my mom's sunroom to find Andy standing unusually still.

"What are you doing Andy?"

He coughed. Then he said, "I got a little cough. And I'm pooping."


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

i hear myself

My own words so often come back to haunt me these days.

For some reason, yesterday morning I was talking to Andy about the Wagnerian opera "The Flying Dutchman". (I have no idea why.) I said to Andy, "Der fliegende Holländer", which is the Flying Dutchman in German.

He looked at me questioningly, and then shook his finger at me and said, "No, Mommy! Don't say that! Don't teach him that!"

Apparently those words have been spoken a time or two around here....

terror at the zoo, part 2

I took Andy to see the Christmas laser show at the zoo.


"I want to go home! I don't like it! I scared of the angel! I want to go home Mommy!!!"

Damn you, zoo.

memories of horror

This morning Andy was sitting on the potty before school. He said, "Boo at the Zoo."

I said, "Did you have fun at Boo at the Zoo?"


today's report card

"I saw a different side to Andy today. He was very aggressive towards some of the other children. On one hand I am glad to see that he is standing up for himself, but on the other hand I saw no other child being aggressive towards him. He was very hyper and was even climbing the bookshelves...."

Did not get along well with others.
Did not follow directions.
Was not respectful towards others.

Haha! Finally! I am not the only one to catch a glimpse of "Evil Andy".

Sunday, November 16, 2008

first soliloquy

Last night we had Davey's going-away dinner. He's just left for New Zealand for 6 months and won't return until April. We are all bummed. Andy adores his uncle and if he were just a bit older would be just heartbroken at his departure, but fortunately toddlers don't really register a lot of these changes in their lives at this early age. I am bummed for him, however.

But last night they played and played. And at the end of the night, Andy was all happy and uttered the following monologue, the longest thing I've ever heard come out of his mouth. I've paraphrased just a tad because there were a lot of little toddler noises thrown in and some um's and ah's and maybe one or two other things I couldn't quite make out. But basically he said:

"At Mimi's house and there was a train at and it went up the track and then it crashed into the tv and I bumped my head and I dreamed about bees in my bed. How does that sound?"

We lost it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Shawn and Andy are playing on the floor. I told Andy to go crawl into his 6-foot tunnel which I brought out for him. He said no, because

"Daddy's too big and fat to fit in the tunnel."