Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Levi. Again.

I was going through a box of stuff yesterday and came across the list I had written of funny things Levi said at the age of four. I laughed and laughed at each one, again realizing that Levi has been distinctly 'Levi' from a very young age. I wanted to share one of my favorites, as it so perfectly highlights the difference between Levi and myself:

Mom, I'm fishing. (He was in the back of the Suburban, 'fishing' with a flag pole while we were out running errands. Without thinking, I asked him what he was fishing for. Immediately, I realized what a stupid question that was. The answer would obviously be fish. What else do you fish for? His answer came without a second's hesitation...) Speckled trout for the mayor's dinner. (Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Not.)

Without further ado, Levi at six:

(Levi is skipping into his TKD class. He asks me if I'll join him. No, thank you. I'm still feeling the after affects of the stomach flu.) Mom, don't you feel young again?

I like that bird monastery. (My mom had a weathered bird house in a somewhat vague church shape.

(We were at Two Rivers Market.) They should have called this place Mesopotamia Market. (Thank you, Story of the World! Otherwise we would not have known that Mesopotamia means 'between two rivers.')

(Levi calls to me in the middle of the night. I go in his room. He asks me to fill up his water cup. I go...come back and give it to him. He takes a long drink.) Perfection. (He rolls over and goes back to sleep.)

(Levi tells his aunt that he is learning Spanish. As he is leading her into the school room to show her his Spanish lessons, he says...) Would you like to see the source?

My legs look so slender!

Mom, we're going to play outside today. Do you doubt it? I've seen the future!

I can't tolerate this any longer!

I have a parcel for Leif.




and the list goes on.... until next time....


Heidi said...

I really wish I would done the same for our two girls... Funny stuff here!

A couple I remember:

Melissa says while in the car with a driping drink: Mom! Don't you have any napkins in your glove department? (She's 25 now and still calls the glove box, the glove department. I think sometimes I used to call it the glove compartment.)

Jessica (who is 21 now): Whispered to me while we were sitting in the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at our church~~ "Mom, when are we going to be done with this Jesus stuff so we can go home and open presents?"

LOL Thanks for making me remember..


Dreams of a Country Girl said...

perfectly devine

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

how is your baby....


Anonymous said...

My 10 year old has always had a different way of looking at things. When he was about 4 years old.....I hurried in to the bathroom and plopped down on a wet toilet seat....again! I finished my buisness and then called him in. I explained to him what had happened and how he really needs to tell me if he "misses" so I can help him clean up. I went on to lecture him a bit on how I felt he was old enough to make the mark if he would just take his time.

Well.....he put his hands on his hips and looked up at me with a very serious determination and said, "Well MOM....................

hasn't your penis ever argued with you?"

I should make my own blog someday....instead of being anonymous.........

our little acorns said...

oh, he IS an old soul, isn't he?!

PandaMom said...

Very handsome little guy! I love keeping up with all the funny words and sayings. I made a toddler dictionary when mine was little of the words that she would pronounce incorrectly, but we totally knew what she was saying. Great memories! ; )

Heidi said...

Thanks for laughing along with me, ladies!

Shelly~ LOL!! I'm tellin' you... I can just picture that! Hilarious. Boys... :) And, yes, you should start a blog. It's a great way to waste, I mean spend, a lot of time. :)

Renee said...

Too bad we don't live closer...I feel certain that my Jaybird and your Levi would be great friends! These quotes are priceless!