Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Things that go "Bump" in the middle of the night and other miscellaneous stories...

Warning: Long post ahead... ;-)


First up - Nicknames. Who's Peat-ah?

About a weak ago, in one of my only (documented) Mommy-Meltdowns-Evah, as I was being inundated with "Mommy, I want...." Mommy, can you...." "Mommy....", "Mommy" , Mommeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" in stereo, Dolby surround sound, I shouted, er calmly mentioned (?) that I was not Mommy anymore!! (I know the years of counseling ahead!)

This statement did however, seem to get their attention. "Mommy, you're not Mommy?" "No, I', Peter." ;-)

"Mom, you Peat-ah?"


And. so. it. began.

Now, I hear: "Mommy? Mommeeeee? Mommmmmmmmmmmmmeeeee?" Then, silence, and it comes: "Excuse me, Peat-ah?"
"Yes, baby?"

Why I chose Peter? No clue. But stuck it has.

Then, a few days ago, my "Logan? Logan? Loooooooo-gan???" was met with "No. No, Mommy - I'm not Logan."

"Oh - well then, who are you?"
"I'm Balm-Balm."

"As in, "Balm....she-balm.....bum-bum, she-balmmmmm-balm. Balm....she-bum-bum-bum, Balummmmmm-balm?" A handy tune I often hum!

"Yes! Balm-Balm."

"Okay, Austin - Mommy is Peter, Logan is Balm-Balm - who are you?"
"Horsey! neigh!!!!"

Peat-ah, Balm-Balm, and Horsey! Got it?

Somewhere around the holidays, Austin started wrapping his arms around my neck and saying, "Mommy - I love you too much!"

......Sure, some say it's a combination of "too" and "so much."

I say: "Austin, I love you too much, too, baby!"

...melts mah heart!


Last night, Logan fell out of bed. And not just out of his big boy bed. But out of Mommy and Daddy's bed. With the extra thick mattress way high off the ground. We're not sure what happened, but he fell HARD!! Scary stuff. He never went groggy on us, though. He was very "lucid" and alert, woke up easily and only minimally complained of pain early this morning. The knot though, was HUGE! Actually he had two knots - yikes!

You sort of have to look around the scratch to see the swelling and the bump!

And bump two is up in the hairline. The pictures really don't do the bumps justice, but as of bedtime, both bumps' swelling has gone down significantly. yay! Another trip to the ER thwarted!

I have lots more to blog about, but I want to include this video, so I'll be back quickly with another post!


Our Family of 5 said...

LAUGHING MY BUTT OFF HERE! If that is not the cutest video evah!! Poor Logan's boo boos looks like it might have hurt. Poor little thing. Isn't it amazing how fast they bounce back when you and I would be down for the count awhile.
They are so energetic and full of life. My son in laws are active little men. From now on I am referring to Sophia's Mother in law as PETER!!! hahahahaha!!

Tina said...

OMGosh that is just too funny. Toby likes to switch all of our names...I'm Daddy and he's Lili, etc. It's too funny. Everytime I've had the Mommy meltdown he tells me I'm not whoever...I'm Mommy. Kids are SOOOOO cute at this age. They are just too much fun.

Anonymous said...

That is too funny. One day I told the kids they could call me Anne or Mrs. Isabella because I was tired of "Moooommmmmeeeeeeeeeeeee" being shrieked at me. So now sometimes I feel like the stepmom because they'll say daddy and anne.

Poor Logan - that is a huge booboo!

Gwen, Jenny, & Mia said...

Poor Logan. He is the cutest thing eva!

Love the switching of names....I may have to try that. I hate mama meltdowns, I had one today and yelled (I never yell) I felt so terrible!

Miss you guys!

Samantha- Mama to Julian said...

Peter? Nice.
Sorry about the fall though. It's so hard to see our little ones hurt.
Good luck with your next interview. :)

Heidi said...

OH! Poor Logan! Poor you, too! I think it's harder on us parents when our kids get hurt. Boys will be boys though!

Bobbi said...

OUCH!!!!!!!!! Those boys are going to give you many gray hairs!!

Yogan, balm, balm, or whatever his name is better be careful or he is going to be in a full body cast!! And, his brother isn't far behind him.

I always enjoy videos of them. It is like watching my life!!! But, more entertaining because I'm not there!!