Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gabe-isms


Gabe has been making me smile a lot recently, if only behind my hand so he can't see it. He's so funny since he has the ability to "think for himself" and consider all his available options. In the above picture, he requested "hot tea and chocolate", and was putting his (mommy pre-measured) sugar in his own tea. And having a great time. What a sweetheart. The other day I asked him what he wanted for a snack and he said animal cackuh's (crackers) and cheese. It just cracks me up how he has all these opinions now.


His choice of words also makes me laugh. He says "Hey guys, lets go to chuch (church)!" Or "Hey guys, huss (hush)!! De baby's s'eepin (sleeping)!" (Like he EVER heeds commands to hush. That child does NOT understand the concept of whispering. He bleats everything out at full volume, particularly when you most want him to be the quietest.) One time when Tim was telling him not to do something, he turned to him and said "Honey, huss!"


The other thing that amuses me vastly (and warms my heart) is his transparency. He does not yet have the concept of hiding what he is doing - he just wants you to go away so you can't see him. The other day he was sitting on the arm of the couch with his drumsticks. The boy has been warned and punished countless times about NOT drumming on the lampshade (he ruined two). So I'm sitting there looking at him and he says "Hey, guys, scootch! (that's how he says to move) Get back! How 'bout you go to kitchen? (hopeful face)" If only those mommy eyes would leave him and his drumsticks be.


By the way, don't believe that we are effectively bossed. We are not. "Gabriel, you do not tell Mommy what to do. You may not tell Daddy to hush." But it sure does make for some inner chortles.

6 comments:

Lynette Polinder said...

I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your posts. They are always so interesting. It is fun to see how your boys are growing and things that they are doing. Have a good week- LaVonne

Carrie said...

Thanks, LaVonne! I need to come check on your little boys, too... :) I'm sure you relate pretty closely!

Sam said...

"what the crap, mom! I just wanna beat this couch to death with my drumstick! What's the big deal?"

Carrie said...

To this comment, Sam, Gabe would nod sagely, spread his arms wide, and say "'Zactly. 'Zactly." :)

Cottonista said...

What a keen little mind you have, Gabey. (All the better to schnooker you with, Mom!)