It’s time for another installment in my favorite series of posts. These conversation clips all from from August 2019 – March 2020. Lincoln is 4.5 – 5 years old and Adelaide is 3.
A few favorite conversations with the kids over the last few months:
talking about Ben (Dad) in the car
Lincoln: I like the way he looks and I like the way he talks. I like the way he jumps.
Looks like someone else is also a big fan on Benjamin.
Adelaide: When i grow up I will be a mom……and then I can wear your bracelets, and your earrings, and your necklaces, and your high heels.
The main perk of being a mom is clearly the glamorous accessories. Also, when was the last time Adelaide saw me wear high heels? Two years ago?
Lincoln is packing clothes into his backpack at 8:45 pm, over an hour past his bedtime.
Ben: Why do you need clothes?
Lincoln: Because we have the construction workers building a new house for you and me and Adelaide. Mom and the baby will stay at this house and we will move to the new house.
Ben: Why won’t they come with us?
Lincoln: Because I don’t like it when the baby cries.
Me, after hearing about this plan: But Lincoln, I would be so sad not to live in the same house as you.
Lincoln: Don’t worry, mom, it will be right next door. All you’ll have to do is walk across the bridge. And this way we can scream whenever we want (presumably without waking up the baby).
I guess we know how Lincoln really feels about having a new baby brother.
While I was in London I got this conversation as a text from Ben:
Ben: Is there anything in particular you want to learn about?
Lincoln: Truly, I just want to learn to not make messes and how to not get hurt
Discussing his favorite topic, his upcoming birthday:
Lincoln: Do you know what planet I want to go to for my birthday?
We have some work to do in the finance department.
I got back from a long weekend girl’s trip and on Monday Adelaide is less than thrilled at having to clean up her quiet time:
Adelaide (through tears): Where is Daddy anyway?
Mom: Does Daddy not make you clean up your toys?
Adelaide: No, not ever!
The real reason Ben is the favorite parent.
Out of nowhere, while I’m giving Westley a bath:
Adelaide: When I grow up will I be a grandma? Oh, I mean when I grow up will I be a mom? Because I don’t like old womens. Grandmas are old womens and I don’t even want to be an old women.
While saying his prayer over the food at dinner.
Lincoln: And thank you that Daddy is safe on his vacation.
Me: Did Daddy go on vacation?
Lincoln: No silly, he went to work and that is his vacation.
previous “From the Mouth of Babes” posts:
- First post (back when Lincoln was 3 and Adelaide was just learning to talk)
- Second post (with my favorite picture of Lincoln and Adelaide to date)