Thursday, June 25, 2009


Family myth has it that when I was a toddler, my parents stopped inviting me into their bed in the morning before they brushed their teeth because one day I told them, "You guy's breath stinks."

I always thought that couldn't be true-- little kids aren't judgmental like that.

Then the other day in the car, Harry said, "Mama, I don't like that old smell under your nose." I looked in the rear view mirror; his little face was all scrunched up.

"What are you taking about?" I asked, a little offended.

"That old smell," he insisted. "Below your nose. It's reawwy gross."

"My breath?" I asked.

"Yes!" he said. "You should bush your teeth, okay Mama?"

I thought maybe it was a fluke, ignored him, and chewed more Orbitz. But then today I was dropping him off at school, and he said "You should brush your teeth while I'm gone okay?"


How cute are they waiting for Ben to come up the stairs at the end of the day?

Good thing they're so cute because they trash the place by (my) quittin' time.


  1. Toys suck. We put away 90% of our toys to sell the house....guess what? They aren't missed!

  2. Ha! What a nice thing for Ben to come home to! Charlie goes tearing across the front yard to Ryan's car no matter what he is wearing. By that time of day it's usually undies and a tshirt and no shoes. We're classy.

  3. I like them waiting for their dad! AJU5 is normally very happy to see her daddy come home too. And the mess - yeah - been there. That is why I have put so many of her toys in bins so she only has a limited number of items to throw around the room!

  4. Tripod8:46 PM

    This is cute! I'm glad Harry is like that too. What goes around comes around, or something!

  5. LOL--Ethan tells me all the time in the morning, "yuck! You stink!" when I try to kiss him goodmorning. I'm trying to think of a way to make my morning dragon breath a motivator for him to sleep ALONE.

    Also? I promise not to breathe anywhere near you in the morning until I've brushed when we're at BlogHer.