A typical evening conversation, from 5:15 – 5:18 PM:

Riley: HI MOMMY HI MOMMY HI MOMMYYYYY
Me: Hi, Riley! How are you doing?
Riley: Good! I’m having macaroni and CHEESE!
Me: Hey, that sounds good. Hey, babe!
JB: Hey!
Riley: AND SHOCLATE MILK!
Me: Mmm, that sounds like a good dinner! Hi, Dylan!
Dylan: *mad wriggling*
Riley: HEY MOMMY? HEY MOMMY? HEY MOMMY?
Me: Yes?
Riley: I have some SHOCLATE MILK!
Dylan: WHEEEEEEW!
JB: Hey, did you see this check from-
Riley: AND MOMMY? MOMMY? MOMMY? My shirt is ALL WET!
Me: Did your shirt get wet at school?
Riley: YEAH!
Dylan: WHEEEEW! EEEEEEeeeee.
JB: – maybe we should deposit this tonight, I was thinking we’d—
Riley: I played in the WATER and I was going SPLASH SPLASH SPLASH like THIS!
Dylan: HOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Riley: And I was SPLASH SPLASH with my hand like a BOAT and then the boat go UNDERWATER and see all the FISH, MOMMY!
Me: Wow!
Dylan: Eeeeeeeeeeeyah! *poooooooooooooot*
Me: Hmm, I think Dylan’s diaper needs—
JB: How was work?
Me: Oh, it was—
Riley: And then the BOAT turn into an AIRPLANE and FLY REAL HIGH, hey, HOW DO THAT?
Me: Uh, I don’t—
Riley: HOW DO THAT, how get in the air and FLY REAL HIGH?
JB: Well, maybe—
Dylan: WHEEEEEEOOOOOO. AAGOO.
Riley: DYLAN SAID AGOO!
Me: And how was your day?
JB: Not bad, it was kind of—
Riley: HEY MOMMY AND DADDY? MOMMY AND DADDY?
Me/JB: Yes?
Riley: What DOING?
Me: Well, trying to have a—
Dylan: EEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Riley: The wheels on the bus go ROUND AND ROUND—
Dylan: WHEEEEEEEAAAAAHH!
Riley: ROUND AND ROUND—
Me: Do we have any—
Riley: ALL THROUGH THE TOOOOWN—
JB: Did you hear about the—
Dylan: WAAAOOO! Plttthkpt.
Riley: -ON THE BUS SAY WAH WAH WAH
Cat: MOWWW! EERROOOW!
Dog: *whine whine whine whine*
Dylan: GLLPTH. HEEW!
Riley: -SAY SHHH SSHHH SHHH
JB: I—
Me: Should—
Riley: ALLLLLL THROUGH THE—
Dylan: AAAAAAA—
Cat: MEOW
Dog: *WHINE*

fin

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
52 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Kim
Kim
13 years ago

Brillant.

samantha jo campen
13 years ago

OMG I’m DYING over here. For that is hilarious. In fact I might have–oh wait, yes, yes I have indeed peed in my pants.

workout mommy
13 years ago

again, you described a typical evening at my house as well! (That is, until I resorted to using the TV to distract the boy so that hubby and i could have a conversation. Please don’t tell my mom!)

OmegaMom
13 years ago

Okay, this made me bust out laughing for realz. I hate to tell you, though–it keeps on going; our six-year-old does the same thing sometimes…

Marie Green
13 years ago

Heee! That’s it exactly. EXACTLY. Only sometimes? The happily singing person(s) are madly screaming instead.

Eric's Mommy
13 years ago

Awesome.

Sleepynita
13 years ago

My personal favorite line: when Dylan says: HOOOOOOOOO!

Just so randomly different from the rest of his noises…..

Sounds like dinner with my 2 year old. I don’t think I have had an adult conversation in ages!

Angella
13 years ago

You captured it perfectly.

A phrase I say far more than I’d like is, “What was I saying again?”

Erica
13 years ago

That is so close to my day as well. Sadly, mine are 16 and 9…(sigh)

Janet Powell, Miami
Janet Powell, Miami
13 years ago

I’m diein, this is too funny !!!!!

Janet,
Miami

Amanda
13 years ago

Dude, I totally know that song.
You should try playing it backwards. It will blow your mind.

nonsoccermom
13 years ago

HA HA HA!! Sounds pretty much like my house too. Too funny.

Swistle
13 years ago

Soundtrack of my life.

Donna
Donna
13 years ago

By the time I was half way through, I was laughing so hard I could hardly read the rest through the tears. . . priceless!

Rachel
13 years ago

I totally wrote a post about this some time ago, and our house only has one kid. Until October, then my husband and I will have to communicate telepathically, apparently.

http://yestertimeblog.com/2007/10/11/married-life-with-a-two-year-old/

P.S. Your littlest one has the cutest smile EVER

Ashley
13 years ago

You could be at my house.

Trina
Trina
13 years ago

Sounds exactly like my house. :)

Emily
13 years ago

You should go on the road. Because that? THAT was fantastically awesome.

Leticia
Leticia
13 years ago

Exactly like home. Its a wonder we ever get a word with eachother…

Christina
13 years ago

Love it!

Laziza
Laziza
13 years ago

Oh, Lord. We’re expecting our first boy in a couple of months, and this alternated between cracking me up and scaring the bejeesus out of me. I cannot WAIT to meet this kid. Er, mine. Not yours. Although yours are evidently lovely, and I’m sure I would enjoy meeting them as well.

MrsWaltz
13 years ago

Just you wait until Dylan can yell “MOMMY AND DADDY?!? MOMMY AND DADDY?!?!” too. You and the hubby won’t get to string more than 3 words together until midnight.

heather
heather
13 years ago

my admiration for those of you who choose to have children is LIMITLESS. i can’t even handle my cats all up in my grill when i get home.

Lesley
Lesley
13 years ago

I notice the children have a great deal of enthusiasm, for everything from the mundane (breathing to Mac and Cheese) to the truly exciting (boats that turn into airplanes).

Ashley
13 years ago

HYSTERICAL. I loved it!!

Emily
Emily
13 years ago

Ha Ha HA!
“Dylan: *pooooooooot*”
It’s too much.
You are so brilliant.

Jennifer
Jennifer
13 years ago

I was in tears already and then the animals joined in too and I completely lost it. I’m going to come back and read this entry a few more times, it is SOOOO FUNNNNNNY.

Jennifer
13 years ago

Wow. There’s a whole lot going on in that three minutes. I would need at least two hours of complete silence to recover.

Kate
13 years ago

Wait…were you at MY house last night?

Amy
Amy
13 years ago

ha ha ha ha!!! My nights to a T….but add a six year old with attitude. (and no baby poops…just two dogs farting under the table!) Thanks for the post…I needed an afternoon laugh to get me through until 5.

Amber S
Amber S
13 years ago

Hoi. I’m completing exhausted just from reading that. My 9yr old puts me through the same routine. He wants to talk just to be part of the conversation regardless of wether or not his input is even relevant to the topic OR my personal favorite, he tries to finish my sentences. A statement like “I’m gonna head down to the mailbox real quick, I’ll be right back.” Will turn into,
ME:” I’m gonna-”
HIM:”Make gyros tonight?”
ME:”No, I’m gonna-”
HIM: “Go to the store?”
ME: “No, well ya, maybe. I was gonna say-”
HIM: “You’re going to take a shower first?”
ME:”That too-
HIM: “Well what are you gonna do then?”
ME: “I was trying to tell you but you keep interrupting…” *SILENCE* (because I almost forgot what I was going to tell him)
HIM: “WEEEELLLLL?”
ME:”IwasjusttryingtosaythatI’m gonnaheaddowntothemailboxrealquickandI’llberightback!”
HIM:”Goll Mom…”
*Insert his best, “What’s YOOURR problem” look, HERE*

jonniker
13 years ago

Ha ha HAAA. HA!

All Adither
13 years ago

Ho my crap. That sounds just like our house. Though, thankfully, we have no dog to add to the chaos.

Sarah
13 years ago

*LOL* Thanks for the giggle!!!!

Erin
Erin
13 years ago

Oh been there, done that, have the t-shirt!

Julie
13 years ago

Haahaahaahaaa…this is AWESOME!

Amy
Amy
13 years ago

Oh god — this IS my life. Exactly!

Kendra
Kendra
13 years ago

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!

Victoria
13 years ago

so awesome I feel like i’m there!

Danielle-Lee
13 years ago

Sorta exactly the same here, except minus the cat, minus the baby, and throw in my final words: ‘Oh fuck, I give up.’

Kay
Kay
13 years ago

I could of blogged this conversation yesterday. Now that Rylan is nearly one, he is trying to keep up with the 2 yr old. I don’t see my husband and I having any kind of conversation for years to come. :(

But hey! It’s funny when it is happening to someone else!! Is that wrong? Hee.

Jeanette
13 years ago

LOL!!

JennB
13 years ago

Totally my house too, but we have a 3-week-old, and 2 dogs and 3 cats. Good lord.
It’s especially fun when the 3-year-old and I fight about EVERYTHING, which is what we did yesterday.

beach
beach
13 years ago

Riley cracks me up….just wait till they’re teens. then they dont want to talk to you!!!….

Vicci
Vicci
13 years ago

You are my hero. I swear, our homes are identical (except mine are girls). I felt like you were looking in my living room window, describing my world!

Tara
Tara
13 years ago

Subtract the baby, add 2 more cats (one of whom I’ve decided is from the special sub-species “Felis catus alwaysunderfooticus”), and you’ve described every mealtime at my house. Awesome!

tash
13 years ago

made my morning – brilliant!

Inzaburbs
13 years ago

I love it! It captures exactly life around here too!
We are on vacation right now, which means we are trapped in the hotel room or the car with our three big talkers. There is no escape. We are exhausted.

When they get bored of us, they just talk at other, random people, in stores or in elevators. Usually leaving them shell-shocked.

Carrie
13 years ago

Mine is going to be 16 next week and, sadly, we still have these conversations.

Matt
13 years ago

I LOLed, not gonna lie. Brilliant entry..:-)