Moments From My Days

27 Jan

I’m in the bathroom, daring to use toilet paper in peace by leaving the children alone in the living room together. I hear a yelp and then both are screaming. I dash into the living room with my pants around my ankles and scoop up Miles while sitting down on the floor next to Ella.

“What happened, babe?” I ask.

“Miles BITE ME!”

“Where did he bite you?”

“On nipple!”

At this point, I can hardly contain my laughter but manage to ask how he even reached her nipple. She replies, dead serious and looking at me like I’m an idiot,

“I nursed him, Mama”.


We’re traveling in the car and Ella is chattering away about how something is tasty and something else is yucky. I really should have tuned in sooner, because suddenly she’s thrown her muddy snow boot in the front seat declaring,

“Snow on this boot YUCKY. Snow on my other boot yummy.”

I guess we should be more clear about when, where, and how a person can eat snow when the benefits are being presented to a toddler.


Ella is sitting on the toilet in the bathroom, SO proud of the fact she just pottied successfully in it. She peeks inside and shrieks,

“Mama! I make YELLOW potty!”

Without missing a beat, she askes,

“Will it be purple next time?”


Sitting in  my rocking chair, I’m nursing Miles and singing softly as we are all winding down for bedtime. From the floor at my feet, where she is snuggling with babies, Ella looks up at me and whispers,

“I luff you, Mama”.

It was the first time she ever spoke those words to me.


4 Responses to “Moments From My Days”

  1. mrssoup January 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Oh man, tears. She luffs you!

    • Dallas Ann January 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

      I was a complete mushy puddle after that.

  2. Ellen January 28, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Ella is a love! Too bad you didn’t catch her in the act of trying to nurse Miles. A photo for posterity would have been priceless.

    I used to tell the girls that mommy nummies were vanilla (white) milk and daddy nummies were chocolate milk. This was when they were nursing toddlers. I never did get them convinced to go and try daddy milk. I guess they didn’t believe me. 🙂

    • Dallas Ann January 29, 2010 at 8:39 am #

      Ellen, that’s too funny about the milk!!!

      I really wish I had gotten a picture. It would have been perfect for the high school graduation slide show!

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