Thursday, June 28, 2012

Proud Mommy Moments: Toddler Humor

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My house is not really a quiet house.  Not only do I have three little kids- but we all enjoy life.  Lots of jokes, lots of silliness and well just sometimes pure chaos.

On Monday we decided to brave the heat and head to the park.  The kids rode their bikes and I pushed Ryder in his little push bike.  When we got to the park Ryder ran right for the little swings- after just a few pushes he was ready for something else.  He headed to the little playground where another little boy- who was 4 (as we later found out) was playing.
"Hi Baby" Ryder said to the boy.
"I'm not a baby, I am 4!" The boy declared.
"He just calls every little kid baby- so he doesn't think you are a baby that is just what he calls little kids." I explained to the boy.
"Why does he do that?" he questioned.
"Probably because everyone still calls him a baby so that is just what he is used to hearing."

He accepted this and went off and played.

Later that night at dinner as we all sat around the table; I was recounting this story to Eric.
"Why doesn't he call me baby then?" Alex questioned; as he has never once called her baby.
"He knows your name and so just calls you Alex." Eric explained.
"Ryder can you say Alex?" Alex prompted Ryder.

Ryder paused, looked at Alex with a twinkle in her eye "baby Alex" he said and then laughed and laughed.

Eric and I looked at each other shocked-- Ryder clearly understood exactly what he was doing.

And for your enjoyment- a video I took right after the fact- only 30 seconds and totally cute

What is your PMM this week?


  1. Too funny! He's your little class clown, isn't he? That video was too cute.

  2. In a former life, before we had kids...the apartment manager's baby called every cat "emmit" as their cat was named "Emmit." Huge Cowboys fans. I digress.

    Cute!!! Way cute. :)

  3. That was a really fun story. Clever little guy! And such a cute video. So excited to see you guys again!

  4. Oh my gosh, he's getting a sense of humor already. What a funny little one!

  5. Hahaha!!! He TOTALLY knows what he's doing...and is so cute doing it!

  6. TOoooooo cute!!! I just wanna squeeze him!

  7. They are totally gorgeous "babies!" Love the video too x

  8. Oh yes, I think they are so much smarter than we give them credit for. So cute!!!

  9. Wow!!! What a little smarty you have! And that video... most adorable kids ever!!!


  10. Ryder's laugh kills me! What a cutie!!! How smart is he calling her baby Alyx, too. ;o)

  11. Woah...sorry...Alex. Not sure how that 'y' got in there!

  12. That put a smile on my face! I nominated you for The Sunshine Award. Check it out at

  13. That is just adorable. Such sweet children. I love Ryder's sweet little giggle. Such a great age!

  14. The video is absolutely adorable! Alex's voice is super cute!

  15. That is so funny! Crazy how much the kids pick up on when you that we don't realize. And such a cute video. I love that he is the center of attention and everyone is clamoring for him. Everyone being your kids. He is very loved it is evident.

  16. It's crazy how much kids pick up on. So cute!