Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nuggets from Nugget

Nugget was much slower to speak than Strip. Part of the reason could be that no one can get a word in with Chatty Cathy as a big sister. He's doing much better, but his voice and inflection crack me up. At first he sounded like a caveman (I go. You play.). Now, he's doing better with full sentences, but he reminds me of a cross between Borat and the Dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Thursday, we had to run some late-afternoon errands and were making our last stop to drop off books at the library. Because the kids were cranky, I was letting them pick favorite songs. Strip picked "American Honey" Nugget rocked out to "Need you Now," then back to Strip with "Perfect Day." When Strip's song was over, Nugget wanted to sing "Our kind of Love," but Strip was done.

Strip: Let's just not listen to music.
Me: No, you picked 2 songs, now it's Nugget's turn to pick a song.
Strip: I just want quiet. I don't want to hear music.
Nugget: Maybe? You don't like music? You can get our of this car.

I almost ran off the road I was laughing so hard. AND, it made Strip giggle and forget that she was cranky pants, at least for a minute.

Then, yesterday, we were running late afternoon errands again because I was meeting 2 different craigs list people. The first one was after we had been at the museum, and I got the kids a giant cookie to split. They ate the cookie on the way to Costco, but Nugget was falling asleep during the 20 minute drive. I grabbed a bottle of water and handed it to him to drink. After chugging 1/3 of the bottle, he was perking up a little, but not totally awake. Strip and I were singing really loudly in an attempt to keep him up.

Out of nowhere, we hear a giant BUUUUUUURRRRRRRRPPPPPPP.

Me: Excuse you, Nugget!
Nugget: Oh. That one taste like chocolate. It was delicious.

Oh boys will be boys, even if they're only three and are falling asleep.

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