I am tickled pink that I have developed a bit of an international following - it's so cool to see that people are reading this blog in so many countries! I'm not sure what time of day it is where you are reading this, but here at my house it's 5am and I have been up for a loooong time with my son, Knolan, who is currently sick with a cold and sprouting teeth like it's going out of style. Knolan doesn't get a lot of mention on this blog, but I'm going to try to find some way to share some stories about him that will be interesting for all... he really is a cutie!
Anyway, I find myself up in the middle of the night, not able to sleep because Knolan is up every 20 minutes or so crying, so I figured I'd might as well try to blog since it's easy to do with the lights out and in bed! So... I've got some more Kaycie Sez, but since I've been leaning on the Kaycie-isms quite a bit lately, I'll first share one story with you about our little Knolan:
The other day I was in our kitchen unloading/loading the dishwasher. Ken had just left for work, Kaycie was watching a Yo Gabba Gabba episode on YouTube, and Knolan was in his Einstein. An "Einstein" is what we call the activity-centre-thinger that Knolan sits in sometimes, and we call it that because it's made by Baby Einstein (and that's what our friend Tracey calls it - works for us!). Here is what it looks like:
Now, the Einstein is generally on the opposite side of the kitchen to the table where the laptop sits. When the kids are crazy and I need to get something done, a Yo Gabba Gabba episode works as a short distraction for Kaycie, and Knolan will last about the same amount of time in the Einstein.
So.... I was working away, getting lost in the seductive and glamourous world of dishes and kitchen cleaning, when I looked over and Knolan was no longer in his Einstein on the far side of the kitchen... he was in the Einstein right beside his sister watching Yo Gabba Gabba with great interest! I thought I was losing it. I asked Kaycie if she had moved Knolan, and she insisted she hadn't. I called Ken and asked him if he'd moved Knolan before he left the house, and he was just as baffled as I was. Then I looked over and saw Knolan grunting and pushing with his legs and saw the whole Einstein move another 2 inches closer to Kaycie.
All I can say is Holy Leg Power, Batman!
I can barely move that thing around! It's got rubber, non-slip grippers on the bottom and it has a steel frame - it's not exactly in the light weight category. I guess our little Knolly Poly reeealllly wanted to see what his sister was doing. :-)
Anyway, it seems as though Knolan has finally fallen asleep, but my husband is now awake and can't sleep through my key clicking, so I will sign off and leave you with our daughter's latest comedy stylings. Ciao!
When I lost my cool a bit with Kaycie over something, she got right up in my face, put one hand on her hip and the other hand gently held my cheek and she said: "Mommy, you are gorgeous and furious."
When I told her we had to go put a letter in the mail before we went home after school: "Mommy, my brain is not full because my stomach is not full, so we need to go home right away and put food in my tummy so that my brain will be full. And by the way, my brain fills up starting at the legs."
When I told her that we needed to hurry and finish lunch because Daddy was "working his butt off" cleaning upstairs and that we needed to go and help him: "Daddy can't work his butt off! If he worked his butt off he would have a bloody butt and that's not good."
When suggested that she clean up all of her memory game pieces and that when she was done tidying up, we would make some popcorn for a snack and watch a movie together: "Welllll... I have a great idea. Why don't you and Daddy make some popcorn for me and put on a movie for me and then I can watch the movie while YOU clean up my toys! Isn't that a great idea?!"