Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Conversations with Liam

It really doesn't seem like that long ago that Liam's only word was "Ada" for Daddy.  But a lot has changed.  Since he moved to the preschool aged program at daycare this summer, his language has exploded.  And although I miss the toddler talk days when I was "Nonny" instead of Mommy and before bed he said "Lu Lue" for I love you, it is so much fun and (often funny) to have real conversations with my boy!

Some of these conversation just need to be recorded forever!!

While driving in the truck . . . 
Liam: "Mommy, what is this road called?"
Me: "Prince of Wales Drive."
Liam: "Is the prince of wales a whale?"

While out with Grandma on Remembrance Day . . . 
Liam: "Gabba, what's that?" (pointing to her poppy)
Grandma: "It's a poppy."
Liam: "Why?"
Grandma: "Because it is Remembrance Day.  It's to honour all the men and women who were in the wars.
Liam: "And the Dinosaurs?"

At bedtime . . . 
Liam: "I love my blankie.  Where did you buy it?"
Me: "Your Grandma L made it for you."
Liam: "Why?"
Me: "Because you were a little baby and needed a blankie to sleep with.  She made two, one for your bed at home and one for daycare."
Liam: "I don't have a blankie to sleep with at preschool anymore."
Me: "Why not?"
Liam: "It's broken." (looking very sad and disappointed)
Me: "What do you mean it's broken?"
Liam: "I don't know.  It's just broken."
Me: "What happened to it?"
Liam: "Sometimes blankies just break." (getting sadder with every word)
Me: "Do you want mommy to talk to Terri tomorrow and find out why your blankie is broken?"
Liam: "Yes.  And dragon too."  (dragon is his sleep toy)
Me: "OK, I will talk to Terri in the morning."
Liam: "Thank you Mommy." (big smile and hug)
**I did talk to Terri the next morning at drop off, Liam's blankie and dragon are both completely fine and he sleeps with both every day.  I have no idea where this conversation came from, but it was cute!

In the bath . . . (This one may get me some spam comments, but it is too funny not to share!)
Liam: making a funny groaning noise
Me: "What are you doing?"
Liam: "Just this." (he was holding his penis up and poking his testicles.
Me: "Why are you doing that?"
Liam: "Because.  Mommy, what is this?"
Me: "Umm, your testicles."
Liam: "I don't like it, please take it off, mommy."
Me: "Pardon?"
Liam: "I don't like it.  Please take it off."
Me: "I can't take it off, it is part of you."
Liam: "Why?"
Me: "It just is."
Liam: Silently continues to explore, then after a minute looks at me.  "Mommy, I think it's just dry skin. I think it will go away by itself."

Stay tuned for more Conversations with Liam as I am sure that there will be many more that I just have to share!


  1. Ha! I love the blankie conversation. Do kids know they're being this adorable? I think it's their secret weapon.

  2. Haha!! You really have to wonder where they come up with these things!