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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Through a Child's Eyes

The way in which my son sees and interprets the world around him is a continual source of entertainment, amazement, and at times, even a bit of frustration for me. There are moments when he asks for something and I am proudly the only one in the room that can deliver. However, there are also instances when I do not have even the slightest clue what he is talking about.

Let's play a little game today. How many of the following items can you correctly identify? If you get at least one right, then you are doing much better than me....

Answer: The sandwich yogart. I learned this lesson while standing in the dairy section of the grocery store. Giancarlo kept repeating, "Mama, it's right there. The sandwich yogart." Finally, tired of how long I was taking, he decided that he would simply "showed me" himself.

Answer: Hearts. If you chose the logical "lily pad" answer, then you should probably re-think your game strategy at this point.


Answer: The Easter Bunny.

This is undoutedly my fault. In order to put our Christmas decorations away without my son mourning the loss of both our tree and Santa Claus, I told him that we could now start looking forward to the Easter Bunny. What I did not anticipate was how strongly Giancarlo would take ahold of this idea. We now see the Easter Bunny wherever we go. Not only is he is on the label of the Nestle Nesquik container at the grocery store, but, according to Giancarlo, the Bunnyman also called our house the other day and left a message on the answering machine.


When folding the laundry, Giancarlo turned to me and asked what this is for. Honestly, I stared at him for a few minutes and then said that it is Mama's shirt. This was not the answer he was looking for. Instead, Giancarlo informed me that this is what I use to cover my "belly butt."

-Francesca
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69 comments:

Cammie said...

that is hysterical. Pierce calls bra's my boob holders

Vodka Mom said...

classic!!!

I gave you a shout out in my post today.

xoxox

Monica said...

I love the new look! Belly butt reminds me of my third son. He used to call belly buttons dewey butts.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a hoot! And I'm not sure but I don't think "belly butt" is meant to be a flattering term! :)

Willow Tree said...

Good luck with the bunnyman! I almost never telling my kiddos what's coming up next until we're practically there... otherwise it goes like this, "now mom? When mom? Today? Now? When? Pleeeeeeeease Mom."

I LOVE 3BBC's new face lift; really classy my friend!

I'm going to go buy some sandwich yogurt now. Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, Carolynn

Nadine said...

Hahaha! That's too funny!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is so funny. Once they show you what they are referring to, the light bulb moment happens and I wonder why I didn't get it at first.
I totally got the sandwich yougart...you must not have been looking hard enough...LOL
Butt Belly..."cracking" up over here. Too hysterical.
Great post!
Mimi

Lori said...

Love the header!!!

When I read "belly butt," I was immediately reminded of my tummy, oh, about 6 months after the twins were born. Without getting too graphic, I'll just say that my post-twin belly really did resemble a rear end.

So, G, your mother must have abs that still resemble abs, otherwise, she may have cried at "belly butt!"

Omah's Helping Hands said...

How precious! From the mouths of babes, never tire of it. Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face this morning.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh yes, I love their version of things, sometimes better than the logical ones. Hysterical. And nice bras!!!

Brooke said...

That is freaking hilarious! My kids are constantly asking what those "things" are and what is the name of the thing that holds them? Love the easter bunny. How cute.

sandy said...

Ha! I love it! Kids are so darn funny:0)

Jillene said...

BWWHAHAHAHAHA!! Belly butt!! My 3 year old is obsessed with my boobs. She is always trying to touch them and nw her new favorite is to bounce her fingers on them and say really loudly that they bounce just like the trampoline!! She calls my bras--the boob holders.

Jo said...

I failed the test miserably. I didn't get even one of them right!
Dixon?? We used to go the Dixon May Fair! My sister won the dance contest there one year when we were very young. I have the best memories of my growing up years in Winters, it was an awesome place to be a kid.

Meg said...

This is brilliant! I love this kid!

Mmmm....sandwich yogurt.

The Thompson's said...

OMG!! That was HI LAR IOUS!! I love the things kids say. I guess thats whay I blog about it so much. And yes I did delurk the one and all mighty MckMama. I was a bit surprised myself.

So glad you FINALLY decided to follow.:) LOL JK. Seriously, you have been following for a while now and I have considered you a friend for quite some time as well. So Im not sure the follow thing really means that much here, but I am still super glad you decided to make it public!! First MckMama and now you? Are you kidding me? My world could not be any better!! :)

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Kimmy said...

That is hilarious!!! I love the last one for sure..lol!

Oh, and that yummy sandwich yogurt..:o) One of my favs!!!

Susan said...

How sweet - what a little smartie you have on your hands there, seriously! I'm with you on loving the totally different way kids see things. I wish they'd never lose that ability ...

Tia said...

He is really funny! Out of the mouth of babes, right! You have a new follower as well!

Helene said...

Oh I totally failed the test miserably!! Isn't it funny the names kids give things that we would never even dream of?? This was such an adorable post, esp the part about the bra!!

I actually keep my camera and my Flip video camera on the kitchen counter so I always know where it is and I grab it in a second's notice. And what's really bad is that the kids have started grabbing for it when something funny happens and they say "take a picture/video for your log on the computer"! They keep insisting it's a "log", not a "blog" b/c apparently "blog" is a wierd word to them.

Thanks for adding yourself to my follow list. I'm gonna add myself to yours too and I'm adding you to my blog roll on my sidebar!

Sabrina said...

Your son and I would so be BFFs...
I see the Easter Bunny everywhere too!!!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

My kids somehow confused a bra with my actual breasts - which is difficult to explain in public: "Mom, are you getting new breasts today?" "Mom, do you have your breasts on right now?"

I wish they had had such cute misunderstandings as 'hearts' and 'sandwich yogurt.'

Sigh.

(Hey, thanks for following! Love you guys too :D)

Stesha said...

Am I at the right house? Something around here looks different.

Maybe Francesca forgot to pay the mortgage. She was looking at a new purse last week.

Any who. I will figure it out later. I left my calling card on your sidebar.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

dede said...

I am torn between the belly butt and the easter bunny - both classic! My baby calls boobs "beans" - I wonder what he would call my bra???

love the new header too - I grew up near the city - miss it!

Kailey said...

That is funny. Sounds like I'm going to have a hard time communicating with my kids when I have them. I do remember when I was babysitting, I used to say "Show me what you're asking for" a lot!

Counselormama said...

I like the new changes, I know about these kid things, when it rains Anthony asks me if I have the "galella." His word for umbrella.

Jo said...

You and Keri inspired me for my post today. Your lame present for doing so is a shout out! If I had money I would pay you, but this will have to do.

MEGAN said...

Oh my gosh- that just made me laugh so hard! Hilarious!!!

Kristina P. said...

To see through the eyes of kids.

rachel said...

Hilarious post! I remember my son hugging me and asking what that strap thing on my back was- I so did not want to have that conversation right then :) And my daughter has been crying that she wants to sing the pepe' song (WHAT???) I kept singing songs, but nothing was right. Then one day I sang 'Jesus wants me for a sunbeam' and she screams pepe'song!!
Go figure...

Erin said...

I love seeing things through kids' eyes! They come up with the most creative things.

The Johnson 5 said...

Wait until they ask you about those WONDERFUL items in the bathroom.

My oldset son walked in one time and went out screaming to my husband, call 911 mommie is bleeding from her HINEY!!

I nearly fell down laughing :)

Thanks for becoming a follower!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

He is hilarious! And clearly very bright!(unlike me who can't even spell the word verifier word half the time)

blueviolet said...

You are completely hysterical! And you're raising another one just like you. This pleases me.

That Girl in Brazil said...

Most Hilarious Thing Ever To Come Out of a Kid's Mouth.

Award - right there.

Kendra ;) said...

I love that you told him it was a shirt...but I love it even more the he said belly butt! :) Now I am following you too! YAY!

Deb said...

1. Sometime I'll have to do a post about Deb Jr.'s various names for different cheeses. I have no idea how they come up with this stuff! I love the sandwich yogurt.

2. Thanks for following me...I'm following you, too!

Lara said...

Belly butt. That is priceless!

My 2 year old always gets excited when we pass bra displays in the store and she says, "Dat's yours, mom! Dat's yours!"

KGW said...

LOL at the "belly butt"! I was close w/ the Nesquick...I guessed Chocolate Bugs Bunny.

heidi said...

That gave nme a good chuckle - a belly butt. :-) Thanks for stopping by and becomming a follower!

pam said...

I am looking forward to the Easter Bunny as well!!

Mama Zen said...

Sandwich yogurt cracks me up! I would never have figured that one out!

Lana said...

Ha ha! For the longest time, my son kept calling "nipples" "pimples". So he called my bra "Mommy's pimple protecter"!!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

That's funny!
I like the heart lilies. :)

Nana said...

Kids are so funny!! My daughter decided she couldn't let her then 4 yr. old shower w/ her anymore when he said "Ooooh mommy I like your long jiggly boobies." I think she needed a better belly butt holder. I won't let the kid near me. Naked that is.

Mainly a midwife said...

Belly butt. That's hilarious!

Peaches said...

SO FUNNY!!

Clayton kept saying "I pay John McCain" and we couldn't figure out WTH he was saying!! He actually meant "I play Thomas the Train."

Love the new look!

PEACHES

A Week In The Life Of A Redhead said...

Hmmmm ... my son just thinks all my bras are gross ... just becuase he is a teenage boy seeing something I wear under my clothes. His comments usually are something like, "Gawd, I'm [insert eating, watching TV, gaming here] I don't wnat to have to see THAT!" Usually it's just a pile of laundry fresh from the dryer that just happens to have half a bra cup hanging out.
Ahhh just wait as the teenage years unfold...

tara @ kidz said...

Belly but? Are you serious? I had to do a kegel to keep from getting my panties wet with that one.

TuTu's Bliss said...

I've been your stalker I mean follower for a bit so I was really excited to have you follow along with me! Hugs, Jen

Hysterical post BTW

Rachel said...

Another hilarious post as always!!! I think language development is so interesting and can't wait for Abigail to really start talking! The bras to cover your "belly butt" is the best! That G is a funny guy, not to mention a super cute guy. :)

Brooks said...

too funny! my girls started drinking yogurt through a straw! They think they are drinking shakes and they are super cool!

Of course I missed you! Love the new layout and glad that you are back!

Contest Chris said...

Hilarious!

TrueLoveIsaMama said...

Thank god you have this blog to document his creative use of language!! These are the things that make them sooo cute!!

Debbie said...

Oh my word. The belly butt. That's priceless.
Nice new blog look, btw.

Wildwood Mama said...

Francesca! That is so awesomely funny, you made me do the bark-laugh :))
Missed you over the holidays...glad we're back in touch!

Vanessa said...

Out of the mouths of babes...

Tiffany said...

Hmmm... I think I have that same lack of translation going on at my house. Who decided to pop into my kiddo's brain and rewrite his vocabulary? I try soo hard to make sure he has all the right words and descriptions only to hear it muttered back to me as if he were speaking pig latin. Makes me wonder if wearing my bra on his head while we're folding laundry is warping him in some small way. :) Good stuff, girl!

Thanks for stopping by our blog. We seriously need to consider giving "huggie" award boy a style makeover. He's a bit to serial killer chic for my taste, too. :)

Glad you added my blog to your read list but I have to admit, I'm a dork, I don't quite know what that means! Sounds good tho! HAHA!!

Tiff
The Boren Life

Melissa said...

I love this post! That is so funny! I Love hearing all the things little ones come up with.

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MoziEsmé said...

That belly butt is hilarious! And I've just been smiling over how Esme calls ballerina dolls "Mommy" - I think I've got some more great years of child interpretations ahead...

Abra said...

Absolutely hilarious!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Belly Butt Covers! Love it!

By the way, it was four loaves! ;o)

seriously? said...

I can't tell you how many times I have thought about the new word "belly butt". Kids minds are so innocent and sweet and unbelievably honest. I might add that your new belly butt holders look fantastic. I'm just keepin it real for ya....

I will take you up on the e-mail and I will figure out the blog carnival. It sounds so fun and I really do hope there is cotton candy there somewhere. :)

PS...the word that I am to type in my word verification box is whora...what the heck is that?

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Love your new header!
Your little boy cracks me up. I never would have found the sandwich yogurt. Good thing you had an expert with you when you went grocery shopping!
Thanks so much for following. I love that little pic of the bridge that now adorns my blog. :)

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Hi Francesca! Thanks for visiting. I always love hearing from you. Yes, I started a new blog. You can see it here: http://thementallyill.blogspot.com/
It deals with menatl illnesses. It's a subject very dear to my heart. Mainly a support system and information spot on some of the disorders.
Have a great week!
Tammy

Melissa said...

Belly Butt?! I love it!! Kids are so fun :)
My youngest came in one day as I was getting out of the shower. She looked at me and started to laugh. I asked her what was so funny (which I NOW know was a mistake) and she responded, "Your body is all jiggly like jelly." Sigh. I can laugh about it now, but at the time I vowed never to eat again ;)

Tiffany said...

I LOVE THIS POST!
Giancarlo and Reagan would get along GREAT! His belly butt reference to bras and her booby reference to my zit could go hand in hand! You should check out my post called "It's Just A Bump!" to see for yourself!

Heather of the EO said...

Your belly butt. That is the BEST! I can't stop laughing...