My son has never been a solid sleeper. Lately, he has also taken up the toddler/preschooler art of stalling at bedtime.
The other day as I tucked him into bed he told me, “Don’t like my bed…It’s too rusty.”
His bed is wood – I’m assuming he chose the word rusty because it’s brown. When I pointed out the fact that his bed is wooden and not “rusty,” he said, “Don’t want a wood bed. I want a p’astic (plastic) one!”
I got a kick out of that one, and thought all the funny was done for the night.
But it got even better.
His eyelids were growing heavy as I sang his lullaby. That’s when he started poking my arm.
” ‘uubies,” he said, a slight smile on his face.
I probably shouldn’t have said anything, but I acknowledged him and told him, “Rubies are a red stone.”
“No,” he laughed. “Boobies. You have boobies.”
“Yes,” I said and returned to singing. Of course, by then he was starting to get his second wind.
“Where are they?” he asked.
I told them they were under my shirt, to which he said he wanted to see them.
Yes, I should have ignored ‘uubies from the start….
But, then I had to ask him why he wanted to see them… To which he replied, “I love boobies!”
I admit it, I had to lay my head down on the bed so he wouldn’t see me laughing.
What funny things have your little ones said at bedtime?
Melissa @ Completely Eclipsed says
Kids really are hilarious, especially at bedtime when they’re trying to desperately stall going to bed no matter how tired they are. My 3 year old daughter told me tonight that she couldn’t go to sleep until she put a spell on her room to keep the monsters away. This spell must have been 10 minutes long and in a language no one understands.
Stopping by from SITS
I love that! So far my daughter hasn’t come up with that… She is so into fairies and princesses, it can’t be far away!
I can honestly say I don’t think I have gotten anything as funny as that at bedtime! One time Ash told me that I wrinkles on my hands that made them look my mom’s. I took it as something sweet until she said she wanted my hands to look smooth like hers.
LOL – Sometimes they don’t realize just how what they say is going to affect us. My daughter loves to point out that my elbows aren’t as smooth as hers.
Got to love 3 yr. olds! (And fellow Ohio mom bloggers!)
Too cute! I have had to hide my face a time or two for giggling when I shouldn’t!
Oh yes, can’t let them see you laugh or they will just keep doing it! (Definitely don’t need him saying that again in front of Grandma and Grandpa!)
Angie Nelson says
Too funny. Happy SITS Day, OneMommy. Have a great day!
Emily @ TheBusyMomsDiet.com says
I love posts about funny things kids say! Your son is adorbs 🙂 Happy SITS Day.
Yes, I just love hearing what comes out of their mouths sometimes! 🙂
another jennifer says
We went through a period where my youngest was obsessed with my boobs. We finally had to sit down and have a talk!
Happy SITS Day!
That is so funny!! My 3 year old says the darnest things at bedtime as well, its like they are little lawyers trying to talk themselves out of a sleep sentence! haha
I never thought of it that way — love the comparison to a lawyer! 🙂
Too cute! I love these moments! happy SITS day.
I seem to miss writing so many of them down, the ones I do are so fun to read through again and just smile!
Off to read your latest post!
Ashley Ellis says
My son refers to mine as “the bumps.” My husband thinks this is a laugh riot. Happy SITS Day!
The “bumps” — love that!
Sheila Skillingstead says
So cute and so literal children can be. Definitely there are times to change the subject or ignore what you think they said. Nice Post. Enjoy your SITS Day.
Rabia @ TheLiebers says
My son (3.5 at the time) was afraid of the night light in his room. I posted it here: http://theliebers.blogspot.com/2010/12/whos-afraid-of-big-bad-wolf.html
I was just hopping over to your blog, and then I saw this link — off to read your post!
Why do they always have to say the cutest stuff that cracks us up at the time we are trying to be serious and stand our ground! I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to turn my head away to shield them from laughter!
Yes! It’s like they just know the moments to bring on the funny!
Always at bedtime!
When my son was about 4, I was putting him to bed and cuddling up with him when I said, “I love spooning you!”
“What’s spooning?” he asked.
“Spooning is when two people lay one behind the other, and tuck in really close…like spoons in the kitchen drawer.”
He thought for a moment and queried,”Do people do forking in bed, too?”
He’s nine now. I still can’t think of that story without laughing out loud. Can’t wait till he’s old enough to share it (embarrass it) with him.
Have a fab day!
Oh my goodness, I love that! Do they fork too? So funny!!
Hahaha! It always amazes me, the things that come out of their little mouths! My daughter comes up with some real beauties too. That’s the great thing about having a blog though. We can blog about it and then look back later for a good laugh. 😉
Oh, yes, that is one reason I started the blog! I figured I’d always have material! LOL.
Mo @ The Baby Is Fine says
hilarious! just wait till he is a teenager and you can tease him with his lifelong love of boobies 🙂
Oh, I plan on using it, trust me! 🙂
Twingle Mommy says
I wouldn’t have nearly as much material for my blog without the crazy and funny things my kids say.
LOL — have to agree! LIfe with out them would be boring, so would my blog!
Danielle @ The Growing Foodie says
HAHAHA. I laughed out loud!! Is it sad that my boyfriend could be known for saying the same thing? Once a boy, always a boy I guess 🙂 Happy SITS day!
Oh, I am pretty sure boys don’t grow up…. They just get taller and their toys are more expensive….
Jill of PJgamers says
At bedtime, my kids are too tired to clean up and too hungry/thirsty to go to bed. My parents love telling everyone that my first sentence was, “no na-na” (no night-night)! Yes, it still fits :p
Love that first sentence!
So cute! I love the quirky little things that kids say. I try and write them down (or blog about them) so I can remember them when they are older! Happy SITS day! 🙂
Yes, I try to write down the best ones!
Stephanie @ Babe's Rockin' Mami says
haha, my son has told me that before too! Kids are so silly!!
They do say the funniest things!
Jean Lynd says
My 4 yr old daughter just said the other day, “Mom, not everybody knows everybody. But I know me…and everybody knows me!”
Happy SITS day, late!
Love that! 🙂
Kate @ Songs Kate Sang says
Happy SITS day! I love the funny things they say! I truly wish I had been blogging when they were smaller and I had some of it written down!
Haha, cute. My son is 5, but when I put him to bed I always say night night don’t let the bed bugs bite. Well, every night he replies back with some other wacky thing. Don’t let the elephants bite. Don’t let the bananas bite. Ahhh, silly little monkeys ;). Happy belated SITS day.
LOL– yes, silly little monkeys!