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Laughing All the Way!

November 29, 2010

A few outtakes from the mouth of Hana Kate:

We set up the Christmas tree last night with lights, but no ornaments. Hana Kate asked this morning, “Mommy, are we going to put some penguins on the Christmas tree? And maybe some other ingredients.” (For the last year, she has continued to get penguins and snowmen mixed up. It is quite funny! As were the ingredients=ornaments.)

The other day, Hana Kate was in the middle of playing and turned to Daniel to say, “Daddy, I need to go potty. We’d better RUN!” Thankfully, the made it in time.

(We really could share a lot of funny potty quotes, but…) The other day, Hana Kate and I were outside raking leaves. After we’d finished, we went to go ask Daniel to come see our work. When he came out, he asked Hana Kate if she needed to go potty. Normally, she says no, but that time her response was, “Yes. I want to go on the potty tree.” Daniel told HK about the “potty tree” once while they were out far away and no real potty in sight. Well, that has (unfortunately?) held her fascination for months. She would much prefer trees. 🙂

From the backseat, while riding in the van. “Daddy, can I play with your phone?” Daniel: “Sure, just a second.” Hana Kate: “Do you want to have Keren pass it to me?” Yes, she has figured out my name, but thankfully she’s learning that she calls me Mommy.

Hana Kate heard “Jingle Bells” at some point when we were out. Apparently, she thought it was talking about her Jenga blocks (which she uses as building blocks), because later in the day I heard her singing, “Jenga blocks! Jenga blocks! Jenga blocks!”.

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  • Hannah Goodman November 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Potty tree! I love that! Be glad you don’t have boys–my three year old boy likes to pee in the backyard and “hose down” the fence. o_O Thankfully, we have a really tall privacy fence, and he’s shown no signs of wanting to do this anywhere else.

    Kids do pick up on names pretty easily, mostly from just listening–I think Stephen figured out my husband’s name from all the times I holler across the house for him, because that kid mimics even my “yelling” inflections: “Maa-aattt!” When he really, really wants something and his parents seem to be ignoring him, he switches from, “Mommy” and “Daddy,” to, “Mom,” and “Matt!”

    • Keren November 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Yes, the thought crossed my mind about this with boys. 🙂 I think I will have a lot to learn if we have a boy (I grew up with mostly just younger sister.)

      They can pick up on a lot of things, we’re learning! So cute about Stephen picking up your inflections. 🙂