Ben shocks me everyday with what he can say and what he is absorbing. Kids are sponges after all, and my child is VERY porous.
On Wednesday we met some friends at a park within about a seven minutes walk from the house. When we got home I realized that the keys were not in the stroller and must have fallen out when I folded up the stroller. I told Ben the news and that we would have to walk back to the park to hunt for the keys. His response? "You gotta be kidding me."
Whenever my voice starts to raise at him insisting that he do whatever it is I am asking him to do (i.e. "Bentley get over here NOW and get your jammies on.") I have to turn my head so he doesn't see me laugh as he responds with either "calm down, mommy," or "geez, cool it, cool it."
I am constantly telling Ben that I love him, which he always responds with an "I love you too, mommy." Recently he has been initiating the I love you's, but of course says "I love you too!"
On Mother's Day my son told me one of the most heart wrenching phrases (other than his I love you too's): "I so proud of you mommy!" I'll tell you what he is so proud of me for soon. Stay tuned . . .
I love this kid so much. And he loves him some corn on the cob!