So every parent tells other people the funny things that their kids say. Well, at least it’s funny to them. Or the people who know the kid really well. Or people who are easily amused by “kids say the darndest things” type conversations.

I am not one of those people. Yet here I am, with “the moosh says the darndest things.”

  • “MOM! There’s the biggest most awesomest toasty golden brown bug outside the window.” (Yes, toasty golden brown, like toast, or cheese, or cheese on toast. I know.)
  • (insert the moosh getting into serious trouble in public place)

***sobbing***”I WANT MY MOM.”***sobbing***

“I am your mom”

*blank stare from the moosh*

She buries her face in a chair and sobs even harder.

  • “Hey, can we get a baby brother while we’re here?” (said in the textiles aisle of TJ Maxx.)
  • “YOU DON’T HAVE ANY OPTIONS!” the moosh’s closing line to an argument with a fellow three year old.
  • “Stop doing the lawn!” Said to the landscapers outside our window.

This afternoon I woke up from a little snoozer to this:


And the moosh screaming this:

There’s one thing no one ever tells you about parenting. You never get to be the “cool” character. You always have to be the witch or the evil stepmother or the ugly stepsister or the horse. What I wouldn’t give to play Cinderella one last time. (Dude, I’m not even allowed to like Cinderella because Cinderella IS HER FAVORITE.)

My life is rarely ever boring.

Gah. Love. Her.

Whatever do you mean we have an integrated web cam?

Especially now that I know that little black square up there is a webcam. Who knew?


  1. You guys are just too cute.

    midwestmommys last blog post..I am not mean on purpose…ok maybe just a little.

  2. LURVE. And that little tiny shoe! What on earth?! BEAUTIMOUS. Let’s talk about how you’re not allowed to be Cinderella.

    My little nephew was talking about how much HE wanted to go to the park.

    Went something like so:

    Viktor: “I want to go to the park!”
    Me: “No! I want to go to the park!”
    Viktor: “NO!!! I WANT TO GO TO THE PARK!!”
    Me: “Well, can’t I go to the park with you? I really want to go to the park!”
    Viktor: “OH F*** off!”

    Truly. My stepmom heard it. I think she almost pooed. Love toddlerisms.

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  3. I love those shoes! I wonder if Target has them in my size? You think?

  4. Something about the things kids say makes my bladder leak worse than when I was pregnant.

    “You can come with me, cause you’re my favorite driver.”

    *bending over* “Hey, Fireman Mommy!”


    “I need your help over here.”

    “What do you need?”

    “Can you please pull this toot outta my butt?”

    Antonettes last blog post..Happy Birthday Mom

  5. I totally bought a flamingo pink computer yesterday with a webcam. I’m thinking we’re going to need to have some webcam fun in the upcoming future.

    And about the Moosh? I have a terrible hunch she’s going to be very much so like her dad.

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  6. Lisa in TX says:

    My not-quite-four-year-old daughter knows how to open Daddy’s computer, find and click on the photobooth icon, and take an untold number of pictures of herself. He regularly comes home to find another 50 variations on some silly face or pose. Sometimes they’re of her brother. Sometimes it’s even the cat.

  7. Lisa in TX says:

    (it’s a laptop, and we’ve got one of those black squares, too)

  8. When I see that little shoe on that big foot (ew), I think “FEE FIE FOE FUM!”

    I can’t wait for Maddie to talk. She’s my kid, so craaaaaazy stuff is sure to come out of her mouth.

    Heathers last blog post..153 Holes in my Heart

  9. I really think you both are too adorable for words.

  10. Well, at least you’re a sister and not the evil step-mama. And that shoe is the most beautificus thing EVER, and you can tell Moosh we all love it. Oh, last thing, either you photoshopped the crap out of it or you have the softest looking feet ever. Jealous!

    Anissa @ Hope4Peytons last blog post..The day that changed EVERYTHING

  11. The shoe is TOTALLY You! I think you should get some in your size.

    And I have the little black webcam too but am afraid to figure out how to use it.

    Reeses last blog post..Fuzzy Biscuit

  12. She is just toooo adorable!

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  13. Those are the kinds of kid comments that ANYONE can appreciate. Keep writing them down. Believe it or not, you forget them.

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  14. Anissa-Nope no Photoshop. I have foot issues. I treat them like royalty. I danced for over a dozen years and need to make it up to them.
    I use True Blue Spa “Toe the Line” scrub with a pumice and I put TBS’s “Heel of Approval” cream on every night.

  15. What randomly comes out of our children’s mouths is either our payday or punishment for being their parent.

    …lately, laughing has been my paycheck.

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  16. Ok, I was seriously loving those shoes until I scrolled down and saw the extra piggies hanging out (Oh,and the rhinestone). But otherwise…adorable!

    Sarah @ Ordinary Dayss last blog post..Hot Mama Revolution: Jazzing Up The Ordinary

  17. Well, I’m not so sure it’s BOTH parents who can’t be the “cool” characters, but certainly mommies get a bad rep. When my daughter was younger, she use to assign us characters from Winnie the Pooh. My husband was always the lovable bear, stuffed with fluff. Me? Rabbit! The grumpy, obsessed-with-order grouch of the bunch. Nice.

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  18. So the first two times we blogged about the same stuff on the same day, I just thought it was coincidence. Now for the third time it’s happened. I just blogged my first conversation with my clever young one. I think there is some kind of wierd telepathogging going on. Maybe you could do a seminar about that at Blogher. (insert twilight-zone type music here)

  19. TOO cute!

    I always enjoy when my three year old screams, as I take him away from something he’s enjoying, so that everyone looks at me and thinks I’m kidnapping him or something!!

    Alisons last blog post..Saturday Sundries

  20. i love mooshisms. she’s awesome.

    and ps. sometimes i try to sell my son at TJ Maxx…so you *might* get lucky one day!

    alis last blog with Emily…*sigh*

  21. Haha love it.

    My favourite is
    “I am your mom”
    *blank stare from the moosh*

    Missys last blog post..Six Random Things: The Night Before

  22. No way. A webcam? Are you sure? Cuz I need to know how to disable it right this minute!!!

  23. my mom’s favorite thing that i said when i was little is…

    (me, age 4, making blueberry muffins from a mix)
    “look mom, it comes already assembled!”

    the moosh is so adorable i can’t even stand it.

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  24. The Mooshisms are too funny! I love listening to what the little ones can come up with. I love the teeny tiny pretty shoe too 🙂 I have 2 boys so the only dress up I get to play is Spiderman…

    Nicoles last blog post..Summer Sleep-In

  25. I can’t believe TJ Maxx doesn’t sell baby brothers!! They have everything else!!

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  26. Love the curlies. What a cutie!

    manager moms last blog post..Suck On This, Dilbert

  27. “Drizella!!!” My oh my, but that was a funny thing to read. Thanks for the laugh.

    Camilles last blog post..My Year in Review: Happy Birthday, Little Blog!

  28. Wow, the Moosh kinda made me want to eat a bug she made them sound so delectable.

    Oh and those curls are to die for!

  29. I hope the moosh doesn’t mind that I might just steal her mooshism of “toasty” It’s the perfect description of a brown bug. She’s gonna be a writer!

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  30. Don’t even get me started on the roles I’m forced to play – if I have to be “the bad baby” again, I’m gonna scream.

    motherbumpers last blog post..what red, white, and scared all over?

  31. New blog look? Come on, I don’t handle change well. But it looks good, at any rate.

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  32. Oh just wait. I have to be a fairy, or a unicorn, or watch my son play with cars until my eyes bleed! It only gets better with time. 🙂

    Kristins last blog post..Post Vacation Letdown

  33. I hope my hypothetical children are at least half as cool as the moosh! 🙂
    P.S. Thanks for the comment last week. You made my day!

    Tylers last blog post..How much does the receptionist know?

  34. Oh heavens! Don’t ever look at my feet, Casey!! I like the new look of the site! And you can take pictures from a web cam?? I need to look into this.

    Toast 2 Moms last blog post..Mommy Gets a Mani

  35. AAAAAGGGHHHHH! For a second I thought I was on the wrong page! I don’t know how I feel about the change AAACK! Breathe, breathe… ok, I’ll be alright.

    Reeses last blog post..Fuzzy Biscuit

  36. Love your new look!!!! It looks so professional!

    erins last blog post..The Fly Hunter

  37. Ha ha ha! I am so teaching Elliot how to say “You don’t have any options!” That was awesome. And I’m a wicked stepmother too! Maybe we can form some sort of club.

    And I LOVE the new site design. Pretty impressive from the girl I remember hyperventilating over her self-hosting last year. You rule, girl.

    andis last blog post..Oh right, I have a blog

  38. ROFL Those are the funniest mooshisms I’ve read! I laughed at all of them! Your Moosh is hilarious!!

    Rheas last blog post..Overheard

  39. i just lurve the both of you!!!

    these are some seriously great mooshisms!

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  40. I love these photos….so sweet and happy.

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