Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nice Mommy

One day this week, Dylan was sitting on my lap facing me, and I was asking him, "Where's my nose? Where's my ears?" Each time, he pointed, until I said, "Where are my cheeks?" He basically slapped my cheeks, and I said, "Ow! Dylan! That's not nice! You have to be nice to Mommy!" He looked at me, real serious, then stroked my cheek, like he was petting the cat, and said in the sweetest little voice ever, "Nice Mommy". Then I had to mop myself up off the floor, where I had melted into a big pile of Mommy goo. Oh, the sweetness.

Since that day, I will say, "Nice Dylan", and he will always reply "Nice Mommy", and I LOVE it. I can't get enough.

Dylan and Jim look so much alike, and have such a strong bond, that sometimes it is easy to feel a bit left out. I keep looking for ways that he is like ME.


Today Dylan was being especially, uh, toddlerish, and I was worn out. He was whining about wanting juice. "Juice! Juice! Juice!" I figured I might be willing to dispense a little of said juice IF I got something out of it. I said, "Nice Dylan", then waited. Nothing. I said, "Dylan, say Nice Mommy", and I swear he smirked before saying, "Nice Juice!"

Sweet, but Snarky - he IS my kid!


11 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Awww! You're right, he does look like Daddy (and I can totally say that, because I have a mini-hubby out here as well!) LOVE that we finally get to see a picture of you - I love your haircut!

JCK said...

Beautiful pictures, Nice Mommy.

JCK said...

And yes...haircut ROCKS!

Jonny's Mommy said...

Ah they sound so much alike, our little guys.

Jonathan has done some similar things when I've asked him to say something and he turns the tables on me.

Yeah, they are our sons all right!

Great photos and post. I have to go back and comment on your other post because my computer at home hates blogger and letting me comment on it. Argh!

Jennifer H said...

Ah, the sweetness! He's so cute. And clever. :-)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

All the pictures are great, but the one one of your boys from behind . . . Sigh.

Kellan said...

What cute pictures of your sweet boy and his wonderful parents. You two are such a darling couple and he's a precious boy!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Sparx said...

Great pics - I do know what you mean though, mine is the spitting image of his Dad too - is great to see where they're like us!

Shellie said...

Wow, he is getting so big! He's adorable!!!

Burgh Baby said...

You never mentioned that you cut your hair . . . I LOOOOOOVE it!

Oh, there's you in that there Dylan. He's full of sarcasm and has a great sense of humor. He's yours, no doubt about it.

Janet said...

At last! Pictures of the lovely Jen! And I can see in Dylan both of his parents. The Queen is a clone of her Daddy, and DeBoy looks a lot like me. But many people switch that around - there's some mentality around here that girls have to look like their mothers and boys like their fathers.

Those are some wonderful pictures.