Piper's Pipings

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Piper is talking now. BOY she is talking now. I can finally start my toddler talks collection!

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Her Monday night babysitter asked Pete about her increased use of "verbal aggression." We looked at each other and laughed.

"Scat; get out of here!" is a frequently-used expression around here. Our cats are very bad. (Well, cat, now. Nanook squeezed out of the garage during the week we were away. I think she is happier as an outdoor cat now. We are seeking a replacement - perhaps a puppy? Mia wouldn't know the difference...)

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Yesterday, I was out (yes, out - I went shopping with the two yesterday and enjoyed most of it immensely!), and got stuck for two cycles at a left-turn light (seriously, they fall asleep at the wheel here at the first sign of warmth!). When the light turned green for a third time, I honked my horn and the driver in front of me finally moved. I wasn't too put out, since B was sleeping, but as I turned, I heard a little annoyed voice behind my seat on repeat:

"Stupid car. Stupid car. Stupid car."

Yeah, we think the drivers down here are baaaaad...

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Last night at dinner, Piper decided she didn't want to eat her sausage. Instead of a simple "no," she opted for a re-route with a shocked "Oh my GWRACIOUS!!!" She topped off the effect with her hands over her mouth in feigned horror.

I think my mom might get the credit for that one.


This morning, I was puttering in my office when Piper came tearing down the hall with one of her two stuffed Minnies to grab her scarf and coat from the doorknob where they were hanging temporarily.

"We gotta find Mickey - and fast!" (Mickey went to work with Pete this morning, having been left overnight in the car.)

"We gotta rescue him!"

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My favorite of the week came last evening while we were waiting to pick Pete up from work:

"Shweetie," Piper said from the back seat, "I'm gonna help you..."

Oh how sweet, I thought. Then she finished her ramble.

"Shweetie, I'm gonna help you find a mouse!"

Say WHAAAA?








(Image © Informal Moments Photography)

12 comments:

Christy said...

Lol...these made me laugh and brightened my day. :-)

Deidra said...

I'm smiling! Thanks for sharing these...

Danielle said...

So cute. My boys are talking a lot too. The cutest thing was when I dropped something in the kitchen one day I was upset about I guess and Duncan said, "Mom, it's okay." Lovin' this stage!

A Simple Country Girl said...

I remember my little fella saying "hey, hey good lookin'" and then chasing me through the kitchen for a kiss. Now, just where did he learn all that?!

Good to see you in this light!

Blessings.

the Joneses said...

I LOVE "Oh my GWRACIOUS!" Stuart should have learned that tactic years ago. I think I'm going to adopt it myself.

So fun that Piper's actually piping now!

-- Sara.

Corinne said...

It is so much fun when they finally start expressing themselves, especially through the overheard grown up phrases ;)

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

I hope you are all moved in and settling into the new place! Sounds like this week is better for ya. :)

S. Etole said...

sounds like a fun journey you have begun ...

Bunch of Barrons said...

Haha...too funny. Merrick talks all the time now and I really have to watch everything I say because it can and will be used against me. ;) She is so cute, and I love the shots you took of her!

Jessica said...

Too bad we don't live closer... I think Lucy and Piper would enjoy each other. :-)

p.s. You actually let that driver sit through 2 green lights??! I'm with Piper on this one... I am one of those rude drivers who honks if I have to wait 5 seconds longer than necessary. Haha! ;-)

kirsten michelle said...

My oh my ... from the mouths of babes!! :o)

P.S. The first three letters of my comment verification word are "joy". Appropriate, no?!

S. Mehrens said...

Yeah!!! Thanks for posting these. I love the things that come out of toddler's mouths.... well most of the time.

Her "scat" reminded me of Lauren the other day. We were having a pop tart for a snack and I gave her one and I had one. I went to move something near her pop tart and she said sternly, "Mommy! You don't touch my poptart!" (I stifled a laugh and tried to kindly remind he not to speak so rudely to me.) Eeks.

Oh and the car thing. So apparently she's got it in her head that whenever I have to hit the breaks suddenly (car in front of my stops without warning) she always calls out, "Sorry Mommy!" as if she's got something to do with the stopping. Funny.

Btw, the gracious thing. Seeing how she's growing up in SC... do you think she'll pick up a southern accent?

Keep posting her little sayings. :)

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