If all went well, we are on the road to the Mitten right now. We’re probably in a hotel room trying to keep Ellen quiet enough that no one calls the front desk. I’ll check in when we reach home sweet my parents’ house. Don’t you fret. I’m going to let Ellen do the talking today.
Ellen walked into the room the other day and announced, “I got pretty eyes.”
She brought me a coaster with Rosaries stacked on top:
To Mike walking down the hallway:
“You go ahead.”
Runs away in other direction.
Ellen throwing Mike under the bus after they got back from an outing together in the car:
Me: Did you have fun with Daddy?
Ellen: Daddy fast!
Mike: Ellen, geez!
Ellen: Fast, Daddy! Go fast!
Things Ellen Says in Her Sleep:
“Cookie Monster? Are you?”
Ellen threw a ball at my stomach and said, “Play catch, baby brudder?”
Her newest obsession: robots. With a box over her head:
“I. a. robot.”
Or after hearing her baby brother’s heartbeat:
While Mike was changing her diaper:
“Be vewy cawreful, daddy.”
Dancing in the kitchen:
“Rumor has it! Rumor has it! Rumor has it!”
She loves to give orders during the day:
“Mommy, robe on.”
“Lights on, please.”
Hands me a towel after my shower: “baby cold”
Ellen listening to Mike pee (weird, I know):
“Daddy go potty. Pssssssssssssssssssss”
While we were getting meat from the deli:
Ellen to deli lady: Thanks, Charlotte!
Me to deli lady: Is your name Charlotte?
Deli Lady: No, but I could be.
Looking at my stomach:
“Baby brudder hiding?”
To Mike while he was drinking a glass of scotch with dinner:
Me: Ellen, what’s your baby brother’s name?
Me (later): Ellen, what’s your baby brother’s name?
Two names that have never been spoken to her let alone are on our list…
Ellen pretending to be the Count from Sesame Street:
“Uh one. Uh two. Uh three. Uh four…”
Ellen shoving her Elmo toy down my shirt:
“No, Elmo! Dose Mommies!”
Her newest random phrase she spouts all the time:
“Shhhh, Mumma. Airpwane sweeping!”
At the OB with me:
beeping noises from some machine
“Oh! Mama! Robot Sex.”
(Ok, maybe that isn’t what she was trying to say, but that’s what came out…Robot something…)