Isaiah turned three last December, and ever since he’s been cracking me up–pretty much on a daily basis. I thought he was funny at TWO. But lately, he’s been taking it to another level.
At first, I told myself I’d remember every little “ism.” But let’s be honest, I’ve usually already forgotten them by the time Michael gets home from work.
I was trying to figure out a way to collect his phrases all in one place, when I remembered a special little project I made a few years back.
I used to nanny/babysit for a lovely little family with three boys. I still think about them often. In fact, I’m convinced that God gave me that job so I would have a crash course on all-things-boys.
Let’s just say I learned several lessons that have come in pretty handy as of late.
Anyway, one Christmas I made them a keepsake book–full of ‘sayings’ from their boys throughout the year. These boys were so very precious, and I wanted their parents to remember their funnies for years to come.
So why have I not made one of these for me, yet? Your guess is as good as mine.
Suddenly, I was on a mission.
I picked up a cute little notebook at Target, and made it all my own. Actually, I got three. One for Isaiah, one for Samuel, and one more for good measure. (Never can tell, right?)
Then I got to work writing in Isaiah’s book. I scribbled every little “ism” I could remember.
And now? I keep it right on top of my desk, for when the next hilarity hits. And I write it down IMMEDIATELY. I call it his “babble book.”
A few of my fav’s, just for giggles:
me: No, Isaiah. You cannot have cake for breakfast.
Isaiah: Mommy, I don’t think you are making very good choices.
me: (explaining marriage) You see, when two people really love each other, they promise to love that person forever.
Isaiah: Oh, okay. So I’ll marry Lionel then.
me: Hey, Isaiah. You wanna watch Frozen?
Isaiah: Ooooh, yeah. But Mommy, can you let THEM sing this time?
And today, after cleaning out my closet…
Isaiah: Mommy! You’ve made a BIG MESS in your room. You need to clean it up. And can you tell me you’re sorry?
Such an easy little project, and one I know I will treasure for years.