Things My Toddler Says


As this baby of mine grows each day and slowly out grows his pants and shirts, I am constantly reminded that he is growing into his own little person with his own set of  likes and dislikes. Like how he always makes sure every dresser drawer is closed tightly each night before going to bed, or the certain way to arrange his lovies on his bed. And when he gets upset that the remote is not put back in the right place. But the best part of watching him grow up is the hilarious things that comes out of this kid’s mouth. The cute little catch phrases he picks up from school, or books we read or the everyday phrases we use around the house but don’t really notice until a 3ft tall person repeats it back to us. They really are just little sponges and parrots. Here are some recent gems:

::     “No, mommy don’t smush it like that!” BabyBird said this to me as I sat down on the couch and he was upset that I was making wrinkles in the couch cushion when I sat down. Sorry kiddo, but I can’t help that.

::    “Bye, doctor. See ya!” BabyBird said this to the physician assistant on our way out of a doctor appointment this week after I asked him what do you say after she gave him a lollipop. I was expecting him to say thank you, but instead he was pretty excited to leave.

::    “No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed” When I introduced BabyBird to the doctor that came into the exam room and told him that he was a doctor.

::    “Not yet” BabyBird’s default reply when I ask him if he needs to go potty.

::    BabyBird is playing in the other room and I can hear that he’s getting frustrated with whatever he was working on and then I hear “Patience, patience!” grumbled from across the room.

::    At pick up from school every afternoon (he goes 2 days a week) I always ask how his day was, and he’ll always reply with a list of the things he ate for snack.

::    “Notebook” His comeback phrase. Which makes absolutely no sense other than it’s a reference to Blue’s Clues. Now we tell him that it doesn’t make any sense and he replies “Two cents”

::    “Proud of you” He says this to himself now after each successful potty trip.

::    “Momma, dadda… family” This one almost made this pregnant momma tear up at Chipotle when he proudly announced it to the whole restaurant.

::    “Phone. Minute. Cooks” Home cooked dinner each night is brought to you by the iPhone. Someone has caught on to how it works and will only ask for it around 5pm.

::    “No laughing” BabyBird is starting to get sensitive in certain situations when he thinks we are laughing or giggle at what he is doing or saying.

::    BabyBird sleeps with this Soothe & Glow Seahorse that plays a lullaby when you press on the tummy every night and recently has been humming the tune that it plays. The other day, he pressed his own tummy and starts to hum the song. Now anytime during the day, I can press on BabyBird’s tummy and he’ll hum the tune.


This kid cracks me up and sometimes I have to bite my tongue, literally, to not start busting up at the shenanigans he is up to. He is putting more and more words and phrases together to make his own sentences and it’s such a delight to watch him formulate these thoughts into words. Though some pronouns & tenses get mixed up but I can generally make sense of what he is trying to say. But don’t ever try to hold a conversation with someone else in the room, because he’ll butt right in and add his own comments or demand my attention. I know I’m not alone in this and it’s kinda adorable, most of the time, to see him get a bit jealous when the attention is not on him during a conversation. Because surely mommy shouldn’t be talking to anyone else except him.

BabyBird is 2 years & 2 months old.

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  • Rosey

    Aww, he does sound like a darling, and he’s cute as he can be. :)
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    • MommaBird

      Thank you! Tots do say the darndest things

  • Tara

    I need to write down more of what the girls say! I always said I would but haven’t! How awesome for you to show him one day, or for you to look back at! My oldest is 2 & man the things she says! Thanks for sharing I am visiting from the mama memoirs link up! :)

    • MommaBird

      Thanks for stopping by from the link up. 2 year olds say such gems, it’s fun to write them down and show him someday, like when he brings home his first girlfriend :)

  • [email protected] a sorta fairytale

    I think it’s so great that you are documenting the things he says at this stage!! It will be so fun for him to look back and read these!
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    • MommaBird

      I get a good chuckle out of them. Hopefully he’ll find them (and this blog) funny and not too embarrassing when he gets older.

  • Courtney

    Oh man, my daughter’s lovey is that Seahorse. LOVES it. She takes it everywhere and sleeps with it always. It’s getting so disgustingly nasty, I’m contemplating just buying a few backups to change them out with. Do you have any good suggestions on how you clean yours?
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    • MommaBird

      We are lucky that Seahorse does not leave the crib. So he’s never gotten really dirty or anything, but I do have to put a reminder on my phone to change those freaking batteries out every 2-3 weeks or else it sounds like he’s slowly fading away which freaks him out. He’s never seen Seahorse opened up, I think that would break his heart.

      I’ve used Shout wipes on clothes before in a pinch and those seem to work really well.

  • beckyj @ A Lazy Crazy Life

    So cute! I love all of the funny things toddlers say and I’ve been trying to remember to write down the gems from my girl’s mouth (she’ll be 3 in July). I get the “not yet” in response to the potty question, too. And his “patience, patience” thing cracked me up :)

    Looking forward to following along!
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  • WeeMasonMan’s Mom

    Him telling the doctor “No more monkeys” totally made me LOL. So cute!