Having a two-year-old is hilarious and fun, mainly because of the things he says. Here are some of our favorites from the past six months or so that I want to write down so we don't ever forget them. (There are kind of a lot, so it's a long post)
Gradyisms from the Summer: (22-24 Months Old)
One morning during breakfast Grady said, "Mommy?"
I said, "Yes?"
And was immediately corrected with, "Yes, honey."
Mommy: This little piggy went to...
Mommy: This little piggy stayed...
Mommy: This little piggy had...
Mommy: This little piggy stayed...
Mommy: This little piggy had...
When we were on the phone or busy and he wanted our attention, he would do something naughty he knew he wasn't supposed to do (such as touch the computer or climb onto the kitchen table) and yell, "Time out!" with a devilish smile on his face.
One night we ordered burgers and fries from Five Guys for dinner. We only got burgers for ourselves and were just going to share some fries with Grady, so I needed to find something else to feed him. While Matthew was picking up the food and bringing it home I said, kind of to Grady and kind of to myself, "Hmm...what else should you have for dinner? What goes with fries?" He answered, "Chepup!" (ketchup)
He learned to climb into his high chair by himself this summer. Once he was finally up in the chair he would proudly exclaim, "self!"
During a long road trip, Matthew and I were tickling Grady in the car. After awhile we stopped. Grady said, "More tickle! First Daddy." So Daddy obediently tickled him. Then Grady looked at me and said, "Now Mommy turn."
Once in June when Grady was eating lunch we were talking about the textures of the food he was eating. I told him the apple was crunchy, the dried mango was chewy, the milk was creamy. Then he pointed to his cheese and said, "Cheese chewy?" I told him no, cheese is soft. He looked down at his cheese, stroked it gently and said, "Cheese soft."
(I can only guess this comes from us always telling him to "be soft" with babies, puppies, etc.)
We were at Grandma and Grandpa's house in North Dakota having dinner. Grady's cousin, Ruby, was upset and didn't want to get in the high chair, I think. A few people were trying to calm her down and distract her. One of them asked her, "Where's baby Sherman?" (referring to her little brother). Grady glanced up from his food, saw the baby swaddled and laying on a blanket on the floor in the next room and replied, "Ground." Then promptly went back to eating.
The first day we arrived in North Dakota, Grandpa and Matthew and the dog, Titan, were alone in the house with Grady for awhile while Grandma and I went to the store. After awhile, Grady came running up to them shouting, "Titan! Choca chips!" Puzzled, they asked Grady what he meant and followed him upstairs to discover that he had poured Titan's chocolate chips (dog food) into his water.
Gradyisms of the Fall (24-28 Months Old)
I was using a heating pad for my back while I was pregnant. Grady found it on the floor one day and started dragging it around by the cord saying, "I'm flying a kite!"
My mom (Coco) was here visiting in August. I was sick with a cold, so she took Grady to the park to let me rest. When they got home I was asleep. Apparently Grady was concerned that my mom wouldn't know his routine, so he told her, "Grady hungry. Grady tired. Milk, lunch, crib."
One day I was I was in the bathroom when I heard knocking and a small voice yelling, "Allison! Allison! Open it!"
Grady just started sleeping with a blanket this fall for the first time (there is a reason for that, but that's another story). I got him out a quilt, had him lay down in his crib and covered him up with it, explaining that it would keep him warm. Then I walked out of the room. About two minutes later, I went back in to check on him, just because I was curious. He was standing up, so the blanket had come off, and he couldn't figure out how to cover himself up with it again. He looked up and said, "Mommy! The blanket is broken!"
Grady will refer to me sometimes by whatever color I am wearing. So if I am wearing a purple shirt, I am Purple Mommy that day. He loves watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing and calls them the "Mommies and Daddies." One day he was watching them sing a song and said, "The Blue Mommies are singing!" (they were wearing blue). Then, looking at me (wearing a red shirt at the time), he said, "But I love Red Mommy."
Grady has a basketball hoop that he loves to play with and two balls that he uses with it, a blue one and an orange one. When he is playing basketball with someone he will assign each person a ball ("Grady orange ball, Daddy blue ball"). Once, before the baby was born, I asked Grady if he was going to be a nice big brother and share his toys with his new baby sister. He said, "Um, yes. Baby Vyet (Violet) blue ball, Grady orange ball."
He loves to watch Winnie the Pooh. One day he had found a grocery receipt and was walking around holding it and pretending to read it. I asked him what it said and he replied, "Piglet, me!" (I think he was thinking of the message Piglet sends in a bottle when his house is flooding that says, "Help! P-p-piglet (me)" )
He loves the construction trucks that have been working outside our house on a new sidewalk. One day he said to Matthew, "We need to go see the dump truck named Dump Truck!"
His favorite movie is Disney's Robin Hood. He has said a lot of funny things relating to this movie lately. The other day I went to get him up from his nap and he said, "Oh, Mommy! It's you! I thought Maid Marian was coming to get me up from my nap." Then one day he brought me a block and said, "Here. We need to put this in our poor box." Another time he laid on the floor and called out, "I'm dying! I'm dying!" (I think imitating Lady Cluck when she pretend sword fights with the little bunny)
One of his recent bedtime prayers included, "Thank you for Grady spitting out the hot dog into my bib," which was something he had done at a meal a few days before...go figure!
We give him honey when he has a cough, so sometimes he will come up to me, do a totally fake cough and say, "I need some honey."
I was explaining to Grady one day that he should pray for himself and Daddy and Violet, because they were all sick. He replied, "Oh! Mommy is healthy!"
I got a phone call yesterday and Grady wanted to know who I had been talking to. I told him the Bishop from church had called and he was going to come over and talk to Mommy in a few minutes. Grady said, "And I will be shy."
Grady was running through the living room and bumped into the bin of pretend fruits and vegetables on a shelf, knocking it to the ground. He looked at me with a serious face and said, "Oh, I'm sorry. That was my fault. All these vegetables..."
Just this morning Grady was in time-out. When I went to get him out, I asked him to explain why he was in time-out. He started to tell me, then suddenly looked down at his arm and said, "Oh! Excuse me! I feerdagot (fergot) to roll down my pajamas" (his pajama sleeves were still rolled up from breakfast) and proceeded to roll them down before finishing his explanation and apology.