Friday, May 29, 2009

Time to Potty?

I am quickly learning as a parent that one of the hardest things is the little momentous occasions that signify that your little baby is growing up. The walking and talking are things that you look forward to but the other things, like when they start saying "I do it" or "MINE" are the moments when as a parent you stop and realize that yes, they do grow up, and yes, it is faster than you thought it would happen.

Today was one of those moments. I was in the midst of crafting a request for proposal from our creative agency when my cell phone rang. Being in the groove I ignored it but as I wrapped up the proposal and sent it out I grabbed my phone and listened to the voicemail. It was Liz calling to tell me that H had just gone potty in the "big potty".

We just bought one of those seats that sits on a normal toilet seat this past weekend because H had started wanting to sit on the potty and "pretend". We have decided that we aren't going to push him, well, because when Sophia comes we expect that he might not be so willing to grow up.

So listening to that voicemail put a little shock to my system as I realized that this thing, this parenting thing, goes fast. Yes, he is still a little guy and of course it's not like he is asking me for the car keys, but it's just another one of those steps.

Maybe it wouldn't have hit me as hard if when we were getting him ready for bed tonight and he again wanted to go to the potty, as he sat there insisting "I pooping", he wouldn't have looked me square in the eye and said "I need book"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Say What?

"I really hope you don't go into labor in the middle of the night"

"Yeah, because you were really on your A game last time around"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Waiting in line for breakfast on Mother's Day, see a man with a beard - pointing furiously "Santa, Santa"

Sitting in the car seat "SIGH...Mommy do that"

As pajama shirt comes off "I'M NAKED BABY"

"I see Phia's Room"

"I fix Drywall" during week of home renovation

"I need big Hugger"

"Yeah, Uh Hum"

"Riley..GET OUT"

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Harrison Dictionary

Hold You = Hold me

Hugger = I want a hug

Under = Thunder

Ding Dong - Ring the doorbell followed by "Woof Woof" = What Riley does when the doorbell rings

Squirter = Anything that sprays water

Candle = Holding the handles in his car seat

Driver, beep beep = Wheels on the bus song

Puff, Dragon = Puff the Magic Dragon

Digger = Truck/Backhoe digger

Timber = Fall on daddy/mommy/pillows