When Fern was a baby and throughout most of her toddlerhood, I kept careful track of the important events in her life. I jotted down milestones in her baby book and when she started talking I wrote down words and phrases she said so I could remember them. I also blogged any and all events. I’m quite certain that Fern’s first Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas/Birthday are exhaustively documented here within the archives of this blog. And then Clive came along and, well…you know the story.
The first kid has a full baby book, the second kid has a baby book that has been started but isn’t very full and baby #3? Well…her baby book is still sitting completely untouched on a shelf in her room. #momfail. I’m pretty much a walking cliché at this point.
One thing I have actually stuck with though is jotting down the entertaining things they say in the notes folder of my phone. I have one for Fern quotes and one for Clive quotes. And even though, I may be total crap at keeping up with baby books, this is one thing I can actually do and that doesn’t feel too overwhelming.
Plus, one day when my kids are grown, I’m sure I won’t really care all that much to remember how old they were when they rolled over for the first time or how many teeth they had by their first birthday. But that Christmas when Fern was insistent that Baby Jesus’ manger wasn’t actually a manger, but rather a Pack ‘n Play? That I will definitely want to remember :).
So here are a few recent kid quotes. First up, Fern (age 4 years + 10 months):
Now, some gems from Clive (age 2 years + 5 months):
And a funny conversation between the two of them:
I really need to be better at writing down more of these, but I’m thankful for the ones I actually have saved.
Do any of you save your kid’s quotes? What’s the funniest/most entertaining thing your kid(s) have ever said?