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We’ve all been there… our kids go to bed yet for some strange reason the channel stays on their cartoons and we end up watching Bubble Guppies/Team UmiZoomi/Lalaloopsy without realizing it. Or maybe I do realize it but I’m too tired to get up and find where Abby hide the remote so I say goodnight to all her favorites, watch as they get tucked into bed and then watch as NickMom comes on. I discovered NickMom completely by accident, it was one of those too tired (too lazy) nights and I just let it stay on her favorite channel. I really didn’t realize what was on but did start listening when something caught my attention. Then starting laughing… alot! Oh my gosh at the jokes that were being told and then the awesomely funny shows that played well into the night. One night and I was hooked. It was so funny to laugh along with these other moms as they told stories that not only I could relate to but sometimes actually experienced myself. I loved it! Plus it got me thinking about all the funny things my child has said and done.
I’m not quite sure how it happened so quickly but I suddenly went from being a mom to a sweet little baby to being a mom of a toddler who loves to speak her mind. And usually, what she has to say is both embarrassing and hilarious all at the same time. I’ve learned to just go with it and laugh, life is often full of stress and worries and having a good laugh definitely makes my day brighter… even when I want to crawl under a rock and hide from embarrassment!
I can’t think of a single day that has gone by without having a funny Abby Saying story to tell; I try to wait until my husband gets home from work but sometimes I just have to call and tell him right away. Plus I always have to call my sister to share funny stories, it just helps the day go by faster. It never fails, no matter how rotten my day is my child can make me laugh.
While I have a long list of Abby Sayings, the one that immediately comes to mind and still makes me laugh is her wonderful Walmart Biker Pirate. Oh my goodness, I was so embarrassed and at the same time could not stop laughing. My brother especially gets a kick out of this story.
It was another one of those “I really don’t want to go shopping” days and to make it even better I had to exchange a few items. Of course, Abby came along with me while her daddy grabbed a few things and I hoped to make the exchange quick and easy. There was no line (so lucky) and the girl was super quick getting everything exchanged/returned (seriously, how did I get so lucky!?). We were just about done when someone suddenly caught Abby’s attention.
I wasn’t paying attention to the people walking up; I was quickly trying to sign my receipt while keeping an eye on my child. Next thing I know, Abby loudly whispers “Mommy look! A pirate!!” while pointing to this guy who had just walked up. Wait, what? A pirate? I turned to look and standing behind me was a biker. He was older, had that weathered look to him from many long rides, had a semi long white beard, the biker do-rag on his head, leather jacket, chains, biker boots, oh yeah no doubt he was a biker. And my child just called him a pirate!
I prayed he didn’t hear her and quietly told her that he was not a pirate, that he rode a bike like her Uncle Nathan. She had seen her Uncle Nathan on his bike many times as well as with several other bikers. It didn’t matter. She whispered, even louder (I seriously need to teach my child to whisper!) and this time pointing “Mommy mommy just look! Look he’s a pirate! It’s a pirate mommy! ARRR!” Oh my gosh I couldn’t get finished fast enough! The guy never blinked, never acted like he heard her although considering all of customer service did I know he was just pretending not to hear my child declare him a pirate.
I finished up and got out of there as quickly as possible. When I finally found my husband and told him the story all he could do was laugh. By then I found the whole exchange quite funny as well. Later as we were leaving the store we passed a motorcycle and I pointed it out to Abby. I told her that was a motorcycle, like what Uncle Nathan rode and like what the guy at Walmart rode. She told me “It’s a bicycle! Uncle Nathan rides a bicycle”. I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my brother that he was now a bicycle riding pirate!
I don’t think I’ve heard my brother laugh that hard in a very long time!
Abby’s very own “Bicycle Riding Pirate”, her Uncle Nathan!
Usually when I’m having a really rotten day, all I have to think about is Abby’s “Pirate” and I can’t help but giggle.
And if not her pirate conversation, then her “SUPERSTAR” definitely makes me laugh! She found a pair of my old sunglasses and every time she puts them on, she strikes a pose and yells “SUPERSTAR”. Love it! Best way to start our day!
and I can never forget the shopping trip when she decided she would do all the shopping for me and told me I could just sit & relax, her words were “I got this mom, don’t worry” as she almost ran over people and displays. We need to work on her driving skills!
As you can tell, it’s never a dull moment for us!
Oh yes, children really do say the darndest things sometimes! and those things are usually what embarrass us and totally keep us laughing all at the same time.
I was really excited to discover NickMom.com, the perfect place to enjoy reading funny posts from other moms to help get through those really rough and embarrassing days. It’s so nice to be reminded I’m not the only one being totally embarrassed by my adorable child. I also found NickMom on Facebook, now I can laugh while I sit in the boring waiting room for two hours (in those awesome little chairs that are about four sizes too small while cartoons play on the TV for the children who are not even in the waiting room more than five minutes)!