Things Clara says.

Remember my last post when I talked about how challenging it is to have a 2.5 year old? I stand by every word of it. However, I truly love this age. I mean, it is so, so tiring, but it is also hilarious when I’m not too worn down to appreciate it.

Things Clara Says

Here are some things Clara has said today:

“Tim Dada.” … How Clara refers to Tim. This is actually an improvement because before she would just call him just “Tim”. I think it’s cute that they’re on a first-name basis, but when we’re out of the house and she’s yelling for him it occurs to me that other people probably think that I’m either remarried or am just dating Tim who is NOT her actual dad… The entire thing greatly entertains me and frustrates Tim who keeps telling her, “MY NAME IS DADDY.”

“I’m going to bite her in the eye!” … Clara’s favorite threat to Isabelle.

Me: “Clara, why is Isabelle crying?”
Clara: “I hit her. Now I need a new sister.” (Request not granted.)

“MOM, what’s a holiday spice flat white?” … Because evidently I’m abusing the Starbucks drive-thru.

“Why?” “Why?” “Why?” … I was hoping she would never learn this word. It is just as annoying as I anticipated it would be.

“Can I have FIVE kindness stickers?” … Because she gets one sticker when she’s kind and after five stickers she gets to watch a Christmas show on TV. However, she wants to fast-track the process and get all five at once. Her negotiation skills are already at work (but failing).

“Isabelle will be a big girl soon. She’s going to be a mama soon! She’s going to have a ponytail! She’s going to have blue eyes! She can eat peanut butter! She can walk!” … Clara trying to make me cry by aging my baby just a bit too quickly.

“Can we go to the playground?” … No matter what the weather, this is her request every single day.

“Can I touch your nipple?” … While making a pinching finger gesture towards me. (This was after I told her that we need to ask people before touching their bodies.) As tempting as it was, I said a firm no on that one.

Plus, to my great happiness, she has started requesting what to wear! I love this! Dress as crazy as you want, kid, I am all for it. Today she wore a pink dress, red & white snowflake tights, blue shorts, gold shoes, a purple necklace… it was ridiculous and wonderful. I wish I had gotten a better picture, but she got paint all over it so it was short-lived.

Anyway, it is naptime (and I miraculously and finally got them both to sleep) and I have a book to read so I’m signing off!

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22 Responses to Things Clara says.

  1. Susannah says:

    Haha. This is awesome. I’m sure if Caleb would decide to talk he’d be saying amusing things like this too. 😉

  2. The nipple one had me rolling!! Hysterical!!!

  3. HAHA – laughing out loud. I love when you can find the humor in parenting – or in your children 🙂 she seems like a total ham. I agree though, “why” might be the worst word a toddler can ever learn.

  4. Every single one of these is hilarious!!! Hahaha oh my gosh. Thank you for this!

  5. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this is AMAZING. I can’t even pick a favorite one because they’re all so funny. Although the “Now I need a new sister” one sounds very much like something I would’ve said as a child 😛

  6. HA!!! I love all her questions! Haha! What a personality!! (And her knack for picking up Starbucks orders!! Ha!)

  7. WVUGrad07 says:

    The name thing cracks me up! My coworker says her 3 year old calls her dad babe or Jamal and her impersonation of it is hilarious.

  8. erinhzauner says:

    I love love love posts like these! Amelia has zingers right now and I need to remember to write them down. I really can see Clara’s budding negotiating skills…she’s got a future as a lawyer haha.

  9. Laughing so hard at “MY NAME IS DADDY” and also “I need a new sister now.”

  10. Jennifer Ciszewski says:

    Totally understand if Tim prefers to be called “dad” rather than his name, and should enforce that. But I’ve always called my dad by a derivative of his first name. No one is sure where I came up with it because nether my mom or the rest of the family calls him by that. My parents said they tried to get me to not do that when I was younger, but it really just stuck for me. My younger brother followed suit. No one has ever really questioned it to me, ever. Mom has gotten a few, but she just tells them the truth, that’s just always what Ive called him. They have been married 36 years and hes my real dad! My dad says he grew to like it because it was easy to tell when I was calling for him, rather than other kids calling for their parents.

    • Lisa says:

      Hahaha! That’s so true. I think he just LOVES the role of being a dad so much that he really wants her to refer to him by that, but I think “Tim” is so cute. At least it’s his real name and not something else entirely!

  11. Lisa C says:

    Hahaha. At least she was honest about hitting Isabelle?

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