8.14.2014

MOTHERHOOD RIGHT NOW / HUCK'S GREATEST HITS




While walking through Zara, of all places:
"Mom, what do butterflies eat? Cauliflowers??"

After landing in JFK in March:
"I'm glad we're in New York City, Mom. But it's itchy in New York City."

After I told him he needed special training first before he could climb the ladder in the pizza joint where we were having lunch:
"Yeah, I haven't been training. But I've been exercising! ..... I've been on a train..... I sat on one..... Yeah, so I could be a good doctor.

On the subway platform at Clark Street
Me: You tired, baby?
Huck: No, I'm just resting. In the sun.

Walking up Amsterdam Ave
Huck: Mom, hold my scooter.
Me: Why, you want to walk?
Huck: No, I'm going to fly!

During a particularly epic melt down:
"No! And don't tell me I'm tired, and I DON'T want to go to time out, either!"

First thing this morning:
"Hey! I like you! ...... I like Brandon too. But we're together!"

One afternoon after watching Tarzan way too many times:
"Moooooom I want to go to the jungle! To swing on bines! But first we got to get a car. But first we have to get an airplane to a car. Bemember we just goed on an airplane? DO YOU?"

While tug-of-war-style pulling a bucket out of a toddler's hand at the playground:
"PLEEEEEEEASE SHAAAAAAARE!"

During a bedtime story:
Me: Oh... Huck, gross. No picking your nose in bed.
Huck: Why?
Me: It's not polite.
Huck: .....
Huck: Well then what is it for, then, picking your nose?

While walking to the park:
Huck: Mom, am I missing something?
Me: I don't know... are you?
Huck: Yeah. I think I'm missing my elbow muscle?

At Urban Outfitters:
"Wow! Are there donuts here?"

During a moment of frustration regarding the potty:
Me: Huck, remember: You're boss of your peeps!
Huck: Noooo, I'm the boss of my pooooops.
Me: Oh, okay. So, are your peeps the boss of you, then?
Huck: My peeps are the boss of YOU. Do you need a time out?

While cuddling in bed:
Huck: *sleepily, rubbing his eyes* Mom, I just wish I could paint this town....
Me: ... Paint this town???
Huck: Yeah. *yawns* Red.

While standing on a chair at the dinner table, peering into his Lucky Charms:
"No no no. This is missing, and I can't put my finger on it."

The other day as the C train left the 34th Street platform:
Me: Say, "Bye, 34th Street!"
Huck: Bye, 34th Street!
Me: Say, "Bye, nice people!"
Huck: Bye, nice peoples!
Me: Say, "Suck it, Penn Station!"
Huck: No, that's not right.


A few months ago, while watching a movie together:
Huck: Mommy, why are we a family?
Me: Because Daddy asked Mommy to marry him, and then one day we made you! It took a lot of work to make you. Hopefully we get to do it again soon.
Huck: Make another Henry Holbrook?
Me: Oh no! There's no way we could make another Henry Holbrook, you are too special to us! But maybe we could make you a little brother or sister?
Huck: A little sister!
Me: Doesn't that sound nice?
Huck: .... Mom, I need a baby.
Me: Tell me about it.

33 comments :

  1. Oh my butterfly, the sweet silliness that comes out of that kid's mouth. ♥

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  2. oh so sweet! he is so adorable.

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  3. I had to read some of these out loud to my husband, because he kept asking me why I was laughing so much. I needed a laugh break!

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  4. He has to be the smartest, most cultured, philosophical dude around!

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  5. I absolutely love this. I love how open and real kids are. They really help us open our eyes sometimes. :)

    allienotsally.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you Henry Holbrook, I needed the laughs!

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  7. These made me literally laugh out loud!

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  8. Your child is the sweetest!

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  9. It's pretty amazing that you have a digital record of his awesome-ness. way to go, mum.

    www.ohheyblog.com

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  10. ah I just love your little guy. And well done you for keeping tabs on all he says - I keep saying I will, especially after they crack me up with something, but then never do, and now I can't even remember one to share with you! Ok, I'm gonna start writing it downnnnnn....

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  11. this is my favorite one of these yet. Paint the town..... epic.

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  12. So cute. My son is a little younger than Henry but he's starting to get frustrated with me.
    Ollie: Mom, why don't we have 2 kids in our family!!!!
    I have this amazing feeling that he's going to make such an awesome big brother. I want another baby, but I especially want to give him one. Does that make sense!
    Good luck with your baby makin!!

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  13. I just love reading your bits and pieces about Huck...your love for him just oozes from the pics and words. High five, momma!

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  14. hahahah this is perfect!! What a cutie!

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  15. Oooo Natalie! I love the bond that you and this little dude have! It reminds me so much of how I see my son and I. Prayers for you and another little. You are such a good mama and Huck is one lucky boy!

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  16. I had that exact same conversation about a little brother or sister with my little boy recently. I thought "you think you want a baby? My sweet boy, you have no clue!"

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  17. Long time reader, first time commenter. You just made my ovaries explode and you are an amazing mum! ("Suck it" is one of my favourites... still)

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  18. OMG I just snorted yogurt out of my nose when I read this: Huck: "My peeps are the boss of YOU. Do you need a time out?" Is this why people have kids? Because of the sheer entertainment? If so, I'm totally on board! I feel like I totally understand the universe now, finally! I gotta go...gotta make babies STAT.

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  19. Gosh, he's sweet. I love reading about your adventures with Huck!

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  20. SUCK IT PENN STATION. <<< Yep, sums up my feelings towards that gross place.

    Loves these quotes!!

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  21. I love this post. Huck seems like such a funny little guy. Loving the new vibe on your blog. You seem a lot happier and healthier than you did a few months ago.

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  22. I love posts like this! He is too cute!!

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  23. bahaha paint the town red. awesome.

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  24. Ok, that last one made me tear up. What a great boy.

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  25. loved every word of this. <3

    http://www.whimsicalappeal.com

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  26. Hehehehehe. What a little cutie. He's great, he's got 'tude but is also very polite when the time comes! And he TOTALLY gets whats up. Love your style Huck.

    jemima jane x

    www.jemimajaneblog.com

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  27. your boy is brilliant, the picking your nose comment reminded me of my 38 year old husband!!

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  28. Oh please, please keep writing stuff like this. I love it! My boy once said, "I wish I had chocolate spit." Such wisdom, especially the part where he's going to fly.

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  29. oh my goodness he is so cute! these made me laugh so much.

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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