Heard This Week

Laylee to me: “It’s so much more fun to cuddle with you because you’re so much more fatter and it’s just more comfortable.”

Laylee: “Can I get a whoop whoop?!”
Magoo [very sternly with raised eyebrows]: “No. You. May. NOT!”

Apparently Laylee’s not completely deaf. She overheard us having a “tickle fight” in our room the other night. (That was the only viable scenario I could throw at her in a pinch.) Now she wants to have them all the time. Eeep! I wonder when she’ll be old enough to have that “Aha!” moment that turns her off tickling for life.

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19 Responses to Heard This Week

  1. KYouell says:

    Oh. my.

    We were just talking this morning about our girl that doesn’t want to sleep alone and what effect that will have on her when she’s a teenager. Will she be looking for “cuddling” in all the wrong places? Here’s hoping that Laylee keeps thinking that tickle fights are fun and nothing else.

  2. Honey Mommy says:


    I have to say that you are mighty quick in coming up with the whole “tickle fight” idea. I may end up using that one sometime in the future.

    I’m not sure if my two-year-old has any idea what’s going on when mommy and daddy have their door shut and are making “funny noises”. :o)

  3. grammyelin says:

    Isn’t parenting great fun? We all just kiss our privacy good-bye and hope to get it back one day.

    As for being more cuddly, I’ve always said that that’s why menopausal women gain weight. It’s God’s plan to provide comfy laps for grandkids. It’s not my fault at all! So there.

    This goes along with one of my firmly held philosophies of life. “As long as you know who to blame…it’s all good

  4. Madame Queen says:

    Ooh, good one. I may have to stash that phrase away for later!

  5. All Adither says:

    That Laylee is a card.

  6. Janssen says:

    Oh man, those all cracked me up, but the Tickle Fight was the winner.

  7. chilihead says:

    I love Magoo. Laylee too, but the seriousness of No.You. May. NOT! is classic.

  8. Becky says:

    Oh, I’m impressed with the “tickle fight” excuse… that’s a good one.
    🙂 Becky


  9. Carrie says:

    Good job on the excuse- that’s too funny.

  10. Nikki says:

    And thus we see the powers of heaven invoked upon the little one to grant super human hearing after a family fast, daily prayer, and weekly submissions to the prayer roll…

  11. I am dreading that day…oh my word. Tickle fight is a great excuse!

  12. Rachel J. says:

    What’s wrong with telling a toddler that “mommy and daddy were just getting their nasty freak on”?
    TIp: Barry White bumpin’ through the speakers helps to mask the giggles.
    I say, “you go momma…get it while the gettinz good”.

  13. Ree says:

    ha! My parents used the Tickle Fight on me when I was young, too.


  14. Liz says:

    Um. Yeah. Apparently ~K~ was standing near our door recently in the night hours. WHY did Chris tell me this? WHY WHY WHY???

  15. Eve says:

    OH NO SHE DID NOT! I need to hear more on this one…it is one of my greatest fears…
    (and it’s also why we choose to have no neighbors close by!)

  16. Cheetah says:

    I was JUST thinking about that 1HOUR ago! A little bit of fat around the right areas makes it very cuddly for those cuddling. God MADE me that way! we’ll see how long I use this excuse for.
    Tickle fight. Hmm. That is a good one. No hearing over hear yet. PHEW!

  17. Rebecca says:

    I’m wondering right now how my children have always managed to be such sound sleepers. And “tickle fights”? You’re a genius.

  18. Katie says:

    Laylee is sooo funny! She’s going to love hearing these stories later 😉

  19. Heather says:

    Around Laylee’s age, my daughter came to me one morning and asked, very concerned, “Mommy? Are you sad?” I smiled and said, “Of course not, honey! Why??” She answered, “Because I heard you crying last night.”
    To which I fumbled and answered, “Daddy was telling me a sad story. Too sad for you to hear just yet. But I’m glad the story is over and I’m happy now!”

    That’s all I could come up with~!

    Isn’t “awareness” interesting???

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