Friday, February 22, 2008

Quote of the Day: "Man In the Yellow Hat"


The boys have been on Winter Break this week (no school), and although they are doing absolutely positively great, and although I took two days off this week and spent all day with them on Monday and Wednesday, and although we were just on vacation together last week, I still feel the 'Career Mom Yuckies' (as I call it in my own mind) about the fact that 3 of the 7 nights this week I've been out of the house for work. For various reasons (to attend a dinner celebrating the publication of my book, to teach a graduate seminar, to give a paper), 3 of the 7 nights this week I have not been home to eat dinner with my bambinos and tuck them into bed at night. I hate this. Adding insult to injury, I'm leaving later today for a conference and will be away for an overnight "work trip." Ugh. So, this morning it lit up my whole day and made those 'Career Mom Yuckies' vanish for just a moment when the following happened...
For many months now Kyle and Owen have been wrapped up in a full blown love affair with Curious George. They have no interest in Curious George toys, but are enamored with Curious Goerge books and videos. The Curious George books are some of their absolute favorites. They choose Curious George to be read to them by us over and over and over and over. They also love the Curious George videos. They choose Curious George to watch over and over and over -- far more than any other video we own. This morning, in a sweet snuggly moment, Kyle looked me right in the eyes and said~
"Mommy, you are my Man In The Yellow Hat."
This is the second time he's said this to me (he said it to me one day this past summer too.)

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Your twins are so super cute and sweet! I love the Twinspeak, how cool. They will make awesome big brothers too; I love big brothers :D.

BTW, a great friend of mine started a non-profit in Haiti called SOIL (http://www.oursoil.org). She builds composting toilets that separates liquids from solids and is interested in using the pee for fertilizer in food production down there. Just thought I’d pass that along to a smart lady who obviously loves Haiti.

--Cindy, mom to Ethiopian Triplet Boys (yep, triplets!) http://ethiopiantripletland.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

Wow, what a compliment. I get so much joy out of reading your blog. We are still waiting for our little guy to come home and you pass on so much to look forward to. Thanks!!

Life in Fitzville said...

That is about the highest compliment a 3 year old could ever give!

Life in Fitzville said...

That is about the highest compliment a 3 year old could ever give!

Christine said...

What a wonderful comment. DOn't beat yourself up about working out of the home. It isn't that often that you are gone. Our kids can handle it, and I am sure you make up for that time. :)

Malia'sMama said...

Oh... heart flutter. Sooo sweet!

Ani said...

Oh gosh, that has to be the sweetest compliment ever!

Bek said...

That is macaroni. Bunny macaroni.

Karen Vitek said...

It is always a tug of war. But in the long run the important thing is they know you care about them and that is obvious from his comment!!

Cindy from central NC said...

Oh.....what a gift from Kyle...love the comment.... :)

I know the twinspeak well. Sammi and Nicki's latest one is "blueh" for the "other one." They both use it....it means "no, I don't want that one...I want blueh..." Not sure what the origin of that one but is too funny.....


cindy