Friday, May 21, 2010

Everyone has excellents

Audrey has a potty training book that her Grandma from Arizona got her (aka Trav's Mom). It was a great learning tool when I was potty training her and it is still one of Audrey's favorite books to read. The girl in the book gets potty trained, but then one day she had an accident and got her undies wet. Her Mom responded with "Thats OK, everyone has accidents."

Audrey has taken that sentence and run with it (except for she says "everyone has excellents"). She used to only use it when she had accidents in her undies, but now she uses it for all sorts of things.

She will be climbing in the pantry and knock the oatmeal off the shelf so half of it falls on the floor.

>>>Audrey: "That's OK Mom, everyone has excellents"

She will poke Phoenix's chubby little cheek, causing him to cry.

>>>Audrey: "That's OK, everyone has excellents"

She will spill her cereal and milk all over the table.

>>>Audrey: "That's OK, everyone has excellents"

The good thing that has come from this is that it gives me time to think before I react and I am reminded that *most* of the things Audrey does like that are accidental (not so much the things involving Phoenix) so I can calmly reply "Yes, everyone does have excellents." (and yes, I pronounce it like she does to, it is too cute and I do not want her to stop!!)
p.s. Happy Birthday to my sister Leah!


Kristen said...

I feel the same about the cute things they say. I want them to always call gloves "glubs" to pronounce a "t" like a "k". So sad when they grow up.

Wii are the Nelsons said...

Cute! So what's the book called - I'm hoping to potty-train James in a couple months.

Leah said...

once again, like mother like daughter (poking/pinching whatever! their siblings chubby cheeks ;)) that pic is so cute, i love phoenix's expression!

Monson Family II said...

Aww! That is so sweet!!!

Emily Bartlett said...

lol. this is too funny!