4.25.2007

Shapes and Sounds

I have two or three posts percolating in my mind right now, but my synapses are not firing as well as I would like, and I'm having trouble articulating. So today, I just have to get these two little stories down, memory book style. You know, for posterity or something.

Getting ready for our dinner date the other night, I spent a lot of time curling my hair. My hair is of such a texture that by the time I am done putting the last curl in, the first is already drooping. So hair-curling, being even more futile than other stuff I do most days, doesn't happen much.

But with a little luck and some good gel, I managed it on Saturday night, and when I came out of the bathroom, Henry took a look at me and then absolutely beamed. "Mom! You haff circles in yous hair!" A little while later, as we were leaving, he looked at me again and said, "I yike yoh circles, Mom."

I like the idea of circles a lot more than the, "What's wrong with your mouth?" I get when I put lipstick on.

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Day before yesterday Calvin was watching Charlotte's Web during Henry's nap and I was folding laundry / blogging in the next room. I heard him saying quietly to himself what sounded like, "Tuh...tuh...tuh tuh tuh..."

I wondered what it was about, so I went close to the door without letting him see me and realized he was saying, "Templeton...Templeton...Tem...ple...ton," emphasizing the "T" each time. Then, he said with a little smile to himself, "Templeton. I like how that name sounds."

He never knew I had heard his experiment with the name, but he did later tell me - out of the blue, but apparently after some personal reflection - "But, you know, Mom? Templeton is kind-of a rat name."

But I think I like Templeton better than the last name Cal liked the sound of: Humperdinkle. (The shortened nicknames he came up with for that one being the main drawback.)

9 comments:

Terina said...

i just read yesterdays post and i love the hating thing. my mom once overheard my son tell me that he was mad at me, and she told him that he shouldn't be mad that he needs to love his mom. what the heck? he had a right to be upset seeing that i had left his security pillow in texas and that we had just gotten off the plane in california. i would never tell you that you were glowing. not sure about tremendous either. but i would probably ask if you were feeling well, and say something about how you only had a few more weeks to go, and that baby would be out!!! you can do anything as long as there is an end is what i say....

Liz said...

I yike yoh circles too :)

Sketchy said...

T T Templeton is a nice name. I yike it too.

No Cool Story said...

"What's wrong with your mouth?"

:) Awwww, I LOVE this post. More! More!!

Andrea said...

I just found your blog. Thanks for the laugh! Kids are so entertaining.
I need to write things down to remind me of the cuteness.

Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

Ah yes, the drooping curls - the plague for anyone with coarse, straight hair!! I rarely curl my hair anymore, but when I do - I always go with rollers. That way, my curls are never lopsided, because they all come out at once!!

We just received Charlotte's Web a few weeks ago, and I was thinking the same exact thing myself ... Templeton IS a rat name!!

Julie said...

I love that! Very cute!

Morning Glory said...

It's a good thing you're writing all these things down because these are stories and memories that are too precious to let slip. I hope you're also printing them out and filing them somewhere.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I love spying on my kids as well. Which Charlotte's Web was he watching? The old animated one or the new one?