(i hear eleanor talking in the other room.) me: who are you talking to?
eleanor: heavenly father. i’m telling him about my balloon.
me: oh, are you saying a prayer?
eleanor: no. i’m just chit chatting with him.
eleanor walks out of her bedroom and into ours at 1AM one night, rubs her eyes, and excitedly announces, “GOOOOOD MORNINGGGGG!” with a mischievous smile.
during a conversation about growing up, me: “when you grow up though we’ll still be close, right? and spend lots of time together, ok?” eleanor: “i don’t know. i might live far away, mama. we might have to just FaceTime.”
“mama, can you help me count to 37?”
“oh wait. how about we count to 38?” (starts nodding her head while she whispers to herself, “this is going to be awesome.”)
eleanor heard a “knock knock” joke somewhere so they’ve been saying “knock knock” and “who’s there” a lot trying to be funny. samson wanted to take a stab at it, too.
S: knock knock!
E: who’s there?
E: samson, who?
S: samson rex davis.
E: samson rex davis, who?
S (not quite understanding and getting frantic): samson rex davis samson!
while playing ice cream shop one day, “want some ice cream, mama?” sure! what flavors do you have? “uh, chocolate. not strawberry. not vanilla. and mint chip.”
while driving in the car in DC, samson wanted us to unbuckle his carseat one day.
josh: “but we can’t unbuckle your seatbelt while the car is going, samson. do you know why? we could get in an accident and you could get hurt or die.”
samson: “but jesus can resurrect me and i be samson alive again! aw-wight?!”
after every meal: “look guys, i’m eating this right now and growing!” (stands up on chair and reaches for the sky) “see? i getting bigger!” (then he goes and sees if he can reach the light switch yet.) “not yet!”
after i call samson to come over to put his shoes on,
“i’m coming!” (starts running towards me and then stops abruptly a few feet away.
“why did you stop? come here.”
holds his finger up in the air and says, “it’s a red light, mama….. oh! green light!” and starts running the rest of the way.
more eleanorisms // samsonisms.
hope you have a wonderful happy monday!