The Sayings of Cami
Cami, Born 2010
Camden: I think I'm getting better... I don't have garbage bags under my eyes anymore.
Camden: Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb! Mary had a little lamb, his lion was a lamb.
Austin: Do you know the real words?
Austin: "His fleece was white as snow"... Do you know what fleece is?
Camden: Yeah, the little bugs in pets fur.
Putting Camden down for nap...
Camden: What time I am the allowed to get up?
Janae: I'm not sure... It was a pretty busy day.
Camden: How about 3:70?
Cami was playing the bowed psaltry on the sharped notes (a pentatonic sound).
Cami: Grampi, I’m playing Canadian music!
In the car:
Camden: I have to go potty!
Janae: We will be home in 5 min. Can you hold it?
Camden: It depends. You have different versions of "5 minutes".
Janae: What do you mean?
Camden: Well, 'time out for 5 minutes' takes a long time. But when we're at the pool and you say '5 more minutes' it's a really short time.
Janae was getting ready to take a shower and both kids come into her room...
Camden: We want to take a shower too!
Janae: No, I need 10 minutes of peace and quiet.
Camden: How long did you sleep last night?
Janae: About 8 hours
Camden: Is that longer than 10 minutes?
Camden: Then you've already had enough peace and quiet today.
Janae was in a hurry to get out the door one morning. They had to leave at 7:30 - much earlier than the kids were used to. They got in the car and Camden was looking at herself in the rear view mirror and touching her eyes.
Camden: What are these lines?
Janae: Those are called "bags under your eyes"... It means you need more sleep.
Camden: Well, I don't like it at all. It makes me look old and wrinkly like Grandma Turner.
From the backseat of the car...
Camden: Brother has boogers on his nose.
Janae handed Camden a tissue.
Camden: I can't reach his nose!
Janae: Give it to him and tell him how to do it.
Camden: Bubba, wipe your nose. A little more. Now wipe your cheek. No! The other cheek. Okay now you need to wipe both cheeks. Now wipe your eye. Wipe your nose again. Mom, I think he's going to need another tissue.
Jan 5, 2015
Austin and Janae went out without the kids. When Janae got the kids afterwards in the car:
Janae: So what did you do tonight?
Camden: We sang a song, then we read a bunch of books, and we sang some more songs. And then we fight, and fight some more. And whoever is still standing wins. Whoever falls down loses.
Levi: Where is your farter?
Camden: He is at work.
Levi: How did he get at work?
Camden: He drove
Levi: Does it stink?
Camden: No! my father does not stink!
Levi: Well, my farts stink... I dont know why yours don't stink...
Camden: Uh... Levi, you tooted.
Levi: No I didn't, I farted.
Camden: No. I smell it... you tooted.
Levi: What is tooted?
Camden: You toot when you tooted. Its a toot. Like a toot.
Levi: I didn't do that... I farted.
Camden: No Levi... you tooted. Not farted.
Levi: I farted again.
Elias just woke up, and was fussing from his crib...
Janae: Camden, can you play with Eli for a couple minutes while I start a load of laundry?
Janae was in the other room when Eli started SCREAMING.
Camden: Mom, he doesn’t like it when I scare him...
They are in the car, Janae is driving... Camden is looking sleepy in the back seat with her head cocked to one side.
Janae: Camden, are you getting tired?
Camden: No, I just want to be beautiful. And when I put my head to the side like this, it makes me beautiful.
Janae: Camden, are you getting sleepy?
Janae: Your eyes look tired
Camden: No... They are silly. They don't know what they are talking about... Because they don't talk.
Camden: Mom, when is my friend going to be here?
Janae: In about an hour.
Camden: But how many minutes?
Janae: No minutes... just an hour.
Camden: Mom, I know that an hour is 60min... next time just say 60minutes.
Camden is playing with a balloon in the back yard, throwing it up in the air. A jet airplane goes over.
Cami: I can't throw it up in the air right now because the airplane might pop it.
Camden was being as quiet as a mouse in the backseat...
Janae: Are you tired?
Camden: Mom, just because I'm not taking, it doesn't mean I'm tired. I just have nothing to say.
Janae: What do you want for lunch?
Camden: I don't know.
Janae: Well, what do you like?
Camden: Cats, gum, pennies, lotion, giraffes, crayons...
Camden just saw a little boy with a mullet…
Camden: Boys are not supposed to have girl hair mom... and its not cut right either.
Looking at cars going the other way...
Camden: Why are those cars not moving?
Janae: It's called traffic.
Camden: Why is the traffic not moving?
Austin: Isn't that a great question?
Camden: Is it because there are too many cars?
Camden: No no Elias! That's mine!
Janae: Then move it away from him!
Camden: I did! But he got it again!
Janae: Well, that's what happens when little brothers start to crawl.
Camden: Can you tie his hands so he can't crawl anymore?
Janae took delivery of an energetic kitten. Cami was playing with her, then came to Janae.
Cami: She scratched me Mom.
Janae: I'm sorry; I'll cut her toenails.
Cami (scrunching her nose up): Can you cut her teeth too?
Janae: Let's go grocery shopping.
Cami: No. I don't want to go anywhere today.
Janae: (as Eli turns and looks at her) See Cami? Eli is saying "Lets go to the store!"
Cami: No... Babies don't talk!
Janae: Well, that's what he's thinking then.
Cami: Boys can't think! Their heads are too small to think!
Janae was cleaning up a very large Eli diaper mess. (He was 3 mo old.):
Cami: My poop is brown... Why is Eli's yellow? Yellow is for the sun... That is NOT the sun!
Cami: I have a big tummy... I'm going to have a baby now.
Janae: No... Not until you get bigger and older.
Cami: I am bigger now! I can reach the candy that you hide from me! I am almost as tall as you!
Elias was crying in the back seat, and it escalated to the extreme cry that he had only done a couple times.
Cami: His other cries are all gone. He has new cries now. It's the louder kind.
Janae was sitting on the couch nursing Elias. Camden was sitting next to her because she wanted to cuddle. Elias started kicking her while nursing.
Cami: Mom! He's kicking me!
Janae: Scoot over a little until I'm done nursing.
Cami: If I sit on his feet he won't kick me. It won't hurt him. I promise.
Cami (saying goodbye after dinner): I'm so sorry, I have to go home now.
Janae: what do you want for lunch?
Cami: I don't want lunch sweetie pie.
Janae: My name is mom, not sweetie pie... You call me mom.
Cami: I'm sweetie pie?
Janae: Yes... You are sweetie pie.
Cami: I'll call you sweetie pie after lunch then.