Friday, October 11, 2013

According to Cal


This is Cal's last year home with me before he starts school.

[[ Insert cliché here: "I wish I could slow down time!" "They grow up so fast!" "If only he could stay little forever!" etc. etc. ]]

I do adore having him around. He is helpful, clever, and perpetually entertaining. Some days I wish I could have a 4-year boy as a sidekick for the rest of my life.

Last night I was looking through a journal I keep of funny things the kids say and realized that, in spite of being my youngest talker, he has the most entries. Here are some of my favorite quotes of his from the past year -

"I wish I was half kid, half grownup, and half Spiderman."


(Walking into IKEA) "Oh wow, I've never smelled THIS place before."


"Mom, did you know Buzz Lightyear can lift a train? Not even I can do that."


"What if you're a REALLY good boy, you just REALLY want to shoot ducks?"


After Jack made him get out of pool for taking Leah's toy, he stormed past me and said, "This is my worst life!"


One morning I asked if he wanted to invite his friend Adam over for a playdate. He said, "I don't know, that's a hard question. He's kind of a Sunbeam."


Eddie grabbed a razor in the bath and cut his hand. Cal walked in as I was trying to stop the bleeding and said "Wow, Mom. That was your fault."


"Mom I just remembered something I forgot to tell you this morning when you dropped me off at preschool."
"What?"
"That I didn't want to go."


"Eddie is so cute. I'm going to miss him when he goes on a mission."


Jack told him he was taking him to a Washington Nationals game. He picked up his bat and said, "OK. I'll do my best."


Pointing out the Bishop's Christmas card to his preschool class, "Look guys. It's the boss of the Church."


(Exiting the bathroom) "I still have a wiener. I'm still a boy."


I keep a trophy in the kitchen that's a statue of a chef holding a spoon. He asked if I had won it and when I said yes, said "Wow, you must be really good at stirring soup."


His friend Paul gave him a note that said, "I love you Cal." He gave it back and said, "Next time just draw Batman."


One night I bore my testimony that after we die we can be with our families forever. I asked if he had any questions and he said, "Will we be able to eat hot lava?"


"Why is Uncle Richard taking a nap? Only moms take naps."


"I had a bad dream. I dreamed the moon could talk."
"What did it say?"
"That I had to clean the whole world."


I told him we need to buy a new jacket because his is getting too small, and he said, "Really? I thought I was getting too big."


After an employee at Costco called him Batman, he leaned over and whispered, "HOW does he know??"

11 comments:

Mike said...

Oh my goodness! That kid is hard to respond too. That imagination, along with creative oratory will lead somewhere that is interesting.

Like you, I can't believe he is almost ready for K.

Of course, more wonderful memories for the family that dwells in the House that Jack Built.

Jodi said...

Oh that is too funny! I need to keep a journal like that. Good thing we haven't gotten to the point yet where we've already missed stuff.

Aileen said...

Katie, we ALWAYS imitate Calvin at our house and this will just be so much fun to read to my kids!!!!! I wish you would post Calvin quotes at least once a month! His thoughts are out if this Workd funny! Love that kid!!

Aileen said...

whoops excuse those typos!

Susan said...

I have to add another one. Calvin was desperate for a clip board so I took him to Target and we found one in the dollar section. While we were in line to pay, he said, "Grandma, I suddenly changed my mine, I want you to buy me a suitcase."
THAT KID MELTS ME!!! Katie, thanks for sharing.


Kristin said...

I just laughed my head off. Seriously. It's sitting in my lap.. Calvin!! I am SO happy you wrote all of these down. And I'm taking mental notes to make sure I do the same for any future 4 yr old boys of mine… Holy guacamole that was funny!

Julianne said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am laughing OUT LOUD. I love that kid soooo much. Keep these quotations coming!

Kristin said...

I can't get enough! MORE MORE! What a great kid! Noah and Cal have a lot in common, except I don't have enough sense to write everything down! He makes crazy cute comments all the time! I am going to take this as a lesson, and start now! Thanks for sharing! I hate that we aren't close by to hang out! I miss you guys SO SO MUCH!! Love LOVE his quotes! Send me one every day!

Daneille said...

I haven't laughed so hard since your 10 Plagues of Easter and the We're in the Process of Moving themed birthday party, combined! His brilliant little mind is something else! Thanks for keeping those safe and for sharing them with us. I love you guys!

Daneille said...

p.s. When Jack was 3 I had just given him an elaborate rendering of the Plan of Salvation. When I was finished, to test whether he'd been listening (a 3 year-old?) I asked him, "So Jack, what do we have to do to go back to Heaven?" His perfectly correct answer: "Die."

Lisa said...

You need to start the Cal Comedy Tour. His first stop should be Jimmy Fallon's show. My eyes are starting to water with laughter tears just thinking about it.

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