Here are a few snippets of recent conversations from the Shaffer household:
As I was calming the baby the other night he had my hair in his little hands and I offhandedly said, "You're pulling Mommy's hair, Andrew.". At that point Bri, my nine year old exclaimed, "Awww, how cute!!!". We'll see how cute she thinks it is when she's holding him ;)...hee hee.
During four year old Tori's "turn" to hold the baby the other night she commented, "I can't even pick his nose!". No, she wasn't attempting to, I was sitting right there so I know :). I'm assuming she was using it to make the point of how small his little nose is :). Creative, huh?
And my favorite, some of you will remember that we thought that Bethi was going to turn into a big time biter. Luckily she only accomplished it once and the memory of those ten minutes alone in her crib seems to have curbed her attempted habit. Anyway, as I was nursing the baby a couple of days after he was born Bethani came and sat next to me, watching him intently. After a minute she looks up at me and says, "Mommy, baby bites.". Oops :), how do you explain that one to a 17 month old?!