Caelan Conversations, Part 5

September 30, 2013


CAELAN [to Bill and I]: You people get away from me while I read these books.


CAELAN: I want to watch the airplane!

SARAH: No, we’re not going to watch anything right now.

CAELAN: I want to watch the airplane!! Oh my gosh, I want to watch the airplane!


CAELAN: Mommy, will you play with me?

SARAH: Yes I will in just a minute.

CAELAN: It’s nice to play with Caelan!


At the grocery store in the macaroni and cheese aisle…

CAELAN [pointing at the Kraft boxes]: I no like blue! Caleb likes blue, I like yellow [points to the Velveeta boxes].

When we left with a couple of Kraft boxes…

CAELAN: No!! I like yellow!!


Caelan grabs a package of magnet paper in our living room.

SARAH: Caelan, please give that back to me, it’s mine.

CAELAN: No no, it’s my favorite!! [pauses] What is it?


Caelan has a cold.

BILL: How you doing Snots McGee?

CAELAN [indignant]: I’m not Snos MaKey, I’m Caelan!


Caelan and I are in the living room when Bill comes down the stairs.

CAELAN [to me]: See? He wasn’t outside!

SARAH: I never said he was!


Caelan looks at my meal planning board which is covered in different color magnets.

CAELAN [in awed voice]: Wow Mommy! Did you do that all by yourself?

SARAH: Yes, I did! Do you like it?

CAELAN: Yes, I like yellow. Where is the yellow? Oh I see it right there next to the purple one and the green one.

SARAH: Well that one is kind of like yellow, but it’s more like…

CAELAN: Orange?

SARAH: Yes, it’s orange.


CAELAN: Sing “Hush Little Baby”, Mommy!

SARAH: No, I already sang it, it’s your turn.

CAELAN: I’m probably tired, you sing it.


SARAH: Caelan, can we put somethings back in your toy box please?

CAELAN: It’s okay, Mommy. I’ll pick them up later.


SARAH: Caelan, don’t climb on the back of my chair please. Sit down!

CAELAN: But Mommy, I’m Spider Man!


CAELAN: How you doing there, Mommy?

SARAH: I’m doing fine, how are you doing?

CAELAN: I’m doing fine. Thank you very much, bye bye [leaves the room].

Caelan Conversations, Part 4

September 9, 2013

Caelan and I are in the kitchen where there is an invisible monster (apparently)

CAELAN: You sit in time out.

SARAH: Who is in time out?


SARAH: Me?! What did I do?

CAELAN: You knocked over the monster.


SARAH: You’re cute.

CAELAN: I’m not cute, I’m Caelan!


CAELAN: What’cha doing, Daddy?

DADDY: Relaxing.

The above repeats over and over and over again until he switches to me…

CAELAN: What’cha doing, Mommy?

SARAH: Sitting with Leah. What are you doing?

CAELAN: I’m crazy.


Caelan puts a napkin on his head…

CAELAN: It’s a nightcap!


SARAH: Caelan, do you want a snack?

CAELAN: Um, actually, I’m going to get the dustbuster.


CAELAN: Come on Mommy and Daddy and Leah! It’s apple sauce time!


CAELAN: Mommy, can I have your pen for a minute?

SARAH: No, you don’t need a pen.

CAELAN: Mommy, we need to share. We need to share pens.


BILL: See you later, alligator. After awhile, crocodile.

CAELAN: Crocodile? [looks around] Where is the crocodile?


SARAH: How about meatballs, tater tots, and broccoli for dinner? And you can have some ketchup, too.

CAELAN: No, I no like ketchup.

I make his dinner and put ketchup on the plate anyway because he loves ketchup.

CAELAN: [seeing the plate] No, I no like ketchup, remember??