We moved the kids’ carseats together so they are all in one row. They wanted them that way and some minutes everyone is almost singing Kumbaya and others I am singing “No one say anyone’s name or touch each other or breathe in your sister’s hair.”
There is constant chatter now that all three are lined up behind me or maybe they are just so close I hear every word.
On our last round of errands, McKenna ask the car-full a very McKenna-esque question. Interrupting the deep conversation I was having with myself in my head she said:
“What kind of people are we?”
And the answers came rolling in.
Ashlyn: “We are Irish.”
Parker: “We are love. We are loving! Right Mommy? We are loving??”
Sawyer: (answers disqualified because every. single. one had to do with a body part, function or fluid)
McKenna: “Oh, I know what kind of people we are. We are pink, no we are purple.”
Me: “We are purple?! I didn’t know we were purple. When did we turn purple?
McKenna: “Mommmm, we are purple because it’s my favorite and we are my favorite.”
And everyone agreed that we are their favorite and Parker even said we are his “fwavowit” in the way he says it that I make him promise will never change. Because it’s the best mispronunciation of a word ever and I need to record it that way because it makes me want him to be five for 20 more years or so.
I’m pretty sure when there are no carseats to line my backseat this is what I will remember. The conversations I hurry to write down will erase all the ones about how I would really like to drink my coffee hot with a side of no one spilling it into my lap.
They are my favorite.
Ask your kids the same question. Ask them what kind of people you are and see what they come up with. I loved how all of their personalities came out in their answers and would love to hear what your kids say too.
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Erin @ His & Hers says
haha disqualified for bodily fluid references…boys these days 😉 This is adorable!
Wow, that is too sweet. I asked my kids and my 5yo just kept looking at me quizzically and saying, “I don’t know.” And, “What do you mean by ‘what kind of people are we?'” The 3yo just giggled saying, “Mommy, grown-up, grown-up, kid, big kid, and baby.” (I’m pretty sure I was included as the mommy and one of the grown-ups.)
Greta @gfunkified says
I love that! When my kids get back from their trip, I’m definitely going to ask them. (and I love the purple justification!)
I loved her justification too, I thought it was going to be something much more about her than about all of us. Can’t wait to hear what your kids say.
These answers are so sweet!
Chris Carter says
SO precious!! I just love this… had to share!
The question is brilliant and worthy of asking our children…
What a great question to ask.
My daughter’s favourite colour used to be purple too until I recently bought her purple shoes and was informed she no longer likes that colour.
Off we go for a new colour.
Love the question and the answers :-). I am going to ask my little people the question when they wake up. I must admit that I am thinking most of their answers will also get disqualified . . .
Bad Parenting Moments says
“We are purple because purple is my favorite.”
So incredibly sweet. Your family is the best virtual group hug ever.
I love this question – definitely going to try it out on my next ride with the littles…great kids and great answers!!
Don’t forget to come back and tell me what they say, love hearing the answers!
HAHA that is awesome. I know that my kid tells other parents that A. my mom has a broken back and B. She’s a hot babe.
I’ll take em.
But as a family…that will be a hilarious answer.
That is hilarious. My kids say “hey Mom, you’re hot” all the time and they think they are so funny. I guess we could be called worse things ;).
Jenn @ Mommy Needs A Martini says
Me: What kind of people are we?
1yo: Yea! Mama! YEA!
Me: Well alright. How about you? What do you think?
3yo: Wellllllll, we are mommy, daddy, sissy and me! We’re just.. us!
Me: Good answer!
1yo: Yea! EAT!
3yo: Well can these kind of people eat now?
So cute, you can always count on a one year old to keep the conversation going :).
Awwwww….this just gave me the warm and fuzzies all over. Now I’m off to bed with a big smile on my face. Thanks for this!!!
So glad! Thanks for reading, hope you are doing well.
What a great idea! I am going to try this. I’m pretty curious as to what my kids will say – if it will draw out some divisions or if everything will be sweet and cute and innocent.
Ours were sweet and cute and innocent until it got to my four year old, he always has to be the clown of the group.
Oh, that is so sweet! I will ask my kids and I wonder what they will say? My kids ask to sit together too, and you described that relationship to a T. I love your stories, Jessica.
Did you ask them yet? I’m sure your kids will have neat answers, you guys are such a great family.
we recently arranged ours all in a row, too. love these answers.
How’s the seating arrangement going for you guys? It’s going pretty well for us. Everytime I mention moving them back they all say “nooo” so I think that’s a good sign.