Blog-o! Notes from

Mon, 20 Sep 2010

Sometimes talking to Cordelia is exhausting because she likes to say things very thoroughly. So yesterday I was in the shower and she knocked on the door and said, "C'n I go pee?"

"Sure, as long as you don't flush."

"Okay, mama, I was going to tell you when I was going to flush!"

"Okay, thanks."

"So you can get out of da water!"

"Yeah, that's right."

"But not out of da shower!"


"Just out of da water part of da shower!"

"That's right."

"But stay in da shower!"

"Yes. Thank you."

"But go out of da water!"

sigh "Right."

[Posted at 16:23 by Amy Brown] link
Sat, 04 Sep 2010

When you read this you have to try and imagine Cordelia's parts in Cordelia's voice, which is squeaky and loud and very enthusiastic. She also still pronounces "th" as "d", so really everything she says sounds hilarious.

Cordelia: I can't decide if I should marry Charlie [her newborn cousin] or Otis!
Me: I think you should marry Otis, because Charlie is already related to you.
Cordelia: (Thinks about it.) But Otis doesn't like kissing, and kissing is how you get married!

Me: We only have three sea monkeys left.
Cordelia: But maybe two of them will get married and have babies!
Me: Do you need to get married to have babies?
Cordelia: No! (Thinks.) But you need to have a house!
Me: Why?
Cordelia: Because you have to do a naked hug to have babies! And if you don't have a house everyone will see you do a bits-bits hug! And bits are private!

[Posted at 21:14 by Amy Brown] link
Sun, 14 Mar 2010

I posted this as a comment over at Hollie's blog and thought I should put it here too.

We were at the grocery store today and Blake and Cordelia were having conversations on the pretend phone – you know the one you make with your little finger and thumb outstretched?

Well, Cordelia called Blake and said, “Is Mummy there?” Actually, what she said was “Give it to Mummy”, but she meant “Is Mummy there?”

So Blake held his pretend phone up to my face, and I said, “Hello?”

Cordelia paused, giggled, and said, “Bye!”

That’s right, she prank-called me on the pretend phone.

[Posted at 21:09 by Amy Brown] link
Sat, 31 Jan 2009

This morning Delphine was reading Cordelia one of those "Baby Genius" alphabet books with the questions that are supposed to help you talk to you kid about the picture, because they assume you're not capable of having a conversation with your child about a picture in a book.

So they were on "I", and Cordelia's job was to locate the "ice skates". Last time we read the book she only found the skaters, so Delphine was very pleased when, this time, she successfully identified the ice skates. She shouted across the room, "Mumma, she found the ice skates this time! Last time she only found the skaters!"

Cordelia grinned, bounced up and down on the couch and shouted, "I'm smarter than usual!"

I need that on a t-shirt.

[Posted at 21:27 by Amy Brown] link
Tue, 29 Apr 2008

Cordelia is so funny and verbal that I think we almost take the cute things she says for granted, but I'm going to try and write some of them down for posterity, and Delphine's too!

Today, Cordelia had just woken up from her nap and she accompanied me into the bathroom while I peed. After I finished peeing she said "You need paper?" I agreed and she got me one little piece of toilet paper, crumpled up into a tiny ball.

I looked at it and said, "I have to get some more because my bits are very big."

She said, "I like your hairy and big, strong bits!"

"Thank you!"

"And also your slippers."

[Posted at 20:00 by Amy Brown] link