Sunday, June 01, 2008

Popsicles and an Airplane

Yesterday I cleaned the whole house. It looks clean and it smells clean. Let's see how long it lasts. While I was cleaning the kitchen yesterday, Felix came to me asking for a popsicle. I had bought popsicles while the Sharps were at our house and the boys had eaten them all this week. Felix loves popsicles. He asks for them all day, without ceasing. "Momma, I have popseekle?" "Momma, I eat popseekle now?" "Momma, I eat popseekle for 'nack?" We ran out of popsicles two days ago. I have not yet purchased more popsicles. However, this does not stop a relentless two year old from asking every ten minutes as long as he's awake. My answer is the same, "Felix, we are out of popsicles. Would you like something else?" To which he always says yes. Then we hunt him something out of the pantry and he eats it, only to come to me later and ask me for more popseekles. No, no it IS cute. His little voice is slightly lispy and he's learning how to put sentences together. However, it is highly annoying to be asked the same question over and over again, especially as persistent as he is. I do not remember my older two doing this, and yet I'm sure they had some similiar knack they used to do to grate on my nerves.

Well yesterday, in a momentary lapse of reason (hmmm, Pink Floyd album), I told the boys that we would be flying to Florida on Thursday for a visit to Grandma and Papaw (my parents). I had told the older ones this before, but had not mentioned it to Beex on purpose, because of his habit of asking me a kajillion times about whatever. And THEN, I said to Felix, "We'll have to tell Grandma how much you like popsicles so she'll have some for you." And, FREEZE. I regretted saying those two sentences almost as soon as they exited my mouth. For the rest of the day, and already three times this morning, Felix would come and say, "Gwanma said to get my popseekles momma?" "Momma, we fwy auhplane to Gwanma's and get popseekles?" "Momma, we go latuh to Gwanma's house and get popseekles?" "No momma, you say Gwanma get me some popseekles." Later, under his own deduction of reasoning, figured out that Connor (my sister's youngest) lives in Florida so he would then throw "Conna" into the mix. "Momma, we fwy auhplane to Gwanma's and see Conna and get popseekles a'day (today)?" I tried to teach him to say in 5 days, but that really only confused him. Even during our movie night last night, he leaned over to me and whispered, "Momma, I see Conna and get popseekles a'day."

And now, as I'm posting, he has come to me, kissing my arm and saying, "Momma, you tell Gwanma to get me popseekles? I go see Conna and we have popseekles a'day? Momma, you say Gwanma get me popseekles? Momma, I hungry for bekfast."

Mother, please, PLEASE, buy some popsicles for my poor, deprived two year old.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Brandon is a big fan of popsicles too. He gets them at MDO. The bad thing about him being a smart little guy is I have to hide when I want to eat a chocolate chip cookie.

Brenda said...

Felix - papaw JUST got back from the store and he bought LOTS and LOTS of popsicles, fudgesicles and ice cream bars (Good Humor Chocolate Eclair - although the Good Humor bars are now 1/2 gone and we will probably have to make another run prior to Thursday). But WE are ready for you, Silas and Corin!!!! We are sooooooo excited we can't wait to see you. Have a fun airplane ride!

Hugs and Kisses - love Gwanma

Brenda said...

Hey Felix - Connor loves popsicles too!!

Brenda said...

AND guess what else - Uncle Nick bought these GREAT water blaster squirt guns for the pool. We will have sooooo much fun eating popsicles and squirting Papaw.

love you, :)

Kristi said...

We are so excited that you are coming down. We are going to have so much fun! The beach, rodeo (maybe Friday night kids are free), and of course eating all those popsicles that Papaw and Gwanma bought!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Can Lexi and Ashton come over to Gwanma's and have popsicles too?

We actually go through a 36 pack of flavor pops a week in my house, but not because my children eat them...Noooooooooo, they don't even know they exist! I don't think they've ever had a popsicle or a flavor pop! I'm so mean! No, Daddy is the flavor pop-a-holic in this house!!!!

Rachel Garcia said...

oh kim.. that is too funny. I feel your pain. Jorge asks me over and over again the same thing all the time. its truly annoying and cute all at the same time.

Amy said...

Hey, I bought a box of 100 yesterday!! Come see us and eat popsicles!

Missy said...

I wonder where the OCD comes from?
I see a pattern...
"Lets watch Phantom of the Opera over and over and over"
"When can I have popsycles?"
Me thinks your wee child is like his Momma!

Crissy said...

If what Missy says is true... bless his heart.

Marsha said...

Hey Brenda, may I please have a popsicle? Um, the Good Humor bar (or box) sounds good to me. I believe Publix sells dry ice. Email me and I'll send you my address! ;)