Peanut Butter

I discovered the most difficult thing about helping with the new baby is keeping 4 1/2 year-old Buttercup quiet when "mommy" naps.

We had a quiet moment this morning on the sun porch while Jammin went to a sports camp.

Me: Look Buttercup! There's a mama Blackbird.

Buttercup: Yup. She eats the peanuts. Then she goes back to the babies and pukes it up and says "here's lunch."

Me, keeping a straight face: I like peanuts, especially in trail mix.

Buttercup: I like peanuts, too. As long as my mommy doesn't puke 'em up.

Comments

heather said…
Right. Peanut butter. I prefer mine smooth to crunchy.
heather said…
Hey! I think this is the first time I've been the first comment on your blog!
WT said…
Now see, if you had another child, you could be a regular blogger again with all that material, or not.
Jan said…
What mental imagery. Thanks for that. You're going to have tons of new material from now on.
Sayre said…
Buttercup's a pretty sharp cookie!

BTW, I posted a link on my blog to the story behind Myfanwy. Mom came through again!
Susie said…
I'd rather have my peanuts int trail mix too. Buttercup sounds as though she doesn't miss much!
Just saw the photo as it wasn't there when I first commented. He's a beautiful baby and her expression is so tender.
Congratulations again!!
xo
Tammy said…
How could you keep a straight face when she said that??? LOL

My youngest is SO sensitive about even talking about that stuff...goes back to a time when she was sick like that and she has too keen a memory!

I guess they couldn't have a play date any time soon! ;)
Desert Songbird said…
That granddaughter of yours is pretty quick with the quips. Must take after her mother and maternal grandmother. *grin*
Hazel said…
You gotta love the way kids like to keep it real while we sugar-coat things!
Heather said…
That is too cute! I love the crazy stuff that comes out of kid's mouths!
hulagirlatheart said…
Sooo funny. By the way the new grandbaby is cute, cute, cute. Congratulations!
Amanda said…
That girl never ceases to amaze me. The stuff that comes outta her mouth!! I hope you are enjoying your time with Kar. Give everyone kisses for me. Especially that little man. (btw, what are we going to dub him?)
grace said…
sorry, I am posting it here, but congratulations on the birth of your grandson!! he looks so cute
coffeypot said…
Well, if mommie did puke the up it would be a warm meal.
Heather said…
I forgot to say how wonderful it is that you are there helping out. I don't know what I would have done without my mom after the birth of each of my three kids.
karisma said…
Im with Buttercup on this one, I like mine the first time round! I will never see peanuts in the same light again!
IamwhoIam said…
I argee with Buttercup, I like mine peanutbutter non-puked. How you kept a stright face is beyond me
Hayden said…
ahhh, the clarity when you're young. She's right. Much better not to have your peanuts pre-puked.
Olive said…
The grandson is, well, he is a baby and if cute fits the bill than cute he is. Buttercup will have alot to teach him. She is one smart cookie.
Kila said…
I'm with Buttercup!

When Karmyn doesn't need you anymore, c'mon over ;)
I must admit, your blog name caught my eye. Dust, dishes, it's all waiting at my house! Our grandchildren - the icing on the cake!
kailani said…
I agree. It doesn't sound too appetizing.
Gattina said…
Looks like if you enjoy your grandma job very much !!
as the mother of a kid with a peanut allergy, i've seen it come back the second time more times than i care to count.

believe me, it's nothing to write home about.
A Spot of T said…
What a smart little 4 1/2 year old Buttercup is. And I concur. No puking up of the peanuts.
ChrisB said…
Children say the cutest things. It sounds like you are being well entertained!
Cruise Mom said…
I'm so glad I visited you this morning - a great chuckle to start my day!
lisa marie said…
I'll agree with Butercup. :) No puking of peanuts please.
wendster said…
... and no peanut oil, please. It looks too much like peanut puke.

Wendy
nikki said…
She is so wise for being so young.
Sandy said…
I may never eat crunchy peanut butter again! Buttercup knows a lot about baby birds and mama birds. Someone has obviously spent a lot of time talking to her and answering that myriad of questions.

I agree with Heather. It is nice that you are there to help Karmyn. I do not know what I would have done without my mom.

From the other side? I cannot imagine anything better than helping my daughter when she had her lil man. Enjoy.
Walker said…
Can't blame Buttercup for that, really.
ablondeblogger said…
LOL! Out of the mouths of babes..literally!

(The baby is gorgeous, btw)
dawn said…
I am with Buttercup, I prefer the peanuts not puked up. Very cute reasoning on her part.
PAT said…
Cute story, Pamela!

Congratulations on your new grandson! He and Buttercup are cutie pies!

Pat
BarnGoddess said…
omg. I choked on my RedBull while reading this. haha!
I feel the same way — imagine that. ;)
Kelly - PTT said…
Oh goodness - Buttercup is such a treat. What a cutie.
judypatooote said…
Out of the mouth of babes.....I wish I would have wrote down all the things my grand babies said when they were little....now I forget, but I remember some funny moments....
Jettie said…
OOHH THAT IS SO CUTE!!!
Faye said…
Finally! I've been trying to open your comment page for three days Pamela. Kept getting a "stop" sign. Happens to me a lot when trying to comment on your blog--I'm totally puzzled.

Anyway! I just wanted to add my congratulations to the many you've received on the birth of your grandson. Hope you're needed by the new mother for several weeks to come. . .
Susie Q said…
Out of the mouths of children come pure gems. I LOVE it.
How did you keep a straight face??

Love,
Sue
swampy said…
Oh-h-h. E-w-w-w. Our posts have something in common today.
Puked up peanuts.
Puked up Jolly Rancher blue Slushee.
Biker Betty said…
Kids - yea gotta love 'em, lol. Buttercup is one smart cookie!!
C said…
Go read Burnette's Drank post. It will make you want to puke something up.
wendster said…
OOohhhhh! Swampy! What a visual that is.

Hope it wasn't on the carpet.
Jeanette said…
Hi Pamela, dont kids say the cutest thinks enjoy your grandkids im Nan of 12.
Molly said…
See...Buttercup is wise just like her grandma.
Jenni said…
That Buttercup is a hoot!

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