“This is a lovely collection and recollection that makes a terrific legacy for this family. I imagine that quotes will be taken from this collection and used for toasts at Victoria and Olivia’s weddings. Parents so often are consumed with guilt over the baby book that is half filled out, or the forgetting of facts about our children that we thought we’d never forget like the date of a first tooth.
Sandy Appleyard shows us that sometimes the best and easiest way to remember a life is through the child’s own voice. She shows us all up in this book by collecting these precious moments in time!The Appleyard children are clearly articulate, curious, insightful, and silly little creatures. I enjoyed spending the morning with them through their snippets in time.”
-Five Stars from Jay Mittener, Top 500 Reviewer for Amazon.
About the Book:
Do you have kids? Do you sometimes want to send them to their bedroom until puberty? And other times, do you want to hug them until they burst?
What about those moments when they say something so innocent and incredibly cute or hilarious that you wish you had a pen and paper so you could remember it?
Well, that’s exactly what I did. My children have given my husband and I so many gifts, but the most precious has been laughter. I made a record of each funny or cute thing that they said since the moment they could speak.
It’s all here in this short yet unforgettable ‘Kids Say The Darndest Things’ style memoir.
No thanks, Mommy, I peed yesterday is a witty, side-splittingly funny comedy that can be enjoyed by both young and old.
The humorous comments, explanations, and kid-thoughts will stay with you for years to come!
This is not a story, it isn’t fiction, very simply put this is a collection of all the wonderfully funny and heart warming statements our children have made since they could speak. They have given us many gifts since they entered our lives, but the most precious gift is laughter.
This book isn’t complete merely because my little ones have something funny to say nearly every day and this is an ongoing diary of all those gems.
I sneezed and asked Olivia to hurry and go get me a tissue; she exclaimed as she ran, “Hurry! Before the burgers get out!!”
Olivia was curiously watching Lady, the family cat, clean herself, and she said matter-of-factly, “Mommy, she’s hungry.”
I was bathing both Olivia and Victoria; Olivia in the adult bath tub and Victoria in her baby bath. Victoria was heartily splashing in her tub; Olivia started screaming, “Oh no Mommy! Victoria is going to break the water!!”
Victoria awoke in her crib and Olivia decided to go in her room and greet her. Olivia came to me afterwards and said very sweetly, “Mommy, Victoria smiled at me in her cage.”
Victoria was having a typical day for a toddler; she was getting into everything. Each time she got into something else, I would call her a trouble maker. As Olivia was trying to put away all her colouring books and crayons, Victoria continuously took them out of the box and threw them all over the floor again. In frustration, Olivia shouted (instead of trouble maker), “Victoria, you’re a marker trouble!”
When Olivia awoke, I asked her if she had to go pee. She answered, “No Mommy, I went pee yesterday.”
Our family cat, Lady was feeling a little frisky, and Olivia feared she might be playfully attacked by her. I tried to ease her fear by saying, “Olivia, Lady loves you, she would never hurt you, you know that, right?” Olivia responded, “I know she loves me, and she’s really scary.”
As I read Olivia her bedtime stories, she started playing with her hair. I said to her, “Did you know I helped make your hair?” She looked at me and asked “At the haircut store?”
My husband Rob was telling Olivia that we were going to McDonald’s to play with her friend Keira. Olivia asked, “At the eating store?”
We went to the second-hand store to buy the girls some much needed clothes. On the way to the store, Olivia asked (instead of second-hand store), “Mommy, where’s the hand store?”
Olivia came out of the bathroom and said proudly, “Mommy, I finished washing all my hands!”
Olivia was playing with her doctor set. She approached me, put the blood pressure armband on me and said, “See Mommy? It’s an arm humper.”
Olivia asked, “Are you going to cook something on the (barbecue) bargeque?”
Olivia said her tummy hurt, so I asked her what she thought might make her feel better, she answered, “My gingerbread cookie.”
I asked Olivia if she wanted any more brothers or sisters, she answered decisively, “Mommy, I want juice.”
As Victoria was crying, Olivia was trying to tell me something and I couldn’t hear her as I picked Victoria up. So I told her, “Honey, I can’t hear you.” When Victoria stopped crying, I then asked Olivia what she wanted to tell me. She answered, “Mommy, I wanted to tell you that Victoria is crying.”
We returned home from shopping, and when Rob finished bringing all the groceries in, Olivia asked, “Daddy, are you out from outside now?”
We were trying to teach Olivia to recognize the places where we travel. We asked her questions like: “Where are we?” And she would reply, “At the grocery store.” Or, “At home.” Or, “Where Mommy gets her back fixed (physiotherapy).” One day we were on a walk; Olivia was on her bike and Rob asked her, “Where are you, Olivia?” She answered, “Daddy, I’m right here!”
Olivia was blowing her nose into a Kleenex and explained, “Mommy, I’m sneezing my nose.”
Victoria lifted up my shirt and poked my belly button. Olivia shouted, “Don’t, Victoria, someone might be in there!”