We thought it would be a good idea to save and share some of the precious and/or humorous things that come from Ryder’s mouth — there have been quite a few. Unfortunately, we’ve probably forgotten more than we’ve captured; nevertheless, we’ll try and make this a regular blog occurrence. The particular phrase “What he saying?” is one of Ryder’s favorite questions, as well, and therefore a perfect title for this post.
Ryder: “What’s a nose for?”
Ryan: “It’s for breathing, and for smelling things.”
Ryder: “No. It’s for boogs. And for blowin’.”
When we brought Maisy home from the hospital, she had, like most babies, the dried stump of her umbilical cord protruding from her belly button. During one diaper change, Ryder noticed this anatomical feature.
Caitlin: “It’s Maisy’s umbilical cord. It’s where she used to get her food when she was in Mommy’s tummy.”
Ryder [with his own explanation] : “There’s poop coming out of Maisy’s penis.”
Since Maisy’s arrival Caitlin has enlisted the aid of a nipple shield in the breastfeeding process. It has a been very helpful in making the process bearable, or so I’m told. The “nipple shield” is a thin piece of silicone. It sits in on a dish next to our bed for easy access. Ryder walks up to Cait, who’s laying in bed. He grabs the nipple shield and holds it up to her.
Ryder: “You want to put your boob on?”
Out on a walk around the neighborhood, Ryan noticed that there was a huge amount of standing water in the local park. He took Ryder in the stroller to look at the excessive number of seagulls that were cavorting in the pools. After discussing what the seagulls were doing for a little while, Ryder was ready to go and look for puppies, which we’d being seeing a good number of in the neighborhood.
Ryan: “Are you ready to go?”
Ryder: “Bye bye seagulls, have fun looking for seeds.”