Two hands

Ever since I jotted down all the things that B repeats back to me I can’t stop noticing them now. The other night we were all putting together a weight bench for our “It’s always snowing or code red outside so might as well build a home gym” room. Or I should say I was lying down dictating instructions, B was taking everything out of the toolkit, and G was doing all the work. At one point I stood up to hold a screw for G and B starts yelling at me, “Be careful Mommy! Don’t stand too close to that! Daddy is working and you might get a bonk!”

All set up! Am I supposed to decorate with something other than my old, sweaty, maternity support belt?

All set up! Am I supposed to decorate with something other than my old, sweaty, maternity support belt?

Basically it seems like everything he repeats is safety related. Is that all that sinks in or do I really follow him around barking safety commands all day? Or maybe he’s just really worried about me?

At last, today when we were reading stories I noticed another one. I was holding a book with one hand while trying to grab something with the other and B yells, “TWO HANDS Mommy! That is for two hands!” It was exactly the tone that Ross uses on that episode of Friends where they are trying to get the couch up the stairs and he keeps yelling, “Pivot! Pivot!”

pivot-ross-couch-friends

So at least I’m not just worried about safety, but also not dropping or spilling things because that makes a mess. Wow, I’m fun.

This mess was actually really helpful as there were some things in there that needed to be thrown out. Like 14 month old breast milk, ew.

This mess was actually really helpful as there were some things in there that needed to be thrown out. Like 14 month old breast milk, ew.

5 Responses to Two hands

  1. haha so funny to hear how much he picks up! Sounds like he is just looking out for his mama ;) Love the new home gym!! I am a bit jealous.. although here it would be because it is too darn hot to do anything outside.. although it is even hotter inside but fans would happen.. and even A/C in my dreams!!

  2. Excellent Friends reference :) we have one piece of exercise equipment in our house that my mom brought over without asking (can you say HINT HINT?); it’s sole purpose is eliciting, “GET OFF THAT THING!!!” safety commands from me to the girls all day long.

  3. So funny! I loved that friends episode and I think of it every time we move a piece of furniture! Your new home gym looks perfect!

  4. So cute that he’s watching out for you! You are going to be the only female in the house, so start preparing for your army of protectors! ;)

  5. aww… he’s so concerned about you! I have one ounce of milk left in my freezer. I can’t part with it… I don’t know why! I guess because I worked too hard to pump for each ounce, haha!