A bunch of you asked if we’d be continuing this series from Young House Life over here after this post, and the answer is yes. So… happy Saturday! And happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies out there who are celebrating it (says the bleary eyed sleep-deprived mom who wouldn’t have it any other way).
Clara (stalling before bedtime): Wait! Before bed let’s talk about my room!
Mom: What about your room?
Clara: My fairy lights.
Mom: What about them?
Clara: They make… my eyes… feel… so… round.
Clara (randomly in the middle of breakfast after looking down at her outfit): I have the most beautiful dress in Virginia.
Clara (looking through an old People magazine & pointing to a gold Oscar statue from the Academy Awards): What’s that?
Mom: That’s called an Oscar statue.
Clara: The Oscar statue looks like a big fruit snack.
Clara (after throwing a ball in the air and catching it before it hit the ground): I’m a hero! Or maybe I’m not.
Clara (after we got home from the hospital with Teddy): Today I’m going to name him Teddy, and then next time I’m going to name him Butch, and then next time I’m going to name him Barnacle, and then next time he’ll be Teddy again!
Mary @ Redo 101 says
I’m so glad you’re mixing these Clara-isms in here on the main site – she is The Funniest Girl in Virginia! Happy Mother’s Day, Sherry!
What a pleasant surprise (having a post on Saturday). Thanks and happy mother’s day to you as well.
Love it! I laughed way too loud at “Oscar looks like a big fruit snack” :)
Mrs. Money says
Happy Mother’s Day!
I think she may just be the cutest, happiest girl of ever.
Haha I love her she’s amazing!! Hope my future baby girl will be as funny as her :)
Emily Bufler says
haha This was one of my favorites to date! I love the “most beautiful dress in Virginia” bit…
She is just too cute! (I love your fairy lights too, Clara. So much that I bought some for my own room)
Oh this is precious. “Barnacle”. I mean, honestly, ha ha! My niece has currently just turned 5, and having phone conversations with her has become infinitely more fun. I always sing her the Part of your World song from Little Mermaid, and she goes wild! It’s wonderful to have bright convos with them, even from miles away.
Lauren H. says
These always make me smile. How does so much personality fit into such a tiny frame?
Happy Mother’s Day, Sherry! Wishing you and the whole family a wonderful day!
Laura V says
Oh my lanta, I just love reading the Clara Conversations! So glad Young House Life and Love are together. Always a joy to read!!
Sarah @ Sarah's Daybook says
Hahaha! She is so funny!! Happy Mother’s Day, Sherry!
Karen L. says
Funny girlie, indeed! Happy Mother’s day, Sherry. Enjoy.
Sarah @ Sarah's Daybook says
Just saw Teddy’s photo from this week! So cute!! Love the outtakes :) First one where his eyes are open!
I know! They grow up so fast (sniffle).
These get funnier every time! Happy Mother’s Day Sherry.
Sara Kiiru says
Love this so much! One of my very favorite parts of motherhood is recording the things our boys say. Some days my own can’t move fast enough! You can share this stuff as often as you want. :-)
These made me laugh….I’ve a little boy roughly the same age (bit younger praps?) coming out with similar things and they warm my heart. We hail from London and recently whilst travelling on a slightly different route to our norm he was listening out for the bus stop announcements.
“Trafalgar Estate” says the electronic voice
“Don’t know it estate…..” Says O
“Cutty Sark” says the electronic voice
“Mummy….don’t know it Cutty Ark” said and increasingly worried O….
He knew the cinema though….our final destination and one he was pleased with!
What a cutie!
She is the cutest thing ever! And tell her I said she does an awesome job brushing those pearly whites!! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day…
Lara C says
Ha! Love these! My three-year-old has started many conversations in the car lately with, “Mommy, let’s have a conversation about airbags” (thanks to the little warning picture on the sun visor) or, my personal favorite, “Mommy, tell me all about your adventures.” Where do I start?!
Honestly, the eyes so round thing made me laugh so hard. So hard! It’s so funny, and I don’t know why it makes me laugh as hard as it did.
My three year old said “what the heck” tonight and it cracked me up as well. Kids are so great. Happy Mother’s Day Sherry!
Happy mothers day. I’ll be seeing mine on Monday for dinner. Can’t wait.
I love these posts, and I’m glad you’re keeping them. She is so cute! The silly things she says always makes me smile :)
I love these! Happy Mothers Day Sherdog!
So cute!!! Kids seriously say the greatest things!
Allie Atkinson says
OMG Here (in NZ) people is a p0rn magazine :0 I was wondering “what the…” before remembering that it’s not where you are. Phew!
Clara is so cute. I have missed reading about her Claraisms.
No way! That’s hilarious!
Emily @ Life on Food says
Oh the world through children. So cute!!
Oh, yay! I would’ve missed these. Happy Mother’s Day, Sherry!
Haha too funny! Loved the “I’m a hero…or maybe I’m not” XD
A post on Saturday, what a lovely surprise! I’ve been enjoying your changed pace and this sweet touch is just heartwarming. It really does feel like reading YHL 4 years ago, when just about anything could happen. Cheers to spontaneity, and happy Mothers Day!
So many cute-isms from 30 plus years ago (oh, yes, time goes by much too quickly), but I do have one absolute favorite. Upon learning that his brand new baby sister’s name was actually Rebecca (even though we would be calling her Becky), three year old Brian asked, “Is my real name Re-Brian?”
caroline [the diy nurse] says
Sounds like there was some bedtime delay attempts there ;)
Heidrun Finnbogadottir says
Hehe such a funny girl,thanks for sharing and happy mothers day
OMG, Convo #5! Too beautiful. But so true though, no? Some days you just need to use a different name, and the next day it’s back to their normal name, and only the cool kids get to do that.
Nicole S. says
Happy Mothers day!
clara, my eyes are so round too.
happy mother’s day to all.
Love to have this kind of posts in here!
Happy Mother’s Day! Such funny moments to capture! My little one is only saying ‘cheese’ and ‘shoes’ currently (both important words!) but I can’t wait to hear the full sentences that come out of her mouth one day :)
Happy Mother’s Day! Wanted to let you know that my sister and I (both huge fans!) decided to take our mom to Homearama and to some of your posted favorite Eats and Thrifts this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day. Easy drive from the Annapolis, MD area and thanks to you guys we had a great time in Richmond. We loved your house best!
ae reed says
I just LOVE the Clara conversations!! :). I have two nieces and I wished I would have thought to do this…..it’s wonderful!!!! :)
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, SHERRY!!!!
You sure have the funniest girl in Virginia.
“The Oscar statue looks like a big fruit snack.”
I laughed so much at this one.
Vicki Brawley says
The conversations were precious. I love reading yiur blog but am curious as to why it no longer comes through email. I enjoy following you on fb but I like the email.
We have heard that yahoo changed something so everyone who subscribed to any blogs no longer gets them. They seem to still work with gmail if you have an email with that service. Hope it helps!
Nicole B. says
She’s such a cutie!
As of right now, our little guy is mainly saying “Uh-oh, no, mama, and down”. Makes me smile.
Happy Mothers day!
Courtney R. says
“The Oscar statue looks like a giant fruit snack”… I almost died…in a good way! This child is hysterical! These certainly always brighten my day!! Happy Momma’s Day Hun!
Loving the new YHL! Clara Convos are completely endearing.
So cute! Our eldest is almost 4 and is such a silly goose, too. Kids are the best. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day! xoz
Liz || Shopping My Closet says
Love these conversations!
Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com
Rebecca W. says
So funny! The different names one made me think of my youngest sibling. Growing up with three older sisters, he once commented that in a few years he would grow up to be a Kimi. And then he’ll be a Becky and after that, a Jenny (naming all of us in age order)! It’s too funny how the minds of kids work and how they shape their world. Happy Mother’s Day!
Mary Beth says
Hope you had a lovely mother’s day, Sherry..
paige @ Lux Per Diem says
so cute! You should work these into your next family yearbook!