I was going through clothes and had set aside some into a donation pile. Manny must have seen the pile in my room because he comes downstairs with a shirt I was not planning to keep. He approaches me holding it...
Manny: This shirt is SO awesome, mommy! I love it! It’s really pretty!
Really? Now I’m re-thinking my decision...
Mom: Hey manny, do you want some cereal?
Manny: How about cheese? Cheese is good...
Apparently I asked the wrong question?
Manny: Why did you disobey me, mommy?
Mom: Emmanuel... it was you who disobeyed.
Manny: Tell me, why is it important to obey?
Mom: How about you tell me.
Manny: Because it gives God glory.
Mom: Yes, our obedience gives God glory.
Manny: That’s right, mommy! You’re right!
Why does this feel reversed?...
This is a common quote when I find him somewhere he isn’t supposed to be:
Mom: Manny... what are you doing?
Manny: It’s ok, mommy. I’m just doing something.
After I fixed a toy that he didn’t even know needed fixing.
Mom: Here, Mann. *hands him repaired toy*
Manny: *GASP!* Thanks mom! It’s the best day ever!!!
Manny: Mommy, let me help you and save your life.
Mom: *takes manny’s hand, playing along* Wow! You saved my life!
Manny: I did! Every time!
Getting ready to do something:
Mom: Manny, do you need to pee first?
Manny: No, I don’t. I just peed all day!
Mom: Manny... you need Jesus.
Manny: You better believe it!!!
Watching Mitch pull out of the driveway from the window.
Manny: No! Daddy Please! Don’t leave me!!!
Mom: Hey! I’m here with you!
Manny: *looks at me confused*... And.... who are you?
Oh, child... where did you learn sarcasm...?
Manny: *seeing his Paw Patrol shirt in the clean laundry* My Paw Patrol!!!! Thank you!! Thank you so much!!! *puts shirt on* Now I have powers!
Mom: What? You have powers?
Manny: No! I don’t have powers! I can’t FLY!
This was definitely said in a “please mom! Don’t be ridiculous!” tone... as if I just suggest the craziest things...
Mom: I love Jesus. Manny, do you love Jesus?
Manny: Yes, I do!
Mom: What do you love about Jesus?
Manny: Mommy, can you just tickle me and make me fart?
Manny: Ya know... sometimes I see a rock on the ground, and I feel better, and then... *GASP!* Is that a star?!?! I didn’t know!!!!
(I had drawn a star on a sticky note....)
About 5 minutes later...
Mom: Manny, you said that sometimes you see a rock on the ground and you feel better. And then what? What do you do next?
Manny: I fight the Philistines...
Oh, right... obviously... duh, mom!
Manny: *drapes blanket over closed toilet* Ladies and Gentlemen!!!! I present to you.... *pulls off blanket* ...The Toilet!!!! Thank you gentlemen! Thank you! Thank you!
*Repeats entire scenario 3x*
Mom: Aww, I think the kitty is giving you kisses
Manny: I think he loves me
And, lastly, a really sweet moment I had with manny this week while tucking him into bed.
Mom: The day you were born and came into my life was such a special day. When I saw you for the first time I was crying. I looked down at you, and do you know what I said?
Mom: I said, “I’m you’re mommy... welcome to the world.” I just kept thanking Jesus for you.
Manny: And do you know what I said?
Mom: What did you say?
Manny: I said, “Jesus... help me to obey...”