• My middle child
  • 2007
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Contemplative: Wants to know why
  • Shy: Prefers to play alone
  • Loveable: Loves to snuggle
  • Stubborn: His way or the highway

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mom2mandn
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 16:41:07

    Matt is the pickiest eater I know. Believe me, I’ve seen picky and he’s worse. Nary a vegetable enters his mouth, and if it’s green… you can forget it.

    I’ve started something new for 2012: If you burst out “yuck” or “I hate it” and refuse to even TRY your dinner, you go to bed early. So far Matt is the only son choosing this option.

    As a matter of fact, he’s eating lunch right now: Beefaroni and cheese curls. Mom of the year award here I come…

    (Did I mention I still have to remove shirts for all things Chef Boyardee, lest he gets it all over his clothes? 🙂


  2. ClaireElaine Johnson
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 17:12:10

    In our house, if you refuse to try your dinner, you go to bed early, and you have to eat it for breakfast. If you won’t eat it for breakfast, you get it at the next meal, and the next, and the next. Xander played that game once. Topher has done it several times. So, I feel your pain.


  3. mom2mandn
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 19:44:18

    We’ve had a career breakthrough. Matt no longer plans to be a train when he grows up. Apparently, he plans to DRIVE the train that specifically hauls an elephant, lion, and zebra. So instead of being an inanimate chunk of metal he now plans to run off and join the traveling circus…?


  4. mom2mandn
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:35:45

    I can’t decide if I should tell the hubby that Matt requested to watch the Strawberry Shortcake movie today. I think “not.”


  5. Mom2MandN
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 21:09:51

    Matt has developed this extremely cute interest in watching me put on make-up. Actually he likes to try his hand at this as well. He particularly likes to take my blush brushes and paint stripes up and down his arms. So while I am usually going for the “natural” look, Matt is busy turning himself into a human candy cane…


  6. Mom2MandN
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 10:15:33

    So yesterday I went to the bathroom with the door open, as is every mom’s lot in life when her children are young. All of a sudden Matt came running over, screaming “Mom…mom… I will give you some prize-a-cee!” as he slammed the door shut. I thought it was cute… and funny.


  7. Mom2MandN
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 23:29:42

    A friend suggested I put this personal note in my blog, so here goes:

    So I’ll admit I wasn’t watch Matt closely this evening while I was cooking. He was drawing happily at the table so I figured all was well. Turns out he was drawing with a non-washable black marker. He was drawing nicely on paper but then of course he was touching his drawing and touching his face. By the time I figured out what was going on his hands were as black as my old Doc Martens. I practically scrubbed his hands raw in the tub tonight and I still couldn’t get it off. At least I got it off his face. It was mostly under his nose (probably booger eating & drawing at the same time) and he looked kinda like Charlie Chaplin… or kinda like a mini-Hitler. It was amusing.


  8. Mom2MandN
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 20:10:15

    The boy has been absolutely insufferable tonight. For some reason, today has been the day he has finally decided he’ll take no more of his brother’s wrath. Every two minutes he is pinching Nate, shoving him, or calling him stupid. He’s been in the time-out chair tonight longer than he’s watched television: And in our house that’s saying something. And of course while he’s in the chair he questions: “Can I come out? Can I come out? Can I come out? Can I come out?” until I’m literally hearing it even after he’s stopped. When I finally relieve him of sitting duty so he can take his bath, he asks “Can Nate come play with me?” I don’t get it…


  9. Mom2MandN
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 23:09:11

    Matt ate the dehydrated broccoli bits in the Tuna Helper. Matt ate the dehydrated broccoli bits in the Tuna Helper. Matt ate the dehyrated broccoli bits in the Tuna Helper. MATT ATE THE DEHYDRATED BROCCOLI BITS IN THE TUNA HELPER: Hell yeah!


  10. Mom2MandN
    May 07, 2012 @ 11:27:43

    Matt’s latest and greatest is to ask “Can I tell you something?” before any statement. However, he doesn’t really care what your response is. If you say “yes,” he proceeds with his monologue. If you say “no,” he proceeds with his monologue. If you don’t say anything, he will ask you again and then proceed with his monologue. It’s quite humorous, actually. We’ll see how long the “Can I tell you something?” phase lasts…


  11. Mom2MandN
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 18:41:15

    Last night, Matt delivered play food on a dry erase board to our patio table, so that mom & dad could have a “date night.” It was the best plastic I’ve ever had…


  12. Mom2MandN
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 08:53:26

    Matt pooped in the bathtub last night! Ummm… he’s almost five! He was sitting in the jacuzzi tub, and he seemed like he was grunting. I questioned if he was pooping, and he said no. Moments later, Nate got in the tub, which was full of bubble bath so you couldn’t seen anything. About two minutes later, I hear this high-pitched scream from Nate: “Mom… there are turds in this water!” Fun stuff, huh? Guess who had to clean out the jacuzzi?


  13. Mom2MandN
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 18:24:15

    Will someone please tell me why my 4-year-old thinks it’s so awesome to strip down to his birthday suit and run naked around the house??? He also loves to burst naked out of his closet on some poor and unsuspecting hide-and-seeker, too.


  14. Mom2MandN
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 23:35:57

    Matt: I’m having a girl.
    Mrs. Gall (pre-school teacher): You’re having a sister. Your mom is having a girl.
    Matt: (Contemplatively) Well… my mom is having her, but she’s mine.


  15. Mom2MandN
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 17:18:57

    Matt went to Tae Kwondo last night and took the class as Nate’s guest, so Nate could get a special patch for his uniform. It was so cute. What I found really amusing was that anytime Nate did a special kick, Matt pretty much twirled like a ballerina.


  16. Mom2MandN
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 15:27:35

    “Mom… how will the doctor get Peyton out? Are they going to use one of those big saws like daddy keeps in the garage?” — Sure Matt, sure. You can keep thinking that as long as it spares me the vagina discussion for at least 5 more years…


  17. Mom2MandN
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 21:34:40

    “Mom? I’m not gonna wipe…I don’t…I won’t… I won’t be Peyton’s ‘Poop Checker’!!!”


  18. Mom2MandN
    May 21, 2013 @ 21:11:55

    Due to Peyton having a probable intolerance to dairy, I’ve been instructed not to eat yogurt, cheese or ice cream for 2 weeks. Splendid. So today, as I salivated over Matt’s cheese balls and advanced upon him, he suddenly calls out: “Don’t touch my cheese, woman!” Where does he get this stuff? Perhaps he really is Stewie from the Family Guy after all…


  19. Mom2MandN
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 13:13:31

    Yesterday, Denny and I were sharing a pop at Nate’s baseball game with Matt sitting in between us. Matt (when asked by me to pass the pop to his father): “Why do I have to do all the responsible stuff?”


  20. Mom2MandN
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 14:15:24

    So the boys are notoriously dressing in all-black. Today, after putting Matt’s black T-shirt back on (after a necessary Chef Boyardee removal), he yells: “Hey Nate, look! I’m that ‘Johnny Dollars’ guy!”


  21. Mom2MandN
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 17:39:45

    So today I took the boys to go buy Lego sets from Target (with their own money, of course, seeing as they just got Lego stuff for Christmas). Matt looks up at the cashier and tells him: “Buying this is my dream.” And all these people at registers nearby are like, “Awe… how CUTE.” And I’m biting the inside of my cheeks so I don’t blurt out “No one asked me if it was my dream to step all over Lego fragments when they end up in collective piles all over the floor.” But alas, that would NOT have been cute.


  22. Mom2MandN
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 07:54:07

    In reference to his dinner salad: “Mom, does it count as trying it if I put a piece in my mouth and keep it back in my cheek and then later spit it out down the side of my bed?” Killing me with honesty… and gooey lettuce bits.


  23. Mom2MandN
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 12:35:17

    Don’t you hate in when your kid gets in trouble and all you can do is laugh? Matt’s teacher was called away from the classroom to speak with the principal about something. As she was leaving Matt booms at the top of his lungs: “Uh-oh! Someone’s going to get a spanking!” ROTFL.


  24. Mom2MandN
    Sep 08, 2014 @ 21:36:36

    Words I never thought I’d hear coming out of THIS son’s mouth: “You should try this, Nate. It’s ACTUALLY pretty good.” – in reference to mom’s stir-fry. ROTFDeadFromSheerShock.


  25. Mom2MandN
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 16:48:58

    Matt: Thanks for helping me build this (Lego Minecraft set).
    Mom: You’re lucky I could help. You know mom isn’t good at this stuff. Mom’s a reader, not a builder.
    Matt: That’s not true. You make great… (cue crickets)… walls!


  26. Mom2MandN
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 14:12:20

    Me: Peyton, don’t eat your boogers.
    Matt: Mom, you should really TRY eating your boogers. They are quite tasty.


  27. Mom2MandN
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 21:34:36

    Matt’s original vocal performance tonight:

    I was born in 2007
    In the U.S.A.
    I love reptiles
    And my sister is Satan

    It was just hilarious coming sing-song and impromptu out of his mouth.


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