Sunday, November 27, 2016

Matchmaker, Matchmaker...

C: Momma, can I please live with you forever?

Me: Well, you can stay with me for as long as you want. But one day you might have a husband, and he will probably have different ideas about where to live.

C: Oh. Momma, where do you find a husband, anyway? Do you go where all the stray men wander around and just pick one?

Friday, September 23, 2016

She Takes Cooking Seriously

C was getting ready to grate a block of mozzarella.

Me:  The grater is sharp going down, but not sharp going up.
C:  So I need to be careful!
Me:  Yes, sometimes I cut myself.
C:  Oh!  And if I cut myself, I'd have to go to the hospital!
Me:  Well, no...but we'd need to find something to cover the cut with and it would definitely bleed.
C:  Oh. ... Momma, I'd better pray before I do this.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Polling Well

C, at bedtime:  You're almost the best parent in our family!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


The other day we were at Jimmy's swimming lesson.  C and I sit next to the pool, but there isn't much to do.  We often end up playing I Spy to pass the time.  It was her turn.

C:  I spy with my little eye... (looks around, then directly at my face) ...something pink!  Well, not exactly pink.  Old pink.  I spy something OLD pink.

Me:  My lips?

C:  Yes!!!  How'd you guess so fast?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review

C just finished reading the story of King Midas from a children's anthology.  This is her synopsis:

There was this king, and he loved gold.  And he loved his little daughter Marigold, too.  One day he got the power to turn things to gold.  Everything he touched, or hugged, or kissed, turned to gold!  But then he accidentally turned Marigold to gold, too.  Then he lost the power, and everything went back to normal.  These stories are dramatic, but they're trying to teach me, so I just read them.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Joys of Motherhood

C, in an irritated tone:  Why do you always get all the fun stuff?
Me, completely flabbergasted:  I get all the fun stuff?  What fun stuff?
C:  Kids!  You have kids.  We're fun!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rise and Shine!

Ever have one of those days when you wake up and feel like you can conquer the world?

C is having one of those days.

Apparently conquering, like charity, begins at home.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Just Socializing

Three snippets of "socialization" Miss C style:

Somebody called me a weirdo, but I don't know why.

N says she wants me to come to her house for something.  I think it's something important or fun or something.  Like maybe a party or something.  Can I go?

Somebody (at home) needs to play with me, because I only got to play one game of Ring Around The Rosy, and that's not enough playing.  So you must play.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Questionably Helpful

C (wrapping her arms around me and pressing her cheek to mine):  Momma, I love you!
Me:  Aw!  I love you, too!
C:  What would you like me to do for you?
Me:  How sweet!  I'd love it if you'd straighten up the living room.
C:  Oh.  I shouldn't have asked.  (She skips off to play.)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Is There A Vaccine For That?

Today C got her MMR vaccine.  She was very worried about getting a shot, so I explained that a momentarily painful shot was better than getting a very bad disease.

At the appointment, we were given an information sheet about the MMR vaccine.  C was reading all the details of problems caused by the three diseases.  She came to me and spoke very seriously:

"Momma!  I definitely don't want to get measles, mumps, or rebellia!"