Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Little Bit Country

We decided to celebrate Chocolate Day by taking a trip to the local ice cream shop. All afternoon, C talked about what flavor ice cream she would get and who she would share it with. When we arrived, the line was fairly long and, as usual, they were blaring country music. 

After waiting for just a couple of minutes, she announced, "I didn't come here for the ice cream."
"No?" I asked. "Then why are you here?"
She did a little jig and called at the top of her lungs, "I'm here for the MUSIC!"

Friday, July 6, 2012


I was taking C up to her playpen-itentiary for an infraction. She looked so happy, though. 

C: Will you kiss me?
Me: After your time-out.
C: You will put me in the playpen, and it will be two minutes. Then you will come and get me!! Yay!! (Clapping.)

Somehow I suspect this isn't the most effective disciplinary measure for her.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Shoot First

We had a long day shopping for Teen's necessities for her medical missions trip. We spent longer than I wanted at the very last store, and everyone was tired and cranky. Teen and I stood at the register making our purchases and looking at the passport/ticket holders. 

A little voice behind me piped up. "Momma? May I take my pants off?"

"No," I answered, without looking. The girl at the sales counter snickered, so I glanced at her and noticed the other sales rep, a guy, staring behind me with his hand over his mouth in shocked amusement.

You guessed it. She asked AFTER the fact.