Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Hard-Earned Title

Wednesday is C's birthday.

C: Momma, tomorrow after Wednesday, I'm going to give you a medal!
Me: Aw, thanks!
C: And it will say "Super, Super Mom" on the shiny part!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Something In Common With A Monkey

C (having a bedtime snack): Hey, Momma!
Me: Yeah, honey?
C: The man with the yellow hat really should watch George. He should watch him! But he doesn't. And it's bad, bad, bad, bad! The man with the yellow hat isn't doing a good job.

And she wonders why I don't let her out of my sight much...

Friday, July 26, 2013

That's Good Enough For Me!

"Wedgie, wedgie, wedgie starts with W!!"

A whole new take on an old Cookie Monster song!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I'm brushing her hair. I ask her to look up at the ceiling. She does so, then squinches up her face in an agonized look and tenses her entire body before I can commence brushing.

Me: You're so dramatic.
C: You're so grab-ic!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In Which She Takes Responsibility

C, tipping her table and yelling at the top of her lungs: I'm the bad, bad mood-er!

This explains so very much.

Monday, July 22, 2013

There's No "Speak Softly" Involved, Either

Me to C: A yardstick is NOT a weapon of vengeance!
Me to DH: When things are stored on top of the refrigerator...
DH: ...there's usually a reason. Got it.

I think that, since he gave it to her, he should have to watch her until he puts it back!

A Picture Paints 10,000 Words

If you want to know how messy your house truly is, just let your small child wander around taking photos at will. 

So, so thankful that she said, "I don't want my potos on Facebook, okay?"

Great Expectations

Me: C, please close the refrigerator!
C: But I just want something to eat!
Me: Well, come talk to me about it, then.
(Refrigerator door closes and she walks slowly into the room, contemplating what to say.)
C: Well, I don't want a lollipop because they are sugar. So I will eat something with protein in it and THEN you will give me a lollipop. Okay?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Deep Pockets

We saw Despicable Me 2 last week at the theater. We rarely go to the movies, so C had only seen one or two before. She knows her birthday is coming up soon, so today she asked me for a really, really big TV, like the one we saw the minions on, for her birthday.

Questionable Modesty

What fun is a flouncy, flowery dress if you can't pull the front up over your face when you laugh?

(And no, I don't wear dresses - at least not flouncy, flowery ones!)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Good News, Bad News

Today C is a ninja. 

Positive: She's being quiet and sneaky.

Negative: She's being quiet and sneaky.

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's All In The Way You Say It

We have an old CD of children's songs that teach Bible verses, and we listen to it in the car sometimes. C really loves it.

Today, after a very long morning, I told her to go upstairs and change her clothes. She gave me her defiant face, stomped her foot, and began whining about everything in general and nothing in particular. I told her that I was tired of her attitude and I needed her to stop whining and giving me faces. Then I sent her upstairs.

I followed her a few minutes later. When I walked into her room, she was sitting on the floor in her natural state . She looked me right in the eye and quoted a verse. "Quench not the spirit!"

Now it's time to find a CD of Christian hermeneutics songs, I think.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Things Are Seldom What They Seem

C: Mommy, what is your favorite thing to do?
Me: Hmmmm...well, I love to read.
C: You do? What else?
Me: ...well...
C: I know! You love to exercise!
Me: No, I hate to exercise.
C: Oh! But you LOVE to wash dishes!
Me: Well, no...I hate to wash dishes, too.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013


C has my cell phone. 

C: Hey Momma, it looks like Mrs. H****** called and left a message. I'll give you the phone to call her back when I finish my game.

...a little later

C: Oh! Mrs. W******* texted you. Want me to read it to you?
Me: No, just give me the phone.
C: No! I need to finish this level first!

...and later

C (shining a bright light in my eyes): Look, Mommy! Hee hee! (Click)

It's a little weird to have my not-quite-4-year-old using my phone better than I do!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Getting Rid Of Stuff!

We've been hiding our plans for a yard sale from C, assuming that she would vehemently fight having her things sold.

We shouldn't have worried.

She found out about it Thursday. She volunteered her tricycle, her ride-on pony, her Sit-N-Spin, any number of small toys and stuffed animals, and just about anything else she found lying around.

Today was the sale. She saw her stuff being carted away, and is still finding things she wants us to sell.

I sure hope she keeps this philosophy! She'll be the first family member ever with the natural-declutterer gene mutation!