Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Carmen is Sneaky

Kaylee has an American Girl Doll named Carmen that she loves oh so very much. The doll sleeps with her, changes clothes almost as often as my daughter, and usually goes every where that we go. Now that she spends every other weekend away from her doll, I've started getting special instructions.

"Mommy, make sure Carmen goes to bed on time! If you don't watch her she'll stay up all night watching TV!"

"Mom, make sure Carmen feed her horse. Sometime she forgets and then her horse breaks out of the stable looking for food."

"Don't forget to put Carmen in her pajamas before bed, otherwise she'll sleep in her clothes and get them all wrinkly!"

My favorite, though, happened this morning. Apparently we forgot Carmen in the car yesterday so when we got in so I could take her to school this morning she saw Carmen sitting in the seat next to hers and she said "Mommy, that sneaky Carmen got into the car before us so she could ride to school with me!" Her explanation is so much better than mine.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Games are Nice Things!

Last night as I'm getting Kaylee ready for bed she asks me why she can't have the new video game she's started asking for. I explained that it was just Christmas and mommy spent a lot of money on gifts and that the game was expensive. Then I told her that her birthday was coming up and maybe she would get the game then. And then this happened:

Kaylee: "Well then why do you work?"

Me: "What?"

Kaylee: "You tell me you work so we can have nice things. Games are nice things. Why are you working if we can't have that game?"

Oh boy are we learning to twist my words...

Friday, December 6, 2013

He's Playing With My Toys!!!

We participate in elf on the shelf at our house. Kaylee named our little guy Thomas, after Thomas the Train and she adores him. However, every now and then the way I set up Thomas doesn't amuse Kaylee at all. This morning was a perfect example. I thought it was a great idea, she would say "Oh Thomas, what have you done?" and laugh like she normally does. Nope. Not this child.

She walks in to see Thomas sitting on her toy trucks and walks back to me in actual tears saying mom "Mommmmmmmm, Thomas is playing with my toys again and he never cleans them up!!! And what if he breaks one!!!"

Oh the joys of having an only child. They don't even know how to share with a magical elf sent straight from Santa. Geesh.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Eat Your Vegetables

The other night my husband and I were explaining to Kaylee how important it is to eat healthy foods. I said jokingly to Kaylee "You should really eat your vegetables, because if you don't you'll grow up to be short, fat, and lazy like Mommy."

Kaylee looked at me sweetly and said "Oh mommy, you're not lazy."

My husband burst out laughing and said "Child, you might want to run."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mom, You're in a Truck

A little while ago my car was in the shop for a couple of days and I was given a Chevy Silverado to drive. I normally drive a Chevy Equinox, which is much smaller than the full size truck making it an interesting experience.

One day Kaylee and were driving and we hit unexpected traffic. It wasn't a weekend, and we weren't near a mall or a red light, and there didn't appear to be a wreck or construction so I was puzzled about why we were just sitting. Finally Kaylee said "Mom, why are we just sitting here?" I told her "well, there are cars in front of us, I can't just climb over them" and she said "well there's no one on the sidewalk, and you're in a truck." So I asked her "Who have you seen drive on the sidewalk?!?!?!" and she responded "no one, I came up with it all by myself."

My child is never getting her license. Ever.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm Not Allowed to Talk to Strangers

So I took my daughter out for breakfast at a local fast food place with an indoor playground. She was playing on the playground for about half an hour and no other kids had showed up so we were getting ready to give up and leave, when finally another little girl came in. Kaylee was so excited...until she tried to talk to the other girl. This is the conversation they had.

Kaylee: "Hi! My name is Kaylee, what's you're name?"

Girl: "I'm not allowed to talk to strangers"

Kaylee: "But you're talking to me to tell me you're not allowed to talk to strangers..."

Girl: "I'm not talking to you! You're talking to me!!!"

It continued to escalate until Kaylee said "I'm going to go tell your mom! I saw you come in with her, I know which one she is!!!!"

If I hadn't decided it was time for Kaylee to leave, she probably would have too. I really should have split them up sooner, but every time I opened my mouth to say "Kaylee let's go" I just burst out laughing.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Dollar Tree

I told Kaylee we were going to the Dollar Tree to pick up a few things for a party. When we got there this is what happened.

Kaylee: "I thought we were going to the Dollar Tree"

Me: "This IS the Dollar Tree"

Kaylee: "Huh. This looks nothing like a tree."

Me: ::facepalm::