Background and Conversation: This morning I looked at the weather and it showed that today called for rain and would be chilly. So I told the girls that we couldn’t wear flip flops but instead had to wear shoes.
Madison: Is it raining, cuz I see the sun coming up?
Me: No babe – it actually looks like it’s going to be a nice day.
Madison: Dad I thought you said that it was going to rain and be chilly
Me: Well that is what the weather said so that is what led Dad to think that.
Madison: Did it rain last night?
Me: It looks like it.
Reese: I don’t like Thunder.
Madison: Me either.
Reese: Because Thunder makes my shoes get wet and muddy, I don’t like that.
Madison: Yeah and Reese when their is lighting you shouldn’t hide under a tree becuse it will hit the tree and you. When their is a storm you should just go inside and be safe.
Reese: Yeahhh…. Cuz the lightning will hit my shoes.
Me: (Quietly thinking) – what is the deal with her and her year old shoes that need to be thrown away anyway.
Who: Caroline (daycare provider) and Julie (2 years old)
Background and Conversation: My mother used to sing me a song when I was a child about fish. At the end of the song is the sentence, “And they swam and they swam back over the dam.” – referring to fish.
One day Julia came up to me and said, “Caroline, sing that dam song!”
I just hope she never asked her parents to sing it!
-submitted by Caroline-
Background and Conversation: Son: “How did you get a baby in your belly mommy?”
Mommy: “Daddy helped me.”
Son: “How did Daddy help you?”
Mommy: “When Daddy and Mommy love each other very much they put a baby in mommy’s belly.”
Son: “But how?”
Mommy: “We work as a team.”
Son: “No Mommy…HOW?”
Mommy: “Daddy gave mommy a seed and Mommy ate it. Let’s go to school now.”
Background and Conversation: We were having dinner and I will typically let the girls have “treats” – aka dessert if they eat all their food and make good choices during dinner. Reese was not feeling ANYTHING this day and her favorite word was a loud NO followed by an aggressive swing at something.
Madison: “Now Reese all you have to do is eat your dinner and stop yelling at Dad and you can have a cookie.”
Reese: “NO!!! While throwing a piece of broccoli.”
Madison: “Now Reese that wasn’t nice at all. That is not how we act at the dinner table. Watch your sister.”
Reese: “NOOOOOO!!!!! Now trying to get at Madison.”
Madison: “Well that attitude is not going to get you anywhere.”
Madison: “Dad I think Reese should not be allowed to have a treat after dinner until she decides to make better choices.”
Me:” Is that right”
Reese: Breaking out into serious tears and yelling out her frustration.
She did not get dessert that night and had a quick bath and bed time.
Background and Conversation: Auntie: Goodnight, I love you.
Niece: Are you staying over tonight?
Auntie: Only until mom and dad get home.
Niece: Then where are you going?
Auntie: To my house.
Niece: By yourself?
Niece: (after a pause) Are you ever going to find a man?
Auntie: (smiling) Of course I will, honey.
Niece: Well, when?
Auntie: (after a long pause) When I graduate from college and get a good job, just like you are going to do. Now, go to sleep.
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Background and Conversation: We were having Captain D’s for dinner the other night, and Abby was eating her fish, corn, fruit (obviously not from Captain D’s), and hush puppy (only 1). She ate a few bites, finished the hush puppy, and turned to us and very politely said, “Mommy, may I please have another “hushy ball?” Hilarious! It took us a moment to realize that she was asking for another hush puppy, but sort of missed the mark. Of course, we didn’t want to laugh at her, she was being very polite, but we couldn’t help it! She did get her feelings hurt a bit because we were laughing, but she also got the “hushy ball” It was definitely a good dinner!
-submitted by Abigail-
Scene: Walking down a tree lined street in our neighborhood back from the park.
Who: 2.5 year old girl
Background and Conversation: As we are walking, I complain to my husband about how bad those white pear trees smell. My daughter walks over to the tree, puts her nose on the bark and says “SMELLS LIKE TREE BUΤΤ.”
-submitted by Jessica-