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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Serious stuff

Bug takes everything we say seriously. The child doesn't understand the concept of sarcasm, nor does she catch on when we are teasing her. It is so cute to watch her try and figure out if we are being serious or pulling her leg.

She also follows rules to a T. I'm not talking about house rules... I'm talking about things she thinks would Break The Law and Send Her to Jail kind of rules.

Here are a couple of examples of both:
  • I took Bug and Jman to the movies. To save money, we brought our own candy and put it in my purse. Bug REFUSED to eat it at first. She said it was against the rules and we would be thrown out if we got caught. I convinced her it was ok and she began munching away on her sour patch kids.

    Of course I am a mean ol' mama and the minute she was really into her candy I jumped and whispered in a frantic manner "Oh NO! There's someone that works here! Hide it!"

    She almost choked and couldn't hide her stash fast enough. I, on the other hand, was laughing my ass off.

  • We went to Wally World the other day. Carl grabbed a case of drinks to put in the cart. Bug came running up to me nearly in tears. She was saying "We have to leave, Mama... NOW!" I asked her why and she said it was because "Daddy was going to open one of those drinks and start drinking it! We'll get KICKED OUT!!!"

  • Sitting at dinner with my dad and step-mom one night, we were talking about when the kids were born. I told Bug she came from an egg. Judy told her the egg was beautitful, too; it was a beautiful shade of blue. Bug processed all this for a minute and then looked at me and said "Really?"

  • Bug was talking to me about her birthday and how excited she was about her party. (This was in May or June - her birthday is July) I looked at her and said "Oh honey. I think you are old enough to know now... they made a mistake on your birth certificate. You weren't born in July. You were actually born November 23... I'm sorry. We didn't want to tell you until we thought you were old enough to handle it and you are almost 10 now..." The look on her face was priceless.

    She said "What? My birthday isn't until NOVEMBER? How can that be? I thought you said it was HOT when I was born? November isn't HOT!" She was nearly in tears! I felt so bad... but still thought it was funny. I told her I was teasing... and she let out the biggest sigh.

That is all I can think of at the moment... I'm sure my dad can share a few more...

Needless to say, she is a charming and funny little girl that takes everything sooooo serious. I only hope she continues to follow the rules as she reaches her rebellious years.


CindyDianne said...

That's really adorable. It must be the day o kids. I posted about Trevor today.

How's your arm/wrist/shoulder?

SkippyMom said...

Uh...commitment? We are checking in together, aren't we? How can you tease that sweet child when you know she is going to fall for it?

Although, and this is kind of mean...the birthday thing? Priceless. I can't wait to try it on the Porcupine - although we would have to be waaaaaay serious as she knows/gets how sarcastic we are. Perhaps I can work up a tear or two?

You are too funny girlie.

Bubs said...

What a hoot. I'm glad I'm not the only parent who did stuff like this.

coffeypot said...

Like at the movies last night, we were kidding about sex when she walked up. I was going to tell her that when you have “the talk” with your mother about sex, be sure to answer her in a way she can understand. You don’t want to give her bad advice do you? This is reference to the fact that the kids learn so much at school, more so than at home. But all I had to say was, “Bug, when you have ‘the talk’ with your mama about sex…” She jumped and put her hand over her ears and ran of saying over and over again, “No, no, no…” She ran up to MeMaw, who was sitting a few feet from us on another bench and told her, “They are trying to talk to me about sex and I’m just too young to hear it.” Love that little shit to death.

Neas Nuttiness said...

OMGoodness - this little angel sounds like me, when I was a kid.

Love your stunt at the movies - I may have to try this on my grandchildren!