I have been contemplating lately the silly things that my children say and the likewise silly things that come from my mouth in response to their silly statements/questions. To clarify, it is really maddie who says most of the silly things around here. I love my daughter dearly and know she has been blessed with a compassionate and fun -loving spirit. Having said that, there are days where she is obviously one banana short of a split (she gets it from Shawn). Anyway, here are a few examples....while driving the other day I found myself responding to her with a, "No Maddie-you won't be sucking anybodys blood tonight." The next morning getting ready for church she says, "My nerves just can't take another minute of this. They are so frazzled!" (we were just doing hair by the way). The funniest thing is that it's not a phrase I use. Now if she would have said "I'm two seconds away from crazy", I would have known exactly where that phrase came from. Then there was the french fry comment that went something like this... "Mommy! Abi doesn't believe me when I told her that Happy Meals are called that because french fries make people happy!" Aaaaaaah yes-those moments where as a mom you find yourself mediating a disagreement over whether Abi's stuffed animal gave Maddie's stuffed animal a dirty look (these are mostly fueled by Maddie as well). I believe Maddie is a little girl who has a personality bigger than her little body and larger than life. I think her red hair is like a little warning flag. When you see her coming you never know what she's got planned. These are the days.