Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes

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.

11 comments:

CassiLou said...

Some days I wonder, 'What the heck did I used to say as a child.' (No comments from the peanut gallery ;) )
I think comments like those are the stuff parenting is made of.

ty & megs said...

i hate when mckinlay's stuffed animals give me a dirty look. :)

so so cute!

Juli said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha! We should put Maddie in a room with Asher (or Braden, for that matter) and tape-record the conversation! Kids really do say the darndest things. And thank goodness for that, because it adds much-needed entertainment to our somewhat repetitive parenting days.

Melanie said...

Maddie is absolutely right about the french fries. She is just so wise beyond her years...no one understands her.

Lori said...

I love your stories!!

Adam and Bri said...

Oh for cute! I loved, loved this post. And I want to be Maddie's friend.

JujuBean said...

Oh, Maddie! I love that cute little red-head. Can't wait to see all you guys for fireworks!

Kara said...

When I am at parties where people are telling funny stories abut their kids, can I just pretend that Maddie is mine? Hilarious.

ali said...

that is so funny, I especially like your responses. I too have found myself saying the oddest things to my kids when I'm trying to really give them a serious answer, and then in my head I'm like--did I just say that?

We must have been on the same wavelength because I just posted a few of Gabe's funny sayings.

I miss you guys!

Laurel said...

You really could make some money if you sold a bobble-head of Maddie.
It was SO great to just be in her presence for a night...and I was glad I FINALLY got to meet THE jill.

DeLana said...

Isn't funny that the ones who exasperate us the most, make us laugh the most?