Friday, February 27, 2009

Things my daughter says....

Buttons has always amused me with the way her mind works.
Here are a few things that have tickled me lately...

"But Mom, look at my legs. They are really long. I'm grown up enough to go."
(I was going to the memorial service of a friend and tried to explain why she couldn't go.)

"Mom, (they're singing about ) Nick and Jessica!"
(This is in a song from a brand new musical and they're referring to Lachey and Simpson, however Buttons is thinking of Mr. and Mrs. Claus.)

"Mom, how do they make marshmallows?"
(This was the first thing she asked at 7am one morning.)

"Monkeys come and make knots in my hair in the middle of the night. They live in our basement." (When asked how her hair gets so tangled during the night.)

"Mom, did Johnny Cash die because he fell into a burning ring of fire?"

I also have a new character I've been doing called the sock monster who likes to "eat" socks that aren't on feet. This is wonderful when I'm trying to get her to put on her socks and she squeals with joy when I'm in sock monster mode. However, I took it too far one day and pretended (apparently very realistically) to eat her socks. She started to cry and that was the end of the sock monster for a while. It is a good reminder that she does have a good sense of humor and obviously a great imagination but she can get so immersed in something that the line between fiction and reality is a bit blurry. (Which means it's going to be a while before I take her to see Coraline which was a wonderful film about a strong girl, but with very scary elements.)

I'm off to bed now...can't wait to hear the gems tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hello again.

I'm still here.
Life is busy right now and my thoughts don't seem to be running in any blog-worthy directions.
So, I just thought I'd say hello and leave you with a picture from the playground.
We're ready for spring now.

Monday, February 02, 2009

6 More Weeks

It's Groundhog Day and unfortunately Phil predicted more winter. So, bundle up and enjoy the videos, one for the kids (with Steve from Blues Clues) and a couple for the adults. Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? No? Rent it now! It's funny and it's an annual event for us. It has also become a big holiday with my knitting buds. We're getting together to watch the movie, do some knitting and eat some groundhog cookies. (Beth has a wonderful assortment of cookie cutters and has 2(!!!) groundhog cookie cutters and a love for this holiday.)

This is also my grandpa's birthday who died last month, so I'm thinking of him today.