Sunday, April 12, 2009

(eye roll)

As I watched my beautiful daughter playing with her Easter stash, I felt the need to tell her how much I love her.

Her response?

"I know that already! You've been telling me that ever since I was born."

Pardon me. ; )

Saturday, April 11, 2009

So sweet!

Even though the kids start out (almost) every night in their own bed, they inevitably join Mommy in her big bed. For Jessica, that means taking her stuffed animal(s). It's really quite amazing. Hari witnessed her one night, half asleep, running all around making sure she got 3 stuffed animals, plus her water sippy, before she walked right past him on the couch and went upstairs to our bedroom.

Jessica usually comes up first, and Xander follows later, unless Jessica cries so loudly before leaving the room that she wakes him up. Well, last night, Jessica had an armful of animals as usual and it wasn't until morning when I saw she had not only brought her animal and sippy cup, but she had taken the trouble to bring up Xander's dog Dodger and his sippy cup too. And then this morning when she came downstairs to join Xander and me (he always wakes up before her), she brought down her animal and Dodger as well. How thoughtful!

Friday, April 10, 2009

How to lose years off your life

Have a conversation with your 5 year old that goes along these lines:

Jessica: "Mom, when can I drive?"

Mom: "A car?"

Jessica: "Yes."

Mom: "In about 10 years."

Jessica: "But that's when I'm going to be pregnant.

Mom, hoping she didn't hear right: "What?!"

Jessica: "But that's when I'm pregnant" (it got even better the second time).

Mom: "No no no no...you are not going to be pregnant for AT LEAST 20 years." (please)

I will now commence drinking a large glass of wine to soothe my frazzled nerves.