Wednesday, May 27, 2009

That's my girl!

Recently Jessica has been lecturing me to "reduce, reuse, recycle" and she told me this morning how the landfills are "getting big." (I assumed she meant full). Her preschool is teaching her all about that. Yay!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gag order

I knew this day would come.

Sadly, Jessica has become acutely aware of things I say about her to other people. While visiting Aunt Nutan a few weeks ago, we were talking about her infamous "I'll be pregnant" comment. Since then she's twice told me that she was "very embarrassed" by my telling other people about that, and has asked me not to tell other people about things she says.

I'm wondering if I can get by on a "don't ask, tell" policy: if I don't ask her, then it's okay to tell people about the things she says.

And it just figures that there's a pretty good story from this afternoon that she specifically told me not to tell anyone about. Since I want her to trust me when it comes to more important things, I'll honor her request. And then in a week or two I won't remember it and it will be lost forever.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Boy talk

It started innocently enough. Jessica said something along the lines of boys being yucky.

I figured might as well start talking about boys now, though with Jessica, you never know what's going to come out of her mouth.

I asked her if she liked boys. Her response was negative, but she did mention she knew who she was going to marry. Burning with curiousity, I asked who.

"Cooper." Cooper has the cubby next to her at preschool, I think.

"Does he know that?"


"Is he your boyfriend?"

"No." I could hear the duh in her tone.

"Do you have a boyfriend?"

Smiling: "Dan." Dan lives near the post office. Jessica went to his house for trick-or-treating last year."

"Does he know?"


"Why don't you tell him?" She became demure. Then she said something about Peyton also having a boyfriend. Peyton's boyfriend is Troy. If Jessica could text, Peyton would be her BFF.

"Oh, that's just secret girl stuff."

I decided to stop the interrogation. It scares me that we may be having this conversation for real in about 5 years. (If it's less, don't tell me).

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quote of the day

"And it's a nose-picker alien!" (Sadly, in reference to her brother).

I hope she's never *my* dentist

Jessica is playing dentist with Xander. She's "Dentist Rosie." My dentists never have nice friendly names like that. Anyway, Dentist Rosie just did something to patient Xander's mouth. She concluded with "Now, don't eat for 2 days."

Wow, that's some procedure.