Wednesday, November 30, 2011

paid testimonial

Caroline's got a bit of a cold/cough thing going on, and I told her she needed to try some mucinex tonight to see if that helps her stop coughing long enough to sleep. She hates the taste of that medicine and was not exactly on board. So I suggested maybe we'd give honey another whirl.

"Oh, honey! What a great idea, Mama! I hear that honey is great for various sicknesses and stuff."

I suggested that maybe she was so aware of the miracle cure of honey for these "various sicknesses" because she's a fan of honey. And then I suggested that maybe she secretly works for honey industry.

"OH YES! I do. I work for honey factories. In my dreams."

Monday, November 28, 2011

no need for brute strength

With shooing arm motions, "On your way, boys. I've totally got this."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

hope destiny comes with a lint roller

"I was born to love cats."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a very doting dog mama

I overheard Caroline playing with a bunch of her little stuffed dogs.

She chirped in her best preschool teacher voice, "Whooo needs to go to the potttttyyyy?"

I looked over and she was setting a puppy on a toilet she'd crafted out of a teapot with a hinged lid.

"Do you need any help? [tinkle tinkle tinkle] Great job, Tiny! [flush]"

She went through this with all seven of her puppies. Then she yelled out, still very chipper, "Now who wants a drink from the toilet?"

Monday, November 21, 2011

aren't they fooled

Caroline was talking to her Nana on the phone yesterday; and though we could hear only one side of the conversation, it was obvious that Nana was dishing out the sweet talk.

Caroline started nodding and said, "Well, they do say I'm lovable..."

Monday, November 14, 2011

enthusiasm x 20

Yesterday, I took Caroline to see the movie Puss in Boots. Everyone we passed on the sidewalk was told where we were going, what we were seeing, how excited she was. Caroline's not very shy.

When we got to the concession stand, she told the young woman manning the popcorn, "I am here to see Puss in Boots!"

The woman smiled and asked if she was excited. Of course, this started a 5 minute talkathon that ended with, "By the way, my name is Caroline. Do you remember me from when I saw Toy Story 3?"

The woman tried not to laugh and shot me a look, but she played along. "I think so! You really liked it, right?"

Caroline nodded, and we started to carry away our popcorn and drinks, and she shouted over her shoulder, "Thanks for everything!" Then she turned to me and loudly said, "Goodness, Mom, everyone here is so nice!"

Friday, November 11, 2011

dusty memories

A few days ago, Caroline and I were cooking in the kitchen when she recalled something that took place a year or so ago.

"Hey Mom, remember that time I read that can and thought that 'NET WT 6oz' said 'nitwit 6oz', and I got so mad about it being rude?"

I chuckled and said that, yes, I remembered.

"I was so ridiculous and young."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

things you don't really care about at 4 am

Shared bedside, "Mom, Dad, I'm not comfortable sleeping surrounded by so much pink."

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

zucchini is a little scandalous

"Can I have another one of those bikini muffins?"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

halloween hangover

Caroline woke up late yesterday morning. She was sugar-crashed out and disoriented. She came downstairs and plopped on the couch. She stretched and yawned and put her feet on the table, crossed at the ankles. "Aaaaaah. Yeah. I think this is going to have to be an easygoing kind of day, Mom."