Wednesday, July 31, 2013

my little life coach

We were driving home from errands and shopping, complete with my discouraging crazy clothes, and she said, "Mom, do you think you're predictable?"  I said that, yes, I am probably pretty predictable.  She agreed.

"There are two things about you that are really predictable.  You're cheap and you're settled."

I take both as a compliment, and I told her that.

She followed up with, "Yeah, it's not bad or anything.  But you could live a little."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

it's not easy

Caroline has started having more of an opinion regarding her clothing.  So I've started inviting her input before I go out to buy her stuff.  We were flipping through a catalog, just to get an idea of things she likes/doesn't, and she kept pointing to things that were bedazzled from seam to seam.  I'd say, "Really?  I think those beads would rip off in the washer, and then you'd be sad and wouldn't want to wear it."  Or "Does glow in the dark orange polka dot match lavender stripes?"  "How many shirts with cats on them do you really need?"  She was getting tired of my naysaying.  So she hmphed, threw her hands up, and then grumped, "Mom, why are you so un-cheesy?!"

Sunday, July 14, 2013

common ailment

Caroline and Sylvie were playing with small action figures.  Apparently Caroline's little figure was feeling under the weather.  She approached Sylvie's and asked, "So, Stella.  You got anything to help with polio?"

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I'm yellow and laugh a lot

I received this joke in honor of my birthday:

What's yellow and laughs a lot?

A ticklish banana! (you too!)

Friday, July 12, 2013

slogans rejected by the California Fig Board

Caroline says these things about the extra special fruit:

Figs!  They're delightfully slimy.


I love that figs look like they're full of raw meat when you cut them open.