Sunday, June 6, 2010
My kids. Frustrating and amusing. Here are some snippets of our life, inspired by the snippets of the hilariously awesome WendiWinn.
Scene: Sesame Street LIVE
Big Bird [to audience]: What do YOU want to be when you grow up?
Annelie: A DOCTOR!
Gracie: A GHOST!
Scene: Kitchen - the kids are eating the dinner I've slaved over a hot stove to make for them
Me: Annelie, eat up.
Annelie: No thanks. I'm not starving.
... because apparently a kid needs to be dying of hunger in order to eat the food I cook...
Annelie: I want to watch Fim Fum!
Me: What the heck is Fim Fum?
Annelie: You know. Fim Fum.
Me: I don't know what Fim Fum is.
--elapsed time - 10 minutes--
Annelie: I WANT TO WATCH FIM FUM! Pleeeeeeeeease!
Me [completely losing my sanity]: I DON'T KNOW WHAT FIM FUM IS!
Annelie: I SAID PLEASE!
Gracie: She means Tom Thumb, Mom. She wants to watch Super Why.
Me [grumbling because Gracie was sitting there watching the entire frustrating conversation take place]: 'kay, thanks.
Annelie [cheerfully]: I only like to call it Fim Fum.
Gracie [holding up doll for me to inspect]: Mom, who is this doll and what is she from?
Me: That is Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz.
Gracie: You're right! Good job!
Me: Er... I was being quizzed?
Annelie[crying]: Gracie squished my brain!
Me: Um, what?
Gracie [annoyed]: All I did was hit her head.
Me: Gracie, you're on time-out for hitting. [thinking] Annelie, you're a drama queen. But also kind of a genius.
Setting: Kitchen. Eating store-bought lasagna
Gracie [enthusiastically]: Wow, Mom! You make the best dinner EVER!
Me: Thank you!
Yeah, that's right. I'll take all the credit. Opening the package, heating the oven, and setting the timer was hard work.
Okay, that's all for now.
Happy rest-of-your-weekend, folks!