Thursday, February 12, 2009

Random Blurbs: Madeleine Edition

There was a cricket chirping in the kitchen this morning. (I know, crickets in the dead of winter in teen degree weather. I don't get it either.) Madeleine listens for a minute and then asks, "What's that sound?" I explain it's a cricket chirping somewhere in the kitchen. She gets very excited and asks, "Mulan's cricket?!?"

Thanks to Madagascar 2, she has her first word she can spell all by herself. "Moto Moto." M-O-T-O. And boy, is she proud of it.

She can name even the most minor characters in most of her movies. Characters most people could never name.

She needs to get out more.

On top of that, her favorite phrases are "no," "zip it," and "freakin' annoying."

I'm creating a monster.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Project Say Something: Lies, Lies, Lies

I've told a fair number of lies in my day. White lies, big lies, hurtful lies, and downright beyond vicious lies. Luckily, I got a clue and realized it wasn't only mean, it was plain stupid. That's not to say I never tell a lie anymore. Please. Anyone who says that is, well, LIEING.

The last time I lied was this afternoon. I told Madeleine if she didn't get in the car this very second, I was leaving without her. That's pretty much the extent of my lies anymore. Lie to get the kid to do what I want her to. Which, I know, isn't going to work forever. They rarely work now. She knows my tricks and she doesn't play my games. She's evil like that.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Project Say Something: One Person - One Question

If you had the opportunity to meet any ONE person (current or historical) and ask them any ONE question, who would it be and what would you ask?
That one is much too easy. The Tenth Doctor. Marry Me?

I never have a good answer for this question. I always think there is some really insightful answer I should have, or something really thoughtful and intelligent, or know the one person and the right question to ask for the answers to the universe. But no, I think the ridiculous is much more "me."