Thursday, April 24, 2008

The difference between boys & girls

Ok. So most of you have heard but I had to post this. Recently Katelynn and Madison spent the night at there cousins. This is how the evening proceeds after we pick them up...Keep in mind this is coming from our 7 1/2 year old sweet, innocent and naive baby girl.

So we're sitting as a family at a gourmet dinner at Wendy's after picking up the kids. We are catching up with them and asking how there time is over our delicious meal. They got to spend time with their cousins and with another boy of about 5.

Upon picking up the girls, Savanah let's Nana in on a little secret that she thinks "said boy" has a crush on Madison. At dinner we get the scoop on all the things they did with their cousins, etc. etc.

Then, out of Madison's little mouth comes matter of factly, "I know the difference between boys and girls." Complete silence from the parents and Nana as our minds are whirling on the inside and we're all thinking, "Did she just say what I think she did? What does that mean? Where did this come from? She's only 7 1/2. Oh my gosh!!!"

Madison continues, "Yeah, boys have a black spot on their stomachs that girls do not have."

Still complete silence from the parents. We're still completely whirling on the inside and panicking. Nana on the other hand is thinking back to Anah's little secret she filled her in on and wondering, "What happened? Could Madison have seen something she shouldn't have?"

Then Madison explains a little more. Now we find out she's referring to the puppies! Oh, the puppies! The new puppies at Papa and Grandma Donna's. Great!! This is going so much better now. Yeah! Boy puppies have a brown spot on their tummies. For someone who does not love dogs, I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to know she was talking about puppies!

So, our usually sweet, innocent 7 1/2 year old is still naive to the difference between boys and girls! We're just not ready for her to know all of this yet. She doesn't have a brother. She's got a small clue I'm sure but that's all she needs for now. We can cross this bridge a little later in life! I'm having a tough enough time starting to fill Katelynn in on the facts of life. Whew!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Collections - one down and several to go

This is one of the reasons my sister wanted me to start blogging. She wants me to start sharing my silly kid stories. Here's one of them...Madison decided she wants to start collecting staples. Yes, I really meant to say staples. Madison told me she wants staples that I don't need anymore that I've used. She wants them for a project. Hmm... What kind of project Madison? Just a project. She also says quickly in the same sentence that she'd also take any paper clips or other things that I don't need. She had one staple so far. As of yesterday, it fell to the ground and I told her we should start collecting something else. I'm such a killjoy. I don't want to find that used staple or any future used staples in the foot of one of my family members though. There's plenty of other things she can collect, right!? Besides, I think we need to find another container for her to store them in. Her staple collection of one was being stored in a collection cup from the doctor's office. You know, the one's you pee in or put a sample in. She got this from her doctor when she had her tonsil and adenoids out. Her doctor put her two teeth he pulled into it with a five dollar bill. Time for a new collection container and a new collection. Any ideas? No booger or fingernail clippings collections either! We've already done rocks so that's out and we certainly do not need anymore stuffed animals!

To blog or not to blog? That is my question.

So my sister is giving me a hard time about blogging (in a good way). Little does she know that I started this blog this week. I'm just dragging my feet on deciding whether or not to officially take the plunge into blog world. I decided to check out the blog world and see if it was user friendly to set up, etc. However, I barely have enough time to check my emails and go through all that lovely junk mail that's cluttering my kitchen island. Do I really want to venture into the jungle? I don't like snakes and creepy crawlies. I see blogging as a jungle right now. It takes a long time to get through the jungle and you can easily get sidetracked and lost. With email, you send a message to those you want to and they can respond back. You go to just your email account. If I enter the land of blogging, then I've got to post blogs, check back to see if friends and family responded and respond back. I also need to check my family and friends blogs. I'm sorry to say that I only do that when someone says, "Have you checked my blog lately?" or if I have some spare time and think of it. I just don't have enough time in the day and I'm a stay-at-home mom. I've got laundry to do and rooms to clean, you know. Plus I like to occasionally do a craft project. To blog or not to blog? I guess I could try it and go from there...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dorf in Kitchen

So, you all know Tim Conway. He is a favorite comedian of mine! Well, if you haven't seen Dorf on Golf or Dorf Goes Fishing then you should come to our house. Madison who is 7 1/2 has never seen these movies. To my surprise, she comes into the kitchen yesterday "Dorf size" wearing Jack's dress shoes on her knee caps. I start cracking up and call Jack into the kitchen. It was hilarious! Today she had to do it with my tennis shoes. What a crack up!! I think I'll have to have her recreate the moment so I can get a picture to post and have to show her when she's older. You can see a preview of Dorf on Golf here