Friday, April 30, 2010
Me: Oh yeah? What was this one about?
Megan: It was about animals. All the distinct ones.
Me: The distinct ones?
Amanda: She means EXTINCT. They're EXtinct, Megan, not DIStinct.
Megan: That's what I said.
Me: What were some of extinct animals in the movie?
Megan: Pandas. They're almost all distinct.
Me: I agree, almost all Pandas ARE distinct.
Amanda: EXtinct, Mom, EXtinct!!
Me: That too, Amanda. That too.
Me & Megan: :)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
On the way home from school today, I quizzed Megan on her school memory verse for this week. It happens to be one of my favorites, and one that I quote often, so it isn't much work for her to recite it ...
Me: Megan, why don't you say your verse for me?
Megan: Obey your parents
Me: Children obey ...
Megan: Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Me: Ephesians ...
Megan: Ephesians 6:1
Amanda: That's one of the best verses in the Bible.
Me: You think so? Why?
Amanda: Because it has a promise with it.
Me: And what is that promise?
Amanda: If you obey your parents, you will have a long life.
Me: Yes, there is a verse that says if you honor your mother and father, you will enjoy a long life on the earth (Ephesians 6:2).
Megan: Well I'm gonna' do that, because I want to see you as an old lady!!
Me: And why do you want to see me as an old lady?
Megan: I want to see you poop like a duck.
Why can't I just leave well enough alone?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
For dessert, Meg asked if she could have a birthday candle in her ice cream. I said, "But it's not your birthday." She said, "I know. So can I?" Okaaay. So she put a candle in her ice cream, I lighted it, then she proceeded to sing "Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear Megan. Happy birthday to ME!!" And yes, she made a wish and blew out the non-birthday candle.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Megan: How do you get 'em? Do you hit yourself?
Amanda: No, that's how you get bruises.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Me: Me too. Why do you love it so much?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Good to know.
Soon after that, Megan came to me with a pink, plastic, beaded necklace in her mouth, covering her front teeth.
Me: "Megan, what are you doing?"
Megan: "These are my braces."
Megan: "Yeah. I'm a German Shepherd."
Me: "A German Shepherd with braces?"
Megan: "Uh huh. And I fart like a German Shepherd too."
Megan: "Yeah, I'm a Fart Shepherd."
That's my girl.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
And that, my friends, is when my nurturing, maternal instinct kicked into overdrive as I yelled back, "Oh yeah?!?!? WELL THAT CAN BE ARRANGED!!"
Not my best parenting moment.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
When I got home the other day from a meeting, it was 5:30 p.m. Since I already knew that dinner was gonna' be a no-brainer (left-over pizza!), AND the girls had no homework, I felt like I had a decent amount of time before having to get the girls into bed. Wrong! I swear, not 5 minutes later I looked at the clock again and it was 7:45 p.m.!! How did that happen? Where in the world did the time go? Let's see ...
Warmed up pizza.
Cleared table/washed dishes.
Helped Megan get paper for a comic book she wanted to make, about Easter, with Christmas Hello Kitty stickers.
Got bath ready for Amanda.
Put first tray (of 5) cookies in the oven for a friend’s birthday.
Told Amanda to get in bath.
Listened to Megan read her Easter (Christmas) Hello Kitty comic book, without laughing.
Told Amanda to get in bath again.
Put second tray of cookies in the oven.
Watched Megan go out back to play with dogs wearing only socks on her feet (A huge pet peeve of mine. Note to any parents out there who happen to see the bottom of Megan’s socks … Yes, they really are clean!! They look like she just walked through mud, but I promise you ~ they HAVE been washed!)
Watched Megan come in withOUT socks.
Listened to Megan explain that while out back, she stepped in dog poop, in her socks, and had to remove them. When I asked where she had put the poopy socks, she said, “On top of the grill.” Naturally.
Put load of laundry in washing machine.
Put third tray of cookies in the oven.
Got Amanda out of tub (After she shook the water off her body like a dog. Does anyone else have a child who insists on doing this after bathing?)
Told Megan to get in bath.
Helped Amanda get pajamas on (After expressing my disgust over the state of her room.)
Put fourth tray of cookies in the oven.
Told Megan to get in bath again.
Got dessert ready for Amanda.
Got backpacks ready for the next day.
Got Megan out of the tub (Yes, she too has to shake the water off like a canine. What is the deal?!)
Put fifth tray of cookies in the oven.
Moved clothes from washer to dryer.
Helped Megan get pajamas on (Also after making my disgust known over the state of HER room.)
Got dessert for Megan.
Heard the phone ring. Megan read the phone number to me, but before I could tell her not to answer because I didn’t recognize the number, she answered it. I told her to hang up on the person. (Pretty bad, huh? Sorry if that was anyone reading this, but I’m pretty sure we don’t know anyone with a 201 area code.)
Got my clothes ready for the next day.
Took fifth and final tray of cookies out of the oven.
Got the girl’s clothes ready for the next day.
Looked at the clock! It was 7:45 p.m.!!!!
So yeah … Where does the time go? (And why am I so tired?)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Amanda is one of those kids who sees a commercial one time, and can quote it word for word. I think she gets this from my sister, Tiffany, who used to do the same thing when we were kids. Anyway, sometimes it's humorous, and sometimes ~ not so much. Like tonight, for example ...
Amanda: Mom, have you ever thought about The Heritage Plan?
Me: What's The Heritage Plan?
Amanda: Well, first of all, it's for people ages 40-65 (I hate it already.)
Amanda: Mom, did you know that the average cost of funerals today is $6,000?!
Me: NOW I see where this is going. Why are you telling me all this anyway?
Amanda: Why not give money to your loved ones when they'll need it the most?
Me: You can't be serious.
Amanda: Do you want the phone number?
Me: NO, I DON'T WANT THE PHONE NUMBER!!
Amanda: Hey, I'm just tryin' to help.
That's it. No more TV.