Tuesday, February 8, 2011


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I spend the mornings with my three year old, Emily, while my two big girls are at school.  She is quite witty and sly.  This morning she was in particularly rare form, so in honor of her, here are some of the funny things she has said over the past few months.

  • Megan (the middle child) comes to me crying and says that Emily hit her with a doll.  I went to Emily and asked "Emily, why did you hit your sister with a doll??"  Emily quickly replied "Rachel did it!"  Rachel is the oldest sister and WAS NOT HOME!!!
  • While my parents were visiting, Emily was sitting on the back of a chair and intentionally falling backwards into the seat of it.  My Dad said, "Emily, I don't think that is a very good idea."  Emily replied, "Well, Memaw showed me how to do this!"  (Of course, Memaw is my mom and I am 99.9% sure she did not teach Emily this new skill.)
  • Monday morning, Emily was a bit grumpy and decided she did not want to go to preschool.  After a tantrum about it, she came to me and announced "I don't have to go to school now because I hid my preschool bag from you!"  (She actually had shoved it under a chair in the den.  Needless to say, she DID go to preschool!)
  • My middle daughter had her 6th birthday in December and received a card in the mail from my brother and his family.  A few minutes after Megan opened her card, I noticed Emily creeping up the stairs.  This is unusual because she normally doesn't like to go upstairs alone.  So I approached her and asked why she was going upstairs.  She revealed 6 dollars in her hand and said she was going to put it in her piggy bank.  I asked, "Where did you get the money??"  She shrugged and said "It fell out of Megan's card so that means she didn't want it!"  (Megan hadn't noticed there was money in the card until Emily almost got away with it!)
  • At supper, we go around the table and each person tells the best and worst parts of their day.  One day, when Emily had mostly been at home with me, I asked "Emily, what was the best part of your day?"  She thought for a minute and responded, "Peace and quiet while sissies were at school!" 
  • My hubby was working from home one day and while he sat at the kitchen table eating lunch, Emily put a step stool in one of the chairs and started to climb.  Then this conversation occurred:
    • D - "Don't do that, Emily.  It's not safe."
    • E - "Just watch me."
    • D - "No.  I don't want to watch you fall and get hurt."
    • E - "Well, you can close your eyes!" 
  • Today, Emily wanted to "help" me do EVERYTHING.  As I said, she was in rare form and my patience was running low.  As she "helped" me do some laundry, I said "Emily please stop.  You are driving me nuts!"  She CLAPPED and replied "Yay!  I like driving you nuts!!"  I knew they were out to get me!!!!!!    

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a pleasure to read.

Kevin Robbins

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