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Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Around here, I don't really like to tell my kids to go away or get lost. However, there are times when I "NEED" them to go away or get lost. Instead of being rude or bossy, I make a joke of it when I shoo them away.

I say: "SCRAMble like an egg." Followed by a quick and silly "Scram Scram Scramble"

Well, my clever little girl has come up with a nifty little reply. (Yes, I grew up in the time when "NIFTY" was THE word to say...)

Yesterday her Grandma came to visit for a while. Grandma is very curious about homeschooling and what curriculum I plan to use, and how I plan to be sure that the girls don't miss anything important. This is her first exposure to anything "homeshooling" so she has a lot of questions. I - being the wonderful daughter-in-law that I am (Grandma happens to read my blog, by the way) - invited her over for a visit and tour through my school supply closet.

While she was here, I really wanted the girls to go play for a while so that the two of us could talk without complete and constant distraction. So --- I told Kira to Scramble. Her response:

Keep in mind that she is 4 years old.

**Insert Drum Roll Here**

"THIS egg does NOT scramble."


April said...

ROFL Hard boiled is she :D

The Mind of a Mom said...

hahahahhaha she is one clever little egg!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Your little girl is very intelligent and has a hearty sense of humor. I would have loved to see the expression on her face as she said those words. Those are the little joys of life that a mom like you should treasure forever in your heart. A time will come when you will see your little girl walking in the aisle ready to plunge into married life and you will remember the day when she said her cute little words. How time flies. It was just like yesterday that your own mom used to dote on your cute little ways
and witty comments. Thanks for the wonderful post. God bless you always.

Mom said...

Oh Mel. The look on her face was priceless. She knew she was being clever.

Sadly, my own mother never doted on me or any of my milestones. I suppose that's a big reason why I am so intent on keeping my children young and innocent as long as possible.

Lisa Petrarca said...

How CUTE! she must have been very proud of herself...I'm sure the look on your your face was priceless too!

Have a great weekend...stop by and find Wenda if you get a chance.