Friday, September 25, 2009

As if. . .

Well, it's been awhile since I blogged, but not for lack of blog-able moments. Here's some of the more fun moments from this month:

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Maggie and Gracie were making perler bead creations before dinner, and wanted to complete them after dinner. Once the table was cleared, it was very close to bedtime, so I told Maggie she needed to go get ready for bed and finish her bead creations the next day. Maggie threw a little temper tantrum, complete with smacking the counter and jumping up and down in frustration.

Jerry asked, "What was that?!"

I replied, "A temper tantrum, just like she was two!"

Jerry asked Maggie, "Do you need a spankin', like you're two?"

Maggie replied, "No."

Jerry: "So why did you do that?"

Maggie: "'Cause I was upset."

Jerry: "And what do you do when you're upset?"

Maggie: "I throw a fit."

Jerry: "No. What do you do when you're upset?"

Maggie: "I throw a fit!"

Jerry, looks at me a bit incredulously, so I ask Maggie, "What else could you do when you're

Maggie, not missing a beat says, "Whine and whine and whine and whine and whine."

Jerry and I immediately cracked up, losing all parental authority in the process. Oh well.

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A couple of weeks ago Maggie asked me if I would please take her to Michael's so she could use some of her recently earned allowance to purchase an item she had seen there. She asked very nicely and politely, so we hopped in the car and headed to the mall and shopped.

Afterwards, as we pulled up in the driveway, I was trying to coach her to remember to say "Thank You" for the trip. I praised her for asking so nicely to go, and asked her if she had anything she wanted to say to me. She said, "Oh yes!" and hopped out of the van and started to come around the van to my door. I opened it up, she gave me a big hug and said, "I love you as if you were the greatest mommy in the world!"

As if. Hum. "As if?" I said, a bit questioningly.

"Well, everyone thinks there own mom is the greatest, but no one's really is." She explained.

Makes sense, I guess. And definitely keeps my ego in check.

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Our big September event was the State Fair. Granddaddy and Nana came up from DFW and to enjoy the fair and the Disney on Ice show that accompanies it with us. This year the show included Cars, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Tinkerbell. As always, it was a great show. We got to the fair in the early afternoon, after morning rains. It was a bit steamy at first, but once the sun dipped down in the sky it was quite pleasant. Jerry's company makes discount tickets available for the fair, show and midway rides, so we had fun at a reasonable price - except for food. Wow! That stuff is expensive!

The girls were much more into the midway rides this year, so next year we will have to get a few more ride coupons! They tried the swings, fun house, big slide, aerial tramway, small roller coaster, the scrambler and the Himalayan thingy. Nana was an amazingly willing ride participant on almost all of them. She also loves fair food, so she was in her element!

We got our requisite cotton candy at the ice show, complete with hat. The girls were so cute at the show - they gasped with amazement at the characters, and waved like crazy at Minnie, although we were so far away, I'm sure we were but tiny dots to the person in the costume. The girls waved like it was just her and them though. I don't look forward to the day when they get 'too old' for all of this. I try to enjoy every minute that it lasts.

See y'all in October!

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