Saturday, September 14, 2013

Not even in my dreams

We were out all day today
Lucy fell asleep in the car

We drove around for a bit killing time
When we pulled up to the house, she was still sound asleep
We had promised Lucy we'd go to the library and sat in the car trying to decide what to do

Maybe we should just head there, she'll be awake pretty soon suggests Sean
Or, we could just go inside, I'll snuggle with Lucy I say
Ok well, have a think about it, I need to go inside for a minute

Sean got out of the car and headed toward the house
I opened my door and call out to him

Your car smells like farts....Did you fart? 'Cause your car smells like farts...

He stops mid stride and turns back around

You car smells like farts....did you fart?
Seriously honey? No, no I did not fart
Are you sure? Smells like farts in here......
Yes Maria, I'm sure, I was not farting
Hmm, smells like farts.....maybe Lucy's farting

From behind me, in a crisp clear voice that melts my heart,  a staunch declaration is made:

No I'm not, I'm fast asleep!

Maria the Mum

Monday, September 9, 2013

No more face wash...ever

Yeah Mumma?
Can you just be a little girl?
I am a little girl Mumma!
No, I mean can you be a little girl forever?
No Mumma!
You can't?
No Mumma! I can't......
I have to turn 5!
Well, can you turn 5 and just be a little girl?
No Mumma! I have to grow
'cause I have to go to kindergarten!
Ok well, can you just stay in Kindergarten forever?
No! Mumma you so silly! I can't be a little girl forever.....
Why Lucy?
'cause my body says I have to grow and grow and grow!
Are you sure Lucy?
Yeah Mumma.....
Lucy are you sure you can't be my little girl forever?
No Mumma, really, I can't, I'm sorry but I can't...really Mumma, I can't.....I'm sorry Mumma (said with a shrug of her shoulders)
Why Lucy?
I just can't Mumma
But you'll be my little girl forever?
Yes Mumma, of course I'm gonna be, of course......
Are you sure Lucy?
Mumma remember when you were a little child and you had to grow up? Well that's what I have to do too....'member Mumma?  'member you were a little person and you had to grow up....that's what I have to do, grow up and be 13 and be a big girl like you and wash my face with face wash...
So when you get to use face wash, that means you're all grown up?
Yeah Mumma, how else do you know?
I don't know Luce...I don't know....

(note to self, only keep bars of Ivory soap in the more face wash ever....)

Maria the Mum