Thursday, June 23, 2011

Did you really just say that?!

Things I don't want to hear while taking my 10-minute shower:

"Mommy, I broke the wall! It's OK... Sometimes little girls break walls." WHAT?! Make that a 2-minute shower. Thankfully she had just picked at a scuff in her closet -- hardly the gaping hole I'd envisioned when I was frantically rinsing my hair.

Today it was, "I drew you a picture!" This is so nice... except for the fact that I DIDN'T LEAVE PAPER OUT FOR YOU. I love Crayola for making washable crayons. I suppose coloring the inside of her easel isn't really a big deal in the scheme of things. It's not like the time she colored the closet door for me -- Thank you, Olivia, for teaching Emily about murals.

I have a whole list of things I really didn't want to hear. Sometimes they're things that come out of her mouth (e.g., "If that's how you're going to be, then FINE!" followed by a door slam) and sometimes it's something I've said and wished I didn't have to...

"Please don't play the piano with your feet."
"I don't think Blue wants you to stand on him, Honey."
"Emily, We don't play with our bottoms at the table."
"Do you ever see Cinderella spit out food she doesn't like?"
"If you don't stop, you and Alex will both get a time-out."
(Alex is Em's imaginary friend. How exactly did I plan on following through with THAT one?!)

I can only imagine the things I'll hear when there are two of them running around the house. Or three, depending on whether Alex is still with us!