Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rapanzel Hair

Lily: I'm not gonna cut my hair. It's gonna grow longer and longer and longer! Like Tangled's (read: Rapunzel) hair!
Mommy: that will make Grand-Da very happy. He always wanted my hair to look like Rapunzel's. (Technically, he wanted my hair to look like Crystal Gayle's, but Lily doesn't know who that is yet.)
Lily: no he didn't!
Mommy: yes he did. The longer then better. But when it got long enough to be consistently caught in my school chair I got angry and chopped it all off.
Lily: (considers this for a moment). When you chop off your hair and become a mean mommy, I'll still love you.
Mommy: well, thank you, but I think I can be a nice mommy even if I cut my hair.
Lily: oh good. I want you to stay the nicest mama ever!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Two Feet

(Lily was at the doctor today and measured 38 inches tall)

Daddy: You're getting big. You are 38 inches tall, that's 3 feet and 2 inches!
Lily: No no silly Daddy! I only have 2 feet!

Friday, January 25, 2013

"It's not a bull, it's a steer!"

While playing with play dough...

Lily: Look, Mommy! I made a cherry! See? Here is the stem and here is the cherry (points).
Mommy: That's beautiful! And it has a sphere in it! We are learning about spheres and circles next week. Do you see how the cherry is shaped like a sphere? (Quizzical looks all around) I'll show you. (Makes ball with play dough) See? It looks like a ball.
Lily: (in her sassy voice) That's NOT a BULL! That's a STEER!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's raining in my house...

Mommy: Lily, why are you sitting on the arm of the couch?
Lily: Because it's raining in my house and I'm sitting under this lamp to protect me from the rain.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Just watchin' TV

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Not a Box!

The official "most played with" toy of Christmas by all the children who frequent the house is Lily's toy kitchen (thanks Noni and Grand-Da!), and I've now eaten imaginary tons of homemade "Sausage Cake with Banana Topping" (not kidding, she only imaginary cooks that and scrambled eggs) and pulled the small plastic butcher's knife out of every piece of furniture in my kitchen (Andrew Glen!). But in true fashion, Lily and her Daddy had more fun with the box it came in.

High Ho Silver!

There are several "toys" in our house that came from dubious origins but would cause a mutiny were I to throw them away like the refuse they are. This ribbon is MANY things in a day: belt, necklace, fishing line, hair tie, bullwhip, and occasionally even a noose. But I thought this was a clever use for a city girl to think of--even one who watches as much My Little Ponies as Lily does.

Monday, January 7, 2013

P is for Pond

Mommy: (Reading a book) ...P is for pond.
Lily: P is for pond?
Mommy: Yep
Lily: We don't pee in ponds!

Mommy: (still reading) Dog falls asleep before he can think of the last letter of the alphabet.
Lily: it's Z. Z is for Zebra.
Daddy: what else is Z for? (Right answer: zzzzzzzzs)
Lily: I don't know. I'm too tired.