Briar: Mom, I’m so sorry that I took a cookie from the plate that time.
(Easily 6 months ago)
Briar: Mom, I am so, so sorry that I cleaned the tv.
(1 month ago, with a wipe, after explicit directions not to clean it)
Briar: Mom, I promise never to clean the tv the fireplace or talk about your body like that again.
Avery: Mom, I promise that I not gonna plug out the vacuum ever again, ya know dat?
(Total BS, she cannot control herself.)
Briar: I was thoughting about eating the egg, but I didn’t ’cause it wasn’t cooked and you said it’ll make me sick. Is that ok, that I was just thoughting but not doing?
Me: That’s right, there not usually any harm in just thinking about things.
Avery: And you know I was just thinking that the playdough is a kind of cake but you can’t eat it ’cause it’s playdough and you could get sick and get the red stuff if you eat the playdough that’s a cake but not really cause it’s playdough, ya know dat?
(Red stuff is code for throwing up, it’s a long story involving fruit punch and too many cookies)
Briar: Ya don’t eat playdough.
Ave: You know dat, mom? No eating playdough.
Briar: Mom, remember that time I got the red stuff?
Ave: Yeah, she got the red stuff that time.
Briar: I’ll not do anything to get the red stuff ever agin.
Ave: Ever again she won’t.
Me: Nap. Now.
Briar: Now what?
Ave: Nappin’ now, Bri.
Me: Good girls. Naptime.
I walked out of the room to the whispers of two sisters and a sleeping baby.
I think the preservation of these exchanges in my memory is exactly the thing that prevents me from being able to keep track of where I set the brush, my car keys and the checkbook.
Are you a misplacer of things and keeper of memories?
I was thoughting…
Oh you definitely remember the more important things! I love this. Your girls sound so precious.
I wish I had better documentation of Madison (3). The other day she said her hair was , "soapin' wet!" and in the car, "excuse me mommy, I need to talk to daddy a second…" they are so hilarious!
Of course! Even you only have so many brain cells to remember things. 😉
Keys aren't as important as any of this, though.
seriously Amanda! These ARE the important things. Brushes, checkbooks and keys can be replaced. – these converstations? One time only events! Vastly more important!
Is it one or the other? (sigh)
Ah, but if you were thoughting where the car keys and checkbook were, you might be making a hasty exit!
I can't remember anything, and I always know where my keys are – so clearly there is a connection.