Friday, March 10, 2006

A Lighter Note

Have you ever had one of those days when you were feeling really overwhelmed, and then (as if by magic) something happened that made you just shake your head and laugh?

Just yesterday I found my three-year old daughter sitting on the floor making several small objects "talk" and act out a story she had created.

She was so animated, using different voices for each character, that I just had to bend down for a closer look.

One of the characters was a used test strip.

"Honey, what are you doing with that?" I asked, slightly taken aback.

"Mommy, this is the little boy," she said, holding out the test strip in her cupped right hand, "He's lost and he's trying to find his mommy."

"But honey, that's not really a little boy."

Some eye rolling, and then "I know, this is Joseph's test strip for his blood sugar. But he's all done with it. So I'm using it now."

Thus, in the interest of family harmony (both real and imagined), the "little boy" was allowed to reunite with his "mommy" (a piece of blue chalk).

And I'm still laughing, and shaking my head.


Johnboy said...

Remember and treasure these times, Sandra! Kids grow up so fast. Your little girl has quite a creative imagination...usually a sign of intelligence!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon said...

Kids have a knack for being funny when not trying. Who needs dolls when you have a used test strip?

Kerri. said...

Love. It.

Rachel said...

That is priceless. Quite the imagination she's got!

Jamie said...

LOL LOL Sandra!

Thanks for sharing that story - that is too cute (and funny).

Penny said...

That is so cute. And, your kids are awfully cute too.

Thanks for your suggestions on my blog.

bethany said...

So special! You made my day <3

J said...

Thru the mouths of babes .. always helps to have a 3 yr old around to cheer you up I keep my god daughter close to keep me smilin

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Seriously. I want to bring your children home with me.

Need an au pair?

All the kids of the O.C. are just so darn cute. It's almost too much.


Ellen said...

OMG that's the sweetest story. Thanks for making us all smile.

Caro said...

That has given me a warm fuzzy feeling. Thank you for sharing!

Teresa Kilroy said...

As your little (much younger ;-))sister who has listened to many a story from you using all sorts of various objects as characters (feet, knees, burned "don dolls" courtesy of our brothers, and many other things...), Evan sounds just like you!! And I'm sure the plot kept your attention, as your stories always did for me so, so, many times...Good times, good times.