Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Show and Tell... My girls:

Example Number One,
my daughters are inspirational.

Friday evening, Nine says to me:

Nine: I want to take Coco to my school for Show and Tell but Dad said she couldn't.

Me: She can go to your Show and Tell. If you pick a day with your teacher, I will take her there.

Warhol: Seriously?

Me: Sure. It's not like I'm doing anything.
(certainly not like I'll be at Oprah....sad face.)
If she clears a day with her teacher, I'll take her in.

Nine (smiling and bouncing happily):
You will!! I'll ask on Monday!!!

Me (overwhelming with joyful pride for my baby and her big cousin, whom obviously loves her):
So... what do you want Coco to wear? Do you want her to bring something or do something special?

Nine: Yeah. I want to show everyone how she likes to eat stuff like deodorant and markers and stuff!!

Me (pride crashing with a deafening thud): Oh.


Example Number Two:

Me: Tomorrow is Dress up Like for when you Grow Up Day, at school. What do you want to be?

Tink: Nofing.

Me: What job do you want to have? School Teacher. Fire Man. Nurse. Yoga Teacher. Painter. Baseball player? What do you want to be when you are big?

Tink: I just want to be NOFING!!!

Me: Ok. Aim High.

(Just maaaaaybe... the inspirational 'problem' is coming from their central female role model?)


Anonymous said...

When Coco starts eating fire she'll have a head start above Tink on a future career. Exploithol

andrea said...

i was hoping scenario one ended that way.
perfect little fix, thank you!

The Bride said...

Tink announced proudly in class that when she grows up she wants to be a mermaid!! better than nofing!