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Quote of the day

Quote of the day

July 13, 2006

Scene: We are driving in the car and my three year old daughter is having a tantrum because we dared to drive McDonald’s and not buy her the french fries she demanded.

“Give me my shoes! I want my shoes!” she screams

“We’ll get them for you when we get home.” I tell her in my tour guide Barbie voice.

“No! I need them now!”

“Why do you need them right now? We are in the car.” I calmly explain. Practice deep breathing through her screams.

“I WANT MY SHOES!!!”

“Sorry, sweet cheeks, I am driving. Why do you need them?” La la la practice leaving body and going to my happy place.

“Because I want to THROW THEM AT YOU!”

Oh well, in that case let me pull right over.

Posted by Chris @ 7:30 pm  

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  1. But Momma says:

    She’s good.

    She’s like, McGuyver good.

    No, no, no, like Dynasty Cat-fight good.

    But I bet your faster.

  2. Susan says:

    Well, duh. What did you THINK she was going to do with them?

    (I once had one child ask the OTHER child to borrow a shoe. For the same reason.)

  3. Nohe 5 says:

    We should get your daughter and my son together and arrange their marriage. They are cut from the same bolt of cloth.

  4. Beth says:

    Very practical. Something tells me she holds her own with the boys, too. ;^)

  5. Pieces says:

    It is good for her to have goals. Don’t you think?

  6. Laurie says:

    I do believe she and my daughter would be fast friends!

  7. Pastormac's Ann says:

    LOL,

    Hey, at least she’s honest.

  8. MamaGeph says:

    Priceless.

  9. Jennifer says:

    So funny!

  10. wookie says:

    That totally tops:

    “Give me your hat.”
    “Why?”
    “I’m gonna throw up in it!”

    Bonus cookie if you remember what movie that’s from.

  11. Damselfly says:

    Sounds like the making of a great comedienne.

  12. debbie says:

    Now we know why child restraint was *really* created…

  13. Angela says:

    So, did you pull over?
    I use that Barbie tour guide voice too.
    I think your daughter is very in touch with her emotions and what she wants out of life.

  14. Novaks8 says:

    omg can you imagine life without carseats?

    I guess back then kids were WAY more disciplined and wouldn’t dare climb on your lap while you were driving.

    And the traffic was probably minimal so you didn’t feel like you were taking your life in your hands while driving to Target.

    My daughter always drops something and wants me to pick it up for her NOW.
    RIGHT NOW!

    Okay, I will just let go of the wheel and turn around in the seat because that stuffed animal is WAY more important than driving!

    She is also obsessed with the Golden Arches.
    She sees them and screams “Mic Dunnnalllls”

  15. M&Co. says:

    Oh that’s classic!

  16. Jennifer S. says:

    She’s a pretty smart cookie - she must get that from mommy :)

    My 3 year old doesn’t really pitch a fit, but she is incessant about having to have something right then, and repeating herself over & over & over & over…ok you get the point. My 1 year old (almost 2) is the fit-pitcher in our house. I’m a little at a loss of how to deal with him exactly, since my other 2 kiddos would never have dared to do 1/2 of what he does! It’s a learning process, that’s for sure!

    Love you posts :)

  17. EarthmamagoddessDeb says:

    She is brilliant and CLEARLY takes after YOU, Chris!

    Personally we are enjoying the pirate-wear Mickey D’s is currently peddling at our house. Check this out…
    http://earthmamagoddess.blogspot.com/2006/07/pirates.html

    We are up to the full Regalia complete with blow up swords. And waaaayyyyy too much chicken nuggets…..

  18. Bug's mom says:

    Don’t you love it when they’re so honest?! I remember asking my then 3 year old “what are you doing?” and I hear from the other room “cutting my hair”. I may have broken a speed record getting to her.

  19. zookeeper says:

    Priceless! There has GOT to be a way to turn that around on them, it’s too good of a response!

  20. Heather says:

    Honesty, works like a charm, doesnt it? She is quite a little character! :) Good thing she didnt have anything else in reach! ;)

  21. Gwen says:

    Wow. You certainly have your hands full with that one huh? Being the only girl out of 7 I can honestly say it gets better.

    It takes a while…but it gets better.

  22. Blythe says:

    LOL! That’s great, what a little stinker you have there.

  23. ben says:

    Ha!

    “Fetch my slippers!”

  24. Annalise says:

    Love it :-) Absolutely love it :-)