Saturday, May 17, 2008

Picking up Ashlyn from day care:

Day care worker: When we were singing a dinosaur song, Ashlyn started roaring like a dinosaur.

Me: Yes, Ashlyn likes dinosaurs. She pretends that they are coming to get her.

Day care worker: It was just so funny, because she's usually so quiet.

Me: ???

5 minutes later, in the car:


Me: What's wrong, Ashlyn?

Ashlyn: AAAHHH! AHHHH! AAAHHH!!!!!!! My buddha, My BUDDHAAAAAA! (Buddha is how she says granola bar.)

Me: Hold on, Ashlyn. Stop screaming.

I pull over to try to calm her down.

MP: Is there a problem?

Me: My daughter is throwing a fit, so I'm trying to calm her down. (Go away.)

Ashlyn: AAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! AAAHHHHHH!!!!

I start driving, turn up the radio, and contemplate the mysteries of my QUIET child.


Natalie said...

You pulled over?! That's too funny!

Anonymous said...

Thank the lord - someone else also ponders the mysteries of a quiet child - Jackson is peaches and cream when visiting - almost mute - then he comes home.

The Dunns said...

Our kids lead double lives. Do we really know them? :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the postings! Ashlyn may be quiet when around lots of other if you had lots of your own at home,,,grandma and I hope you and Allen can get back to Pair-eee while we are there...really, really, really looking forward to seeing you all in June! Missing you very much Love, Pawpaw

Sharon said...

Wow...guess I haven't checked your blog in awhile! Lots of great posts! Enjoyed catching up- so envious of all your travels and that Allen is so good about it with 2 kids in tow. Good for y'all!!! Take care!

jae rin said...

One of DS's preschool teachers tell me what an angel he is, a perfect joy in the classroom. In the past few months he's actually acted up a few times when I got there to pick him up. She was so surprised b/c he never acts like that in class. He tends to be really good for everyone else (non-family) but if I'm around, well, he's himself, which is your typical 3 yr. old.

Anonymous said...

This is why your sister listens to ACDC as loud as it will go during "fussy times"!

Laura said...

That's so funny. Bo is the same way.

Brenda said...

Nora is what my friend calls, "a whole lot of child." I don't know what to do some days. Yesterday she wanted me to get her Mulan, and cried for 3 hrs. when she didn't get me, mama!!

The Smith's said...

I think it is hilarious that she calls her granola buddha. All I can think out, for some reason, is "get in my belly." from Austin Powers. :)