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Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 15)

 

 

 

I know we have been looooong overdue for an installment of conversations.  I fell off in that I just stopped writing this stuff down.  Her shenanigans are so frequent we could have a book by now.  Lol.  Either way, this is a short one but I just had to come and let you know we are back in business.  You all have let me know that you really enjoy these conversations and I want to deliver.  Oh, Curly Cutie is 6 years old.

#1

CC:  I can’t believe you went to sleep in the hospital.

me:  What do you mean?  Oh, when we had baby boy?

CC:  Yes.

me:  Yeah, because I remember you and dad came home each night.

CC:  Yep, every night we slept in our comfortable beds.  Then, when the sun came up we got right up to come and see you.  They fed you breakfast and everything.

(I started thinking about how supportive she was when we were about to deliver baby #2.  She was right by my side until I started pushing, praying me through every contraction.)

me:  You were such a big girl.  You were mommy’s helper.

CC:  Yeah, I just love processes like that that allow me to have those types of experiences.

me:  Lol!  You are funny.

CC:  I mean, I was just so happy to be there for you in your time of need.

me & CC:  LOL!

#2

CC:  Can’t wait to taste these potatoes.

(she tastes a spoonful)

CC:  Ooooh, they’re gooey.

me:  Yeah, I don’t know.  Maybe it’s the potato.

CC:  They are different than before.  I like them though.  It just makes me wonder, “what happened?”

me:  Lol!

 

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Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 14)

 

 

#1

(Sometimes CC asks me questions about death.  She says the following in the middle of one of those conversations.)

CC:  I think death is so “ug”.

Me:  What is “ug”?

CC:  It’s another word for “not so good”.

Me:  Lol.  Oh, ok.

#2

(CC busts through the door of the room I was sitting in)

CC:  Mom, can you come and make me some breakfast?  I asked dad if he would make me some and he said “no”.  So, I came to investigate.

Me:  LOL.  Investigate what?

CC:  I came to investigate you to see whether or not you would fix me a big breakfast of oatmeal.

Me:  Lol!  Yes, I’ll fix you some oatmeal.

(CC immediately leaves the room, closing the door behind her)

CC:  (In somewhat of a loud voice) Daaaaad.  I went in to investigate mom and she said she’s gonna do it.

#3

CC:  Can I have my cookie for breakfast?

Me:  No you cannot.

CC:  Remember when I had brownies and icecream for breakfast one day?

Me:  Yes, I can’t believe we let you do that.

CC:  Why mom?

Me:  Because, although it was fun, it’s not good for you.  That’s o.k.  We’ll be phasing sugar out of our home anyway.

CC:  When today?  Or this year?

Me:  This year.

CC:  Yeah, cuz I’m gonna read my type 2 diabetes book today and that tells you about some good things you can do for your body.

Me:  Agggghh!  LOL!!!

(We did put that book on her shelf, because at one point she liked looking at the pictures.  Now that she’s reading I have no clue what info her little brain is retaining.  No one in the home has diabetes and we want to keep it that way.)

#4

CC:  Can I have Dora fruit snacks before we cut sugar out of our lives?

Me:  Lol.  Probably not.

CC:  Well, I was thinking mom, if we cut sugar out and we go to the state fair this year, we won’t be able to have a funnel cake.

Me:  That’s exactly what that means.  Lol.  (I’m laughing because the state fair is is in August.  Why is she thinking that far ahead?)

(I don’t want to do a total deprivation kind of thing, but hope to get to a point where we are eating more nutritious foods that are equally as satisfying.)

Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 13)

#1

cc:  Hey mom?

me:  Yes baby.

cc:  Baby boy looks so different now than when he was born.

me:  You think so?

cc:  Yeah, he looks kinda normal.

me:  Lol!

cc:  Lol.

#2

(It was nearing time for bed when I asked CC to return the staplers she was playing with back to the desk)

me:  Let’s go ahead and put those away, so we can get ready for bed.

cc: (talking to staplers) Well guys, I guess there won’t be a stapler convention tonight.

me:  Aghhhhhhhh!  LOL!

#3

(CC knew I had not been feeling well for a few days and decided she wanted to pray for me at bedtime)

cc:  And Lord, we know that mom hasn’t been feeling well.  So, we just ask that you would heal here BIG body.

me & dad:  (in the middle of the prayer) LOL!

cc:  What’s so funny guys?

me:  Sorry, you can continue.

cc:  If you could just make her big body feel better she will be all better.  And we just thank you for that Lord.

 

 

 

(CC and I were chatting while eating apples)

#1

Me:  You know this apple is really bland.

Cc:  Really?   Now, let’s talk about this bland for just a minute.  I know that you like cantaloupe and honeydew, and I think those are bland too.

Me:  Oh yeah?

Cc:  I really like fruits with acid like pineapple, oranges, lemons and things like that.

Me:  Lol!

Cc:  Lol.

Me:  You are funny.

#2

(CC is in her bed.  AV baby is in his bed and crying)

Me:  It’s time to go to sleep.

Cc:  I know mom, but I was wondering if I could stay up so my brother feels supported.

Me:  Lol!

#3

(CC walks up to me with hands clasped together)

Cc:  Mom, I have a surprise for you.  I have something you will like, although you will tell me to put it back.

Me:  Lol.  O.k.

(CC opens up her hands to reveal several coins from her piggy bank)

Cc:  See?

Me:  Yep, put those back.  Lol.

Cc:  But mom, let’s talk about this for a minute.

Me:  Yes.

Cc:  I have so much money, and I wanted you to have some.

Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 11)

Brief update.  Before I get to the conversations I just wanted to say “hey”.  It’s  been a nice minute since my last post.  I have not forsaken my space.  Just a whole lotta living/thinking/not blogging going on over here.

I was recently reminded of why I don’t ever get bored.  That is one word that simply does not exist in my vocabulary.  There is so much to think about.  Ponder.  Consider.  I absolutely love it.  It can be a tale of two cities though depending on the moment.

I have been on my sewing machine like it’s going out of style.

It’s about time to celebrate Curly Cutie as she turns the big “5”.  Where does the time go?

Is June over yet?  I took a break from desserts this month and about died.  I guess I never really understood how much that white stuff messed me up.  Who am I kidding?  I still don’t understand.  What I do understand is that my ways must change.  My Father said so.

365 and the Blessing has turned into more like 300 and the blessing.  That’s if I make the rest of the year.  I didn’t even make it half the year.  Gotta get back on in there.

On to a few conversations…

#1

(I came out of my room after getting dressed one morning)

cc:  Ooh mom, thaaaat’s an interesting combo.

me:  Lol!

cc:  Lol.

me:  What?  You don’t like what I have on?

cc:  It’s different.

me:  Lol!

#2

(It was bedtime for Curly Cutie)

me:  You can pray now.

cc:  Lord, thank you for the sleep I’m about to receive.

me:  Lol!  (Sounded like she was saying grace)

cc:  Mom, I’m trying to talk to the Lord.

me:  Sorry.  Continue.

#3

cc:  Mommy, I don’t understand why you have to authorize the computer every time I get on it to play starfall.

me:  Lol.  I don’t either.

cc:  I mean, I just don’t get it.

me:  Lol.  You are hilarious.

Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 10)

 

 

 

#1

(I’m reading a story about Moses from CC’s children’s Bible.  This big grin came over her face.)

cc:  (starts singing)  Moses coming down the Nile.  Moses coming down the Nile.  Crocodiles looking hongray (hongray=hungry).  Crocodiles looking hongray.  Can’t touch that! Dun-nun-nun-nunt (You can just see MC Hammer dancing right now).
Me & cc:  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Confession:  CC saw a woman singing this on a you tube video and has been singing it ever since.

#2

cc:  Mom, don’t forget to take your supplements.
Me:  I took them already, but thanks so much for reminding me.  You are so wonderful.  What would I do without you?
cc:  Well, we are still friends on facebook!
Me:  Lol!
cc:  Lol.

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Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 9)

 

 

 

#1

Cc:  Mom, I want you to do your hair.
Me:  Really?  Why?
Cc:  Because you are looking dry and you need to moisturize.  You don’t need to be going outside looking dry like that.
Me:  Lol, ok baby.  (Funny thing is, my hair did lack moisture at the time.  But man, who wants to be told by their 4 year old that they look “whack”?  Lol!)

#2

(It was bed time and CC tried all she could to keep from sleeping in her bed)
Cc:  Mom and Dad, do you guys want to sleep in my room tonight?  Not like a camp-out or anything, but just so we can all be together.
Dad:  Not tonight baby.
Cc:  Can you just sleep in here then dad?
Dad:  No baby
Cc:  Can I sleep in you and mom’s bed?
Dad:  No
Cc:  Can  I sleep on the floor in your room?
Dad:  No.
Cc:  Can I sleep in the living room?
Dad:  No
Cc:  Well dad, I don’t know what else to tell you.
Dad:  I know.  Now good night.
Me:  Lol!

#3

Cc:  Mom, I’m so sorry that you had to talk to  me so much today.
Me:  I don’t mind talking if it’s necessary.
Cc:  Well, maybe tomorrow we can try for a better tone.
Me:  (too tired to laugh for this was after bath time.  All I could do was look at her as she continued to talk)
Cc:  You know, I was reading this article the other day talking about how adults talk loud to their children, and I don’t really like that.
Me:  (again, too tired to laugh.  She was so serious.)

#4

Cc:  Mom, who fed you when you were a baby?
Me:  My mom.
Cc:  Did she breastfeed you, or did you drink from a bottle?
Me:  A bottle.
Cc:  Your mom didn’t breastfeed you at all?
Me:  No.
Cc:  Not even a little bit?
Me:  No.
Cc:  She doesn’t have breasts?
Me:  LOL!!!  Yes, she does.

 

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Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 8)

 

 

 

The end of 2011

#1

cc: Is dad going to get you some icecream?

me: Yes.

cc: Did you tell him “cookies and cream”?

me: Yes.

cc: I was thinking more of like a strawberry.

me: Well, cookies and cream is what I would like to have. You eat that too.

cc: (with a smile) Yep, I’ll eat whatever you pay for!

me: Lol!

cc: Lol!

#2

cc: Mom, do you remember when we went to the Mississippi state fair?

me: I sure do.

cc: I was trying to figure out if I should get on the merry-go-round, but those horses were just too big. So, when are they having it again?

me: Probably some time in October of next year.

cc: I really hope we can go. If we can’t go mom, I would just be sooo defeated.

me: Lol! Defeated? Really? Lol!

cc: Yeah, really.

me: Lol.

#3

(At the dinner table. Dad and I are drinking sparkling cider, cc is drinking water)

cc: Why do you and dad get to have the special drink?

me: I wanted your dad to have something nice to drink with his dinner.

cc: But mom, I want carbonation too!

me: Lol!

cc: When I get older, will I be able to have carbonation?

me: Yes baby, lol.

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Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 7.5)

 

 

 

Ok, so I couldn’t even wait with this one.  It is so interesting to see how CC’s mind is developing and processing information.  She often leaves me speechless.  Consider the following…..

Situation

We are in the clearance aisle at a store (You know that’s where I head to first).  Dad and I begin to smell something foul.  We turn to CC to see if she had any insight into the situation.

Dad:  Did you pass gas?
Cc:  No.
Me:  Was that you?
Cc:  No

(Dad and I look at each other a little confused because we knew it wasn’t us.  I mean, we were overcome so suddenly and our questions just about came out at the same time.  So, we keep things moving right along and really don’t think anything more about it.  When we arrive home, that same smell confronts us again.  The inquiry continues.)

Dad:  (straight to the point)  CC, did you pass gas in the store?
Cc:  Yes daddy I did.

(We did not make this into a huge situation folks.  We did take a moment to talk with her about the importance of telling the truth the first time.  It’s not like she was going to get in trouble for her “natural experience”.  We assured her of that.  I’m not exactly sure what was going through her mind, but she seemed to be taking in the info.  We did send her to “take a moment” just to think about what was discussed.  She is not always a fan of these times, but seems to benefit from them.)

Cc:  (crying while taking her moment)  Oh, please help me Lord!  I passed gas in TJ Maxx, I didn’t use my manners, and I told my daddy that I didn’t do it.  Oh, please help me Lord to tell the truth.  Please help me.

Dad & I:  Lol!  (She could not hear us.)
Me:  I told you she cries out to the Lord.  (I’ve told people this before, but I guess it’s a little hard to believe.  And every time she does this, she gets up in peace like the matter has been settled.)

(She returned after a few minutes, and we went on with the remainder of our evening.)

How do you handle situations when your child is not completely honest?

Conversations with “curly cutie” (round 7)

 

 

 

#1

Me:  What would you like for lunch?
Cc:  (with a smile) Peanut butter and jelly-and-honey sandwich..
Me:  You can only have one of the two.  (she knew what I was talking about).
Cc:  I’ll have peanut butter and the jelly with high fructose corn syrup please.
Me:  Lol!
Cc:  Lol!

#2

Cc:  Mom, I was wondering……..can I play on the computer after I wash my hands?
Me:  Sure you can.
Cc:  Oh thanks mom.  Do you know you are such a good mommy?  You are my most favorite “chocolate mom”.
Me:  (smile)

#3

Cc:  Mom, I finished my egg!
Me:  Good job baby!
Cc:  Can you move those sharp knives off the counter so I can put my plate up there?
Me:  They won’t cut you.
Cc:  But, they’ll jump off the counter and get me.
Me:  Lol, no they won’t.
(I start walking around trying to find my notebook)
Cc:  Hey mom, whatcha looking for?
Me:  My notebook.
Cc:  Why?  So you can put that on the blog?  Lol.
Me:  Lol!!

#4

Cc:  Mom, would you like to get traded in for a new mom?
Me:  Why would I want to do that?
Cc:  Me and dad were thinking about trading each other in and it sounds like fun.
Me:  LOL!
Cc:  I thought you might want to do it too.
Me:  LOL!
Cc:  It will work when you stop laughing.
Me & cc:  LOL!

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