Monday, February 4, 2013

Why I Love My Kid

Why I Love My Kid:
A Conversation after Bathtime

I wrapped the fluffy, yellow towel around Lilly's little body as I helped her out of the tub.  Soapy bubbles pooled at her feet and settled between her toes.  She shimmied and shook and jumped in place, like a corn kernel ready to pop.

"Mom!  Mom!  I'm freezing," she said.

"Your clothes are in the dryer," I replied.  "I have to go and get them.  In the meantime, go put your socks and undies on."

My brown-eyed babe just stared at me; partly perplexed, and almost frozen in her nakedness.

"Um...what?," she asked.

"Please go put your undies on," I said, again.

Lilly sighed, shuffled her feet, and looked to the tiled floor.  She didn't say anything, and my "overtly-prone-to-worry-and-jump-to-conclussions," irrational heart wondered if she was having some kind of "episode."  I waited for her to say something.

"Mom," she whispered, "what are undies?"

"OH!  Lilly!  'Undies' is another word for underwear!  Undies, underwear, panties...they're all the same."

"Oh, okay," Lilly said, nodding, looking relieved.  As she walked into her bedroom, she said, "I was wondering what you were saying.  That's cool you know Spanish.  So...is undies Spanish for panties?"

    

13 comments:

  1. HA!! Spanish. That's funny stuff.

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    1. My kid is NUTS! HA HA! Thanks for visiting me, JP!

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  3. Hahaha Lilly!! She is so much fun! This reminds me of her famous backpack quote from Dora! LOL! If you start recording all these moments, I'm tellin' ya, you could have your very own "She Calls Me Mama Leisha" reality show!
    Happy February!! I miss you. I love you. If we don't Skype soon...Well, I will cry!
    ;) Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
    Xoxoxo
    Tacohead

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    1. I miss you, honey!!! How are you doing? How are you feeling? Last night I dreamed you were in UTAH and we decided to hike to the top of a mountain. Steve and James were like, "This is the dumbest idea ever," because it was EXHAUSTING and hot and strenuous. HA HA! And you and I kept laughing. It was great! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. hahahahhahaha! oh my gosh! hilarious! I love kids so much! They have such adorable little minds! I just love hearing what they come out with. It's the cutest! Here's to a great week, my dear! xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY, WOMAN! Thanks for the wonderful comment!

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  5. Had myself a great chuckle! That's adorable!

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    1. Aw, thanks Mama L! So glad you paid me a visit and enjoyed my post. XOXO!

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  7. You always make me laugh!! Thank you for that :) love ya girl!

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    1. YAY! Best comment (and compliment) ever!! Thanks, Ruthie! Love ya to the moon and back!

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