Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Violet Light #11

It was after I had been running around the house this morning changing diapers, refilling sippy cups for our morning outing, wiping the counters, and vacuuming crumbs that I remember asking Julia to "Please go potty, and get your coat and shoes on. We're ready to bounce." And that's when she obliged with the most polite, easygoing, "Ok, my favorite Mommy," that I have ever heard come out of her mouth.

And as I stood there watching her polish off the last swallows from the glass of water she was holding, I thought, "Wo, wo, wo, she's really got the importance of talking in a respectful manner down pat here. Now that I think about it, she has responded in the most angelic way for at least the last 20 minutes.

While I continued to pat myself on the back while rolling compliment after compliment through my head of the wonderful parenting I felt Mr. Marvelous and I were exhibiting, my eyes landed on her fingernails. Then her fingers. Then the front of her dress.

[gulp]

It seems as though her little get together with Revlon's Violet Light #11--behind the couch in the loft--left her feeling a bit guilty. Thus, the explanation for all the, "Sure, Mama!" "I'd love to Mama!" And the "I'll do anything which pleases you, for thou art the most magnificient Mama for always."
Ok, so she didn't say that last one.

11 comments:

Lori said...

we can read them like books! our 6 year old smarty pants advertises her guilt, unbeknonst to her...
and she doesn't understand 'how i know'

mother's intuition baby!

rachael said...

the bliss of those sweet moments only lasts seconds before the reality sets in...don't i know that all too well!

t h a i t r a i t said...

She's saving that last 'magnificient Mama' comment for when she paints her little sisters, you know.

Stephanie said...

I bet that just made your morning!!!! It's a crazy life with four of them,isn't it? I love it but it drives me insane somedays..what am I saying...everyday!

At least she picked a pretty shade :)

Lisa H said...

Oh my goodness! What a mess!

And what a cutie for buttering up her mama--she knows how to work it, doesn't she? :)

THE CHRISTENSEN CHRONICLE said...

Ohhh that is soooo cute....and how could you get mad right????

Kristin said...

Now *that* is one smart little girl. She loves her nail polish and knows how to work her manners. :)

Ehlan said...

Hee hee...I love that kids just don't quite get it. I mean, like you wouldn't notice the polish all over! :) Cute!

ccdean said...

Oh my I can see what I have to look forward to. Having 3 girls I am sure that I will encounter a few of those moments.
--Christy

Following Him said...

Oh my goodness! What moments! I wanted to let you know that I awarded you an award over at my blog. Pop on over when you have time!
Happy Thanksgiving!
~Elyse~

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oh goodness!