Monday, March 10, 2008
Lately the girls having been playing nicely together for longer periods of time. This is great, because it allows me to do all kinds of things without constantly being a referee. The most popular things to play together are with the Little People barn and doll house, or "See you later, have a good time", which is really just pretending to go to church, childcare, or the store. This usually involves packing bags, wearing accessories like hats, gloves and boots, and traipsing to the front door many times. Yesterday they combined "See you later" with being mommies to their babies.
And, from our lunch table today:
Squeaky was eating penne pasta and cheese. I wasn’t really paying attention to her, just hearing noises and sound effects, which is normal. Finally, her little words started breaking through into my consciousness.
“Oh, oh, where’s the cheese. Let’s go find the cheese. Dum de dum de dum. Over here. No, over here. Dum de dum dummm. Oh! Let’s look in this cave! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!” At that point she started happily chewing away at her pasta.
Then I noticed that she was parading the noodles around on their ends like little people. “Squeak, are your noodles looking for the cheese? Why are they screaming?”
“Because they are worried about the cave.”
“This cave, right here.” She pointed to her mouth.
And from Button, out of the blue:
"Help me! Help me, Rhonda!"
Dennis is sick in bed with a fever today.
Button asked me, "Where's Daddy?"
"In bed," I replied, "He's sick."
"Oh, Daddy sick. He lay down. He died. He lay down." (Guess she thinks he's like Monster or something...) ACK!