Monday, October 26, 2009

Conversations with a 5 year old

Yesterday, as the end of a busy weekend, we went to a family get together, one of my Aunts was visiting from B.C so we all drove to my cousins for supper (had a wonderful time, was great seeing everyone again, looking forward to Christmas). On the way home we discovered that it isn't a very good idea to give a tired 5 year old ice cream just before you get in your vehicle for a 30 minute drive home.
Our ride went something like this:

5 minutes constant chatter from the back seat ie: the stars are blue the sky is blue the trees are blue daddy's hat is blue mommy's coat is blue everything is blue. the truck is pink the stars are pink daddy's face is pink daddy's hat is pink the trees are pink the world is pink the whole universe is pink, 5 before 2 4 before 2 6 before 2 7 3 5 ........... it really was non stop!
then T* 'what's a constellation?'
Me ' it's a picture in the stars'
T* 'Can YOU make one???'
Me ' no, it's not a picture that you make, it's a bunch of stars together that make a picture'
T* 'OOhhhhh'

7 minutes constant chatter from the back seat.
Then R* had to go to the bathroom, so with nothing around he pulled over to the side of the road (it was night, there was nothing around). This is the conversation T* and I had while he was out of the truck:
T* 'Mommy, what's daddy doing?'
Me ' He's going potty'
T* 'There's a bathroom here??' (remember all there is around us are trees)
Me 'No there's no bathroom, boys pee standing up'
T* 'ewwww I hope he doesn't do that at home!!'
Me (trying not to laugh) 'yes he does it at home too, but in the potty, remember mommy told you that boys have different parts than girls? So they can pee standing up'
T* 'ewwwww yucky!! yucky yucky eeewwww'

3 minutes constant chatter from the back seat
T* 'are we there yet????'
Me 'almost'

seriously have some of the funniest conversations with her, I have no idea where she comes up with some of it. All in all it was an entertaining ride home.....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

busy busy days......with your friends the backyardigans.....

I know I'm not always the best at keeping up with my blog, I do try and I'd really like to write in it everyday, it hard to find things to write about sometimes and it's also hard to find the time to just sit and write. Ok I guess it's hard to get myself to sit and write, lol, it's not that I don't want to I'm just tired from other things. I will try and do better though, so to catch up....

The past few weeks have been pretty busy, T* started Senior Kindergarten as well as ballet, so we have that during the week. I also try and get to the library for new books to read, then because it is T*'s second year in school and she knows all the kids in her class (well most of them) from last year, the birthdays have begun! So far we have had one for the past 2 Saturdays, and another one this coming Saturday, and those are just the school birthdays! I also have to start thinking about friends who's kids have birthdays, and family birthdays as well. Then you add on that it's October you also have to think about Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas isn't that far away either. You would think they would try and space things out a bit better so that you didn't end up with it all packed into a few months.

T* has already decided what she wants to be for Halloween, and we have her costume, so that is one thing down. I'm starting on the Christmas lists, it's funny, I always say that I am going to start my Christmas shopping on boxing day and just get things whenever I see them so that I'm not rushing around, but it never happens that way.... maybe next year....... For birthday's there is only one more that we are invited to, so far anyways, the year is still young. Of course there will be pumpkin picking soon as well, then carving or colouring, roasting pumpkin seeds (mmmmm....pumpkin seeds....). Then I like to make play dates for the days T* isn't in school so that she has something to do (not everyday, I'm not that crazy). Of course there are the "special" days in school, just this past Friday was crazy hair and outfit day, sooo funny, T* had a blast with that, all kinds of colours, funky clips in her hair, it was great, then of course there was family pizza night at school so that parents could meet the new teacher, and in a few months there will be the Christmas Pageant. All in all the rest of this year looks like it's going to be really really busy. Is it just me or do you end up doing more the older your child gets??

This past Sunday was great though. A very good friend of mine (T* S*) called me last week to ask if T* still likes the Backyardigans. You see, my friend had 4 tickets to go see their live show and she needed to find someone to take them. Of course I said yes, I mean who would pass up tickets to take their daughter to go see her favorite show live??? So I called on my friend D* to see if she and her daughter wanted to go with us. It was great, the girls had a blast, their eyes were shining, mouths smiling, they kept telling us "they're real! not on a show but real!!' it was great. T* was singing along here and there, she knew what episode every song was from, it was too cute! T* is already talking about the next time we go see the Backyardigans, she also wants to see The Wiggles now. I would live to take her to more shows, the excitement on her face and the enjoyment she got form it were priceless! Because she's in ballet I'm actually thinking of taking T* to see The Nutcracker. I figure she is old enough to sit through it and because she loves dancing I'm sure she will enjoy seeing it performed, it might even move her to really and truly want to be a ballerina when she grows up, you never know!

So that has been my last few weeks, busy busy busy, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. We have a play date tomorrow and school Thursday......... oh well, as long as T* is happy!

The picture T* drew of Tasha.