Monday, June 23, 2008

Eat Your Veggies!



I love listening to my kid's conversations when they think I can't hear them-though I'm only like 10 feet away ;).

For lunch we had the rather unusual combination of grilled cheese, orange slices and a side of steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Lily was not looking forward to eating her "collifowler" as she calls it. So, Anjolie, recalling her little accident last year, says "You wanna have broken bones this summer?!". Lily replied, " Nooooo" nervously wondering if her bones would just fall to bits that very moment for lack of ...vegetable eating. "Then you better eat your veggies!" Anjolie warned, a little too sternly-*ahem* it was noted ;).

I should use her own logic in telling her that if she doesn't take her nap, which she just *today* decided she is too big for, she won't grow properly... She informed me just a moment ago, "I'm not one of those TEENY numbers anymore, like 2 or 3 or 4...I'm 5!!" . Whoa!! So, in light of this revelation, she has now graduated from nap time to REST time ;) Funny how they both result in the same thing...sleeping.


UPDATED about 20min later to add....yep, the triumphant "rest" time. Her hair is still wet from running through the sprinkler...mom's know when their little ones are tired...even if they aren't a "teeny number" anymore ;)



picture from googleimages

10 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

That's adorable! Thanks for making me smile :)

Daughter of the King said...

ahhhh----the reasoning of a child.
I have a 5 in my age(first number) and still love and need my, ahemmm, *REST*
Deby

Tiffany said...

How funny she renamed nap time. Whatever works for her that she feels like a big girl but at the same time she takes a nap!! :)

The Girls said...

How adorable!!!!! My nephew said the same thing to my older sis when he was 5.They really are to cute.Make sure and tell the kids I said that.
Love,Laurie M

Rebekah said...

I'm glad rest time works for her. Mine don't like rest time.

btw, I am doing okay for now. Getting ready to fly the kids to Texas tomorrow so I may not be so okay in a couple of days. I also did a quick blog update just for you :-P

~Rebekah

Steve n Vickie said...

Cute! They're always saying something profound. I just love it.
Vickie

Happymama said...

That picture is so precious. I remember when my kids graduated from nap time to rest time. The end result was always the same here too. LOL

~Kristi

Becky said...

I'll combine comments here for your last 2! First of all, you are so creative! What a neat cake! Happy Belated Birthday too! I loved the pictures...your kids are too cute (and funny...those goggles, I'm still laughing)! Lastly, I think I could use Anjolie's blunt words of wisdom... I often need to eat more veggies :)

Free In Christ said...

Silly kids! They are so real.

Heather said...

:) Becky...the goggles had me cracking up...I wasn't sure how she was able to breath with that paci in her mouth.