Monday, August 16, 2010

Conversations with 4 year olds

Today, Cait and I tag-team babysat our niece and nephew. I filled in for her while she went to a doctor's appointment, and I had this conversation with my niece about her inflatable pool.

Madelynn: It needs more air. It's all floppy.

Me: Sorry kiddo - you're going to have to use it as is. I don't have an air compressor to fill it.

Madelynn: (leading me into the garage an pointing at the gimundo size compressor sitting on a very high shelf.) You can use this!

Me: But your Daddy isn't home right now, and I can't use that without talking to him first because it belongs to him.

Madelynn: No it doesn't.

Me: Then who does it belong to?

Madelynn: You!

Me: Oh really...

Madelynn: Yes. (Clearly trying to think of something fast.) You forgot and left it here last time. So now you can fix my pool.

Yeah...that kid is gonna go places in life. I'm just hoping it's not to jail.

11 comments:

Chris said...

Politics. It'll be in politics. ;)

Jennifer Armintrout said...

I agree, politics. And then there will be the shady dealings, scandals, and eventually, as you predicted, jail.

anny cook said...

Howdy! Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Cuffed and Dangerous! It was a delight!

Amber Skyze said...

LOL Definitely politics!

Mia Watts said...

LOLOLOL!!! Because it fits so easily into your purse...

One of the BEST things about these stories, is the way you just let them keep talking. You give them a, "Oh, really" and they just keep digging themselves in.

Regina Carlysle said...

Smart girl.

Kris Norris said...

Now Bron... be honest

It was in your purse beside that good piece of rope, which, might I add, could come in handy at a time like this.... hey, you were all thinking it!

Great post. It never amazes me the stuff that kids come up with. Funny how the cuteness loses its flavour as they get older and it's the missing rum they're creating stuff about.

Glad you survived...

Margaret Yang said...

Bwa ha ha. Awesome.

Clearly she is going to be a writer when she grows up.

And when she misses her deadlines, she'll know just what to say.

Genella deGrey said...

Yeah! What Margaret Yang said!!
Perfect!
:D
G.

Molly Daniels said...

LOL:) Lawyer, if she can think that fast on her feet!

Brynn Paulin said...

Can I borrow your air compressor???