Sunday, May 23, 2010

Qik - Macey notices boys by Tara Smith

Qik - The kids play "domestic abuse call" by Tara Smith

In retrospect, perhaps we shouldn't let the kids watch episodes of "Cops."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bad Language

Macey, who is now three, has developed a new three-year old vocabulary, which includes the very naughty word "stupid."

A few minutes ago, I overheard her in the bathtub loudly insisting, "Kids are stupid!"

"Oh no! That's not very nice," I told her. "Why would you say that?"

"Because Adam is stupid."

"Oh, Macey, I want you to say sorry."

"Sorry." (Pause.) "But he says stupid words."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Macey, the Humanitarian

Miles hasn't been feeling well the past couple of days: he's been pretty lethargic and complaining of fever, aches, sore throat, etc. I always feel sorry for him when he gets truly sick, but even if I didn't, he wouldn't let me forget for long that he's under the weather.

At one point we were in the van and he whined, "Mommy, I don't feel good." I expressed appropriate sympathy, and we road in silence for a few more minutes until Macey observed, "I want to kick him and see if he has a headache."

On a related note, Brett and I were happy to see her express actual sympathy last week. Bear Grylls from Man Vs. Wild bit the head off a squirming river trout, and Macey gapsed, "Oh, that poor fish!" How much does it say about her... erm... willful personality that both her mommy and daddy looked at one another in relief that she had shown her first real sense of concern? Oh, Macey, you little stinker. I love ya, girl!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Macey's Beautiful Picture

Here's how the conversation went:

Mom: "Can I see the picture you were painting?"

Macey: "Yeah, I'll show you."

Mom: "Oh, wow... what happened?"

Macey: "It broke."