Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rule #9: Listening to your Kids: Entertaining and Informative!

This rule has applied many times, but recently Larkyn has been on a roll.  Our old-now-new-again favorite CD in the car has been the Disney collection. That good old Winnie the Pooh song has been in our heads and we sing it quite a bit.  Larkyn thinks it's so funny when they start singing about the characters and sings, "On Donkey named Eeyore is his friend" all the time (don't correct her, she is right).  Well, the other day she said, "Mommy, why isn't Tigger in the song?" I never noticed that before and started remembering that Tigger was possibly an add on character. But Larkyn was having nothing to do with that.  She has now forever added Tigger to the song.  "There's Rabbit and Piglet and there's Owl, AND THERE'S TIGGER."

The happening time here at our house, according to Larkyn is "20-noon." When should a friend come over? 20-noon. When should we go to the grocer store? 20-noon. Why do we need to go? Because we are "fresh out of yogurt". Fresh out? Where does she get this stuff?

Another love in the house of Rhodes are the If You Give A... books.  After reading If You Give A Cat A Cupcake for the millionth time (and knowing it by heart), Larkyn found a little mouse in the beach scene where the cat collects a bunch of things. I couldn't believe it. As many of you know the very first book is about this little mouse getting a cookie. I was like, "No freakin' way.  How have we never noticed that before?"

So some reading this may think, "That mom has lost her marbles and been home too long." I, however, find these little nuggets fascinating.  Not to be outdone, Mckinley has added, "Do, Du, Ada," informing me that "Dada" will probably be her first word.

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