Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tiny Echo

Sarah is talking like crazy these days. In just the past couple weeks I've noticed she's gone from a lot of unintelligible gibberish mixed with words to more words and only a little gibberish (like her constant insistence that e = mc squared...crazy, right?) Today her words were my words. I am an OCD and kind of annoying.

This morning, when I spilled nearly the entire cup of Kate's Kids' Emergen-C down my front as I was attempting to fit it with its lid while a solid 10 minutes late for work I impressed myself by not dropping an F-bomb in front of the kids. Instead I went with "Pus!" to which Sarah replied "what happened?" I told her I'd spilled as I frenetically searched for a rag. She said "You spilled Kate's drink?" I said yes, it was Kate's. "Not my drink." she followed-up. "No, Sarah, not yours." She sighed. "Well good. You have to be careful, Mommy." she said.

This afternoon, after stripping off her shirt because "It got water on it" (code for - I am tired of wearing clothes now), Sarah stood, arms akimbo, staring at the kitchen floor. She found one of the ripped up old baby washcloths I now place in the dryer, doused with a few drops of lavender essential oil to make things smell all nice and crap. "This kitchen floor is disgusting!" she emoted. "I need to wash it. Now, don't come in here until it's dry, OK?" She proceeded to "mop" the floor.

And so it goes. I tell myself that while hearing my words parroted back at me with slightly irritating accuracy may be tough, at least the kitchen floor isn't so disgusting any more...

5 comments:

Drunkle Steve said...

A) OCD and “kind of annoying” do not necessarily always go together dammit!

B) YOU hear your words coming out of Sarah, I hear Mom’s words coming out – hm, I wonder how they got in Sarah?

and 3) Pus?? You stole my curse word!!

LMP said...

I SO did not steal your curse word! I've been using pus for more than half my lifetime now, I'm sure I stole from mom, the nurse, who probably talked about it like it wasn't completely gross.

I think you're just jealous because you don't have a topless babe mopping your kitchen floor.

FlapScrap said...

I'm impressed with your fashion photography, what with the little arm coquettishly shielding the nipples. She looks like Kate Moss. Exactly like her.

Boomin' Granny said...

Who wouldn't be jealous because you have a topless babe to wash your floors! And a darn cute one, at that!
AND, I did NOT say pus instead of cussing. I hate that word! It brings to mind....well, pus!!

Keith said...

What's Kate doing during all of this? Getting ready for the ball?