Monday, July 11, 2011

She's A Sly One

So. The other night, I was doing the night time routine with Li'l Empress. Jammies on. White noise on. Little stuffed animal friends all lined up. Blankie tucked in just so. Hugs and kisses and a little silly girl talk about the day. You know the drill. I'm sure you all have a similar routine going on at your place.

But then it was time to pray. And it went a little something like this...

(Keep in mind, I'm typing it as she would have said it. Bear with the phonetic chaos of it all.)

Dear Je-Ah,
Da da da da foh today. Dank you for Daddy and Mommy. Dank you for Shaggy and Dr. D. Dank you for LadyBug and Baby BlueEyes. And me.  Dank you for my wubby-dubby. And my doggie. And my bear. And my blankie. Dank you for Mommy fitzin all da holes in my puhpul hippo and madin hippo aaaaaaaallll beddah. Hep me seep wew and had gooooood rets.
In Je-Ah Name,

The only thing is?

That puhpul hippo?

I mean, that purple hippo?

Was still on the shelf in the closet, along with all the other mending I have to get to.

Was still on the shelf, un-fitzed.

I mean, unfixed.

I mean, still on the shelf with a great big hole still in his leg.


Yeah. She's a sly one all right.

Let's just say that after that particular sweet little prayer?

The puhpul hippo is now fitzed.

And is now nestled nicely each nap-time and bedtime at Li'l Empress's side.

Right where he belongs.


Aus said...

Well now....won't you have some interesting teen aged years!! ;) Maybe a better handle is the "mistress of mischief and manipulation"? :)

hugs - aus and co.

Joy Graham said...

How sweet!!!!She sounds just like our daughter, Lian, with the way she talks. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I look forward to your future stories! Blessings Joy