Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kids are Funny

Daughter: Mama, can I have some milk?
Me: You've already had enough milk today, but you can have some water or some orange juice. Which do you choose?
Daughter: Orange juice please, but no plump.
Me: Plump? You mean pulp?
Daughter: Yeah, that.


Today my daughter said to me, "Mama, I know dessert is a sometimes thing, but it has been a long time so I think tonight I should get some dessert, okay?"
So I gave her a cookie and she brought it to bed to eat while we read stories. I told her it was getting crumbs all over and she said, "Yeah, you probably shouldn't have given me this cookie."


Giving my daughter a bath:
Me: "Let's rinse your hair. Rrrrrinse. What letter does Rrrrrrinse start with?"
Daughter: "R!"
Me: "That's right!"
Daughter: "Mama, I know my letters! I'm ready for high school!"


From this morning-
Me: Honey, time to brush your teeth.
Daughter: Nope, I'm an octopus and octopuses don't have teeth.


Daughter: Mama, I want some of that cake that is all frosting.
Me: Cake that is all frosting? (Thinks for a moment) You mean cheesecake?
Daughter: Yeah, can I have some?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I Love Lucy

Happy 104th birthday to one of my favorite people in the whole world, Lucille Ball. Actress, writer, producer, model, and studio executive, she literally wrote her own ticket in Hollywood. When people said, "You can't do that!" she simply said, "Watch me." A pioneer in the industry, she was the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio. Her insistence that Desi Arnaz play her husband on I Love Lucy and then insistence that her pregnancy be written into the script was the sole reason America was exposed to their very first interracial couple and pregnant lady on TV. And the very first episode of I Love Lucy didn't air until after her 40th birthday, so at an age where Hollywood put most women out to pasture her best was yet to come. Thanks, Lucy, for proving that women can do it all and have a sense of humor at the same time.