Sunday, February 27, 2011

Things My Daughter Says

My daughter happens to be the funniest person in my life. She is naturally funny i.e. she doesn't have to try to give you side splitting laughter. (I am certain she inherited that trait from her favorite Aunt) Every time she pops off with something I think about the book Sh*t My Dad Says, and believe I have material to write one based on my child. Last week alone she entertained us with some interesting ideas that I thought I would share:
My Girl

Family Spaghetti Dinner-where the little one is not so interested and proceeding to dump her bowl on the table. Mommy politely asks her to pick up her meal and she props her oh so cute face up on her hand and says "Well, sometimes the scetti don't want to go back in the bowl" She got me there, scetti has its own free will!

Bed Time Stories-every night after two bed time stories, lights out, waterfall soother on (I swear she will take it to college with her) and before prayers Riley likes to replay her day and inform you of all that you might have missed. When she is drowsey you really never know what she is going to put together. This week my favorite story that was actually one long sentence before she konked out: "Mommy did you know Jackson (our pomeranian) is really a cat and I lost my glass slipper?" (ok she really said a gwass swipper, sometimes we need translation) I was not aware that my dog turned into a cat nor that my child owns glass slippers. Guess I'm going to have to hunt down that missing slipper.

A Doctors Visit-we are fortunate to have a wonderful set of pediatricians here in town. (if you are looking for one let me know I can refer you!) Riley's favorite toy that travels with us everywhere is Jessie the cowgirl. Jessie is always close at hand during a doctors visit. As soon as he walked in she said I'd like a Jessie Sticker pweease. After getting her requested sticker she gets the ears, nose, throat, chest checked out and diagnosis. Just as our Doctor is leaving the room she says "Wait, Jessie's chest hurts too, can you check?" With a chuckle Jessie got her own check up and diagnosis.
A girl and her friends
Potty Training-this has been our biggest challenge with Riley. We got rid of her bottle, pacifier and put her in a big girl bed with NO troubles. So we knew we were bound to run into some sort of challenge and Potty Training is it. She has mastered the peeing part. However she is not a fan of the "other". We have to watch for the "signs" and get her to the bathroom quickly or we face a mess. After getting her up on the potty and asking the appropriate questions of do you need to go she says "Poopie is asleep in my bottom it is not coming out today" Oh. My. Word. How does one wake it up?!

Expecting-my sister is expecting her first child, a boy, who Riley is going to have to learn to share the undivided attention she has had for three years. We have been telling her as Paige's stomach is growing that Baby Efan (as she calls him) is in there. For a two year old she seems excited and mentions him quite a bit. When we switched her from diapers to "big girl" panties she informed us that "Baby Efan won't wear diapers, he has to wear big girl panties too!" Wonder how Baby Efan's Daddy is going to like that?! Along with not quite understanding where this baby is she asked me last night "Mommy where is Baby Efan? Can he be in my belly?" I'm just waiting for the dreaded how does Baby Efan get out question.

Riley loves Baby Efan
Every minute with Riley is always entertaining and deserves to be recorded! Looking forward to another week with this precious girl!


  1. I love, love, love it!!!! Yay!!!! Love you too, Sweet Niece!!

  2. Love it!!!! So excited to keep up with you and see more of Miss Riley and her crazy antics :) Love you cousin!!!

  3. So glad you started a blog!!! That sweet girl of yours sure is a riot!!! I had a friend up in BG who would keep a calendar on the fridge and write down all the funny things her little boy said each day - It was a really cute idea!