A Smart Little Cookie

Here is a snapshot of a day in my life with Laylee:

When I put Magoo in time out in the middle of the floor in Costco for continuously running away from me cackling, Laylee stated her approval. “MOM!” she whispered loudly, “I A-GREE with you!” Lately she whispers this to me pretty much any time I tell Magoo off. It’s nice to know my approval rating is on the rise.

She is in love with the cartoons that come on PBS every afternoon.

Laylee: I noticed that every time when I watch cartoons they always say ”˜dot ord.’

Laylee: So are cartoons on all day?
Me: No. They’re just on in the late afternoon when kids will be getting home from school.
Laylee: So, if I don’t go to school, they won’t COME ON?!

Laylee on science: Air can fit through really tiny spaces. You know? Air… is a lot like germs.

Last week Laylee proudly handed me a very old bag of nearly unrecognizable grapes and other sundries that reeked with a fabulously hideous reek. She said it was a snack she’d been making in her backpack. I told her calmly and firmly to dispose of the fermenting slime-fest expeditiously.

Tonight she was supposed to be sleeping but she had to get up to make an emergency request.

nervous-pumpkinLaylee: Hey mom. Can you please remember to vacuum my room tomorrow because it’s covered in that gunky stuff that I made in the bag in my backpack that you told me to throw in the trash and then wash my hands because it’s putrid?

At the doctor’s office today, I distracted the kids from licking the floor by pointing out the Halloween decorations.

Me: That’s a great pumpkin. What kind of face does that jack ”˜o lantern have? Happy? Sad? Scary?
Laylee [studying it closely]: Iiiiiit’s…kind of nervous.

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17 Responses to A Smart Little Cookie

  1. Jenna says:

    We have the same pumpkin in our kitchen. 🙂

  2. KYouell says:

    I feel sorry for your vacuum. And I don’t understand the 3 squares mid-smile on the pumpkin. If Laylee says it’s nervous then I’ll go with that.

  3. [Laylee: I noticed that every time when I watch cartoons they always say ”˜dot ord.’ ]


    She is adorably entertaining.

    And, you know, that pumpkin should be nervous – it looks WEIRD. When I look at it, the mouth doesn’t come together right… I see the two sides and then the middle just looks like 3 squares sitting in space. Weird!

  4. Rebecca says:

    What a cutie. My son has noticed the dot ord, too.

  5. Too. Dang. Cute. I’d be a bit nervous myself…

    Also, congratulations on the new nephew! I hear he had one heck of a trip, but we’re glad he’s here!

  6. Melissa says:

    Don’t you just love the things that kids say? Who needs t.v.? Just listen to a 4 year old…

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  8. Sketchy says:

    Well wouldn’t you be nervous if you had to sit around a Dr’s office all day? Just think of all the cries you’d hear.

    I hadn’t noticed how alike air and germs were either. That’s good to know.

  9. Margaret says:

    Yeah, I’m gonna go with “nervous” too.

    And, um, how kind of Laylee to “make” a snack for you.

    And, um, your 4-year-old uses the word “putrid?” That’s amazing.

  10. Sue says:

    Ha. I never remember the cute stuff my kids say. In one ear and out the other. I probably should not admit that in writing.

  11. Shalee says:

    Well, it gives you many things of which you can blog!

    I love Laylee. She’s stinkin’ smart. (I think the pumpkin would be a whole lot better off at a dentist office rather than the doctor’s office. That way the dentist could do an emergency procedure for removing those very freaky teeth!)

  12. Cheryl says:

    I adore kid logic. It’s so awesome! I wish I could remember everything they say…

  13. Jd says:

    Laylee has a 100% approval rating over here at my house!

  14. MamaLady says:

    What did you do before you had her approval and words of wisdom? Aren’t you glad you have her around to give you both?!

  15. Carrie says:

    Nope. Cartoons will not come on if you do not go to school.

    My personal favorite!

  16. M says:

    Nervous. That’s great.

    If you search “extreme pumpkins” on google you’ll come up with a website that will give you some of the most genius ideas for pumpkin carving that I’ve ever seen.

  17. jodijean says:

    seriously giggling out loud … i’m trying to control it and i cant.

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