Archive for July, 2003

When I grow up…

Wednesday, July 9th, 2003

Kids have ambitions, dreams and visions of what they want to be when they grow up. It’s fun to hear them talk about these dreams, sometimes its highly entertaining. Last night Zelly made this declaration:
“When I grow up to be a cow, I will kiss the moon.”
I’ll leave it as an exercise for you to interpret what that means.
Zelly is very informed about what her moms do all day: “When you go to work, you do working.”
“But *what* do we do when we’re working?”
Zelly, in an exasperated voice, “You *work*!!”
She also gives career advice. She gets stickers and stars and other rewards for having a good day at daycare. She recently discovered it doesn’t work that way in the adult world. Yesterday morning in the car…..
“Zelly, are you going to have a good day today?”
“Yes, and I will get a ‘ticker. Will you get a ‘ticker today, Mommy?”
“Well, we don’t get stickers at work honey.”
She thinks about this for a moment, “Mommy, Mama, you should ask somebody, *somebody* will give you a sticker if you ask.”
We didn’t explain to her that we got paychecks instead of stickers. I’m not sure she’d agree that it was a good trade-off.

Zelly Loves her Veggies!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2003

This is our child…..