Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So Smart and Yet So Seven

Yup, that's my Ramona.

Examples of things I was forced to say to my daughter yesterday:

"Don't glue your feet together!"

"No! Don't glue anything else!"

"I mean it." 

"Next time, don't blow into the flour canister and then you won't get flour in your eyes."

"I love you, y'know."


Margaret in Minnesota said...

Poor little flour-eyed sweetie! Tell her my kids have done the very same thing.

Beth said...

Well, with "my Ramona" recently (also so smart and so seven) it was "you never, ever, ever should put a button up your nose."

Truly a sentence I never thought I'd say! :-)

Eileen said...

Haha! I have a friend who says that sometime she'd like to write a book about raising kids called, "Words You Never Thought You'd Put in the Same Sentence," or something like that. I haven't seen her in several years, but I think of her often as I respond to my errant little ones. Your post brought her to mind again -- must be time to give her a call! :)

(Let me also note that every age of Ramona's seems always to be the "perfect" age. Do you think she'll ever stop you from sharing stuff like this? I'll miss her terribly if she does!!) :)

Karen E. said...

I'll miss her, too, Eileen! :)

Beth, your story reminds me of one of my kids and a small piece of apple, and Margaret, I'll pass on the empathy -- she'll be happy to know she's not alone. :)

Barb, sfo said...

Ramona is so fun to read about! I think she and Little Brother would give each other a run for their money.