Sunday, February 22, 2009

OOOhhhhh Kids Say The Darnedest Things....

Yeah....Madeline is talking so much more lately and she is saying the darnedest things! She really isn't meaning anything "smart-assed" by it but, kids say the darnedest things. Taken out of context, Madeline would sound like a mouthy child but in actuality she is just trying to get a command of the English language. And thus, it is obvious that Madeline is observant of the world around her. The thing I wonder is *when* did she pick all of this up?!?!?!

This morning, Madeline was done with her breakfast and wanted to get down from the table. Madeline wanted to communicate to David and me that we should continue to sit and drink our coffee while she played. After we got her down from the table Madeline instructed us to, "Drink your coffee, girls!".

Also, anytime Madeline really wants something and we are telling her, "No!", Madeline stresses her desire by emphasizing her request by saying, "I'm ASKING you!!!"

In the evening, David and I were sitting in the living room. I watched Madeline grab the chair to her play desk and pull it up to the pen holder that was magnetically attached to the side of our fridge. When I asked her what she was doing she told me that she wanted the marker. Mama-Dirtyfoot told her, "NO markers". Miss Madeline decide to go to Papa and tell him that she wanted the markers. Papa said, "Well, what did Mama say"? Madeline continued to say, "Mama said, 'Markers, please'!" Ughhhh!!!!......a day in the life of our dear daughter!


Marty said...

She plays the game so well. Where do kids learn this?

Amy said...

Hhmmmm.....I have no idea :-)