Sunday, February 2, 2014

Strange Conversations

The kid is in bed with a migraine. There was much arguing and negotiating about this. She had a headache and light sensitivity. However, she didn't want to sleep since that would ruin the rest of her weekend. She finally saw the sense in sleeping when I pointed out that an hour of rest may get rid of the headache which is already ruining the rest of her weekend.

And I gave her Gravol since she was nauseous.

While checking on her, she came awake - briefly. Put her hand up and said, "High 5 Mom!" Of course I gave her a High 5. I asked her what had prompted it. Her answer? "I dunno." and she promptly fell back to sleep.

Poor kidlet.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sick kid

The kid was sick on Sunday night. I thought she was being dramatic. And then I took her temperature.

I stayed home with her on Monday and her temperature was almost normal that evening. On Tuesday morning her temperature was normal so she went to school. She also wasn't feeling poorly.

When she got home it was a different story. She called me while I drove home and told me about how hot she felt and that she was convinced she had a fever. I told her to take her temperature. She said it was high. I asked her to clarify. She did.

Her temperature was 98.8.

I'm not sure why she thought that was a fever - especially since we have an idiot proof thermometer that glows green if you're okay, yellow if your temperature is slightly elevated and red if you have a fever. Apparently it isn't really idiot proof.

Friday, November 15, 2013


We have a rule that the kid can't swear until she is 16.

She knows this. But she is trying to see how far she can go.

Last night, we were talking about Hitler. Our choice of bedtime topics is odd but that's a whole other story. Regardless, after hearing about his obsession with blond hair and blue eyes she asked what he looked like. I explained that he had brown hair, brown eyes and his grandmother was Jewish. Her response - and this is a quote - "What the f-word?"

We have since had a discussion about the fact that sometimes saying f-word is the same as saying the actual word. Hopefully that lesson will stick.

In the meantime, I hope she enjoys The Book Thief.

Monday, November 11, 2013

I'm still learning...

The kid turned nine last month. You'd think by now I'd have the basic parenting skills down. But I'm still learning!

For example, last night I woke up to the kid vomiting. She wanted a barf bucket. I was still 3/4 asleep so I gave her what I had closest - a clear Rubbermaid container. Which she later barfed in while I held it. Not my smartest move.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Google know everything

After trick-or-treating tonight, the kid came home and sorted through her loot. At this time the evil cat showed a lot of interests in the chips and candy.

"Did you know that some people feed all their chips to their cats?" The kid casually mentioned.

"No. They don't."

"Yes, they do. I saw it on Google and YouTube." she insisted.

When did she learn that was a valid argument. And she was totally bluffing, I think. Or she actually looked it up earlier in the day. Which meant this was a premeditated comment.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Nice try

We like to travel and we like taking the kid with us. She's pretty portable and loves going on adventures - even if it often is just to Orlando.

My mom kept suggesting that we go away just the two of us. But, we spend the bulk of the summer kid-free so it just doesn't seem right. We work hard and it makes sense to enjoy our vacation time together as a family. Unless we decide to go to Las Vegas.

We have a week scheduled off in November and my husband and I have been hemming and hawing about whether we should go away and where we should go. We pretty much came to the conclusion that we should go away but the where really gets us. So, I asked the kid.

I was thinking Bahamas for 4 days or maybe a week in Cuba. Or play it by ear and book something last minute. The kid thinks Venice sounds like a good idea. Alas, Europe was not part of the plan. But it was a nice try. I just wish I knew where she got these ideas?

I think I'll have to blame books.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

No more shopping for us!

We were at a family wedding this weekend at the cottage. I was surprised that the best man's fiancé (he is also the brother of the groom and my cousin) wasn't there. She's from Africa and I said something in front of the kid about being sad that I hadn't been able to meet her yet. The kid apparently knows more than I do about what is going on with the family.

She informed me that the fiancé wasn't able to come to Canada because her credit card wasn't ready in time.

My mom and I were perplexed until we quickly realized that my credit card is a Visa so... Visa=credit card.