Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Do you know what the proper name for that is?

Kennedy and I were sitting on the couch, watching The sisterhood of the traveling pants. It's at the part where Lina is riding the donkey thru the picturesque town by the sea. Kennedy looks up at me and very matter of factly says,

"Mom, do you know what the proper name for that is?"

"For what, Ken?"

"The donkey"

"No, what is it?" I'm not really engaging her in conversation, nor am I really paying attention.

"That mother, is a jackass"

I fall off the couch. "I'm sorry, what was that?"

"It's a jackass mom"

"That's what I thought you said. Were did you even hear that????"

"Mom, remember?? I heard you call someone one in the car that one day. You told me it was another name for a donkey."

Of course I did.

Now, why is it she can remember something I said six months ago, but can't remember to bring her reading book home??

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I must prepare for battle,

Poor Kennedy. She is so sick. We have been diagnosed with a nasty case of STREP. YUCK. Bless her heart, she is just miserable. Won't eat, fussy, whiny. Oh wait, that's kinda sounds like every other day. Only kidding!!! But she really is feeling awful. We went to the doctor yesterday, and on the way home, I let her know she needs to take a nap when we get home. She, of course must protest. "Mom, why can't I just lay on the couch and watch T.V.? " "Because," I explain, "The only way for your body to heal, is to sleep. You see Kennedy, you have an army that lives in your body and I works best when you are sleeping." "What????? Like, with ships, and guns, and lasers and stuff????" "That is correct!" I reply. Well, I just swung that door wide open. I spent the next 20 minutes explaining how the "army" fights off the evil germs and blows up the crud in our bodies. I even used sound effects. I really can sound like a laser gun. It's quite impressive.

Anyway, we get home and Kennedy climbs up the stairs. She turns, looks at me and kinda salutes. "Mom, I'm going to sleep now. I must prepare for battle". She salutes again, turns, and dives into bed. About 30 seconds later, out cold.

When she woke up, she then explained to me that she could "hear and feel" the battle going on inside her head. She said it was so loud. I honestly don't know how she slept thru it!!