Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In Case You're Wondering What I'm Good At

When Natalie wanted to try on her new bike helmet yesterday, I obliged. The day before, she told me she hated it because it was pink and purple, and not all pink. So much drama from a 4 year old.

In an effort to manipulate encourage her to want to wear the helmet, I told her she looked like an expert bike rider.

"Do you know what an expert is?" I asked. When Natalie shook her head, I told her that an expert is someone who is very good at something and knows a lot about it.

"Mimi is an expert teacher, " I said, "because she has been teaching boys and girls for a long time."

"Daddy is an expert leader because he tells the guys in his office what to do." I added.

On a whim, I questioned her. "What is Mommy an expert at?"

She thought for a split second before her face lit up.

"Washing the dishes!" she exclaimed.

Fabulous.

Will you all make sure my tombstone reads as follows?
Amanda
Wife, Mother,
Expert Dishwasher





Let all the lands know of my great skills with a dishwand and a sippy cup.

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27 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is a riot! I have a three year old boy and he's starting to say the funniest things. You gotta love kids.

redkathy said...

The kids say the funniest things, makes it all worthwhile. This post brings back memories for me. Mine are 22 and 28 now :)

Laura said...

I am still laughing out loud while I type this! What a funny girl! It's nice to know you have some marketable skills!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Thank you for making me laugh through my sleep-deprived stupor this morning! You are an expert comedienne!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Out of the mouth of babes! They really have no filter, do they? Well, I am an expert TV watcher, if I do say so myself. I also pride myself on being an excellent procrastinaotr. It's part of my charm. I'll have to ask my kids what they think I do well. Mine will probably involve laundry, just because I'm always doing it.

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

LOL!!!! Oh my! May your legacy live on once your girls are old enough to wash their own dishes. If you're ever in need for some more grown-up girl time & a chance to relax your dishwashing hands let me know. :-)

Samantha said...

That's so funny...at least she knows your dishes are clean :)

Erin said...

HaHaHa! I just spit out my coffee :)

Melissa said...

LOL! Thanks for sharing this story!

Holly said...

In about 8-10 years you can pass down the dishwand of power to your loyal subjects and have them take over the role of expert dishwasher. It will be a glorious day!

All Things Cherish said...

That's too cute! You're more than welcome to come wash my dishes anytime!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

LOL :). Out of the mouths of babes!

alanna rose said...

So cute!

Jane said...

Well, you may be a dishwasher but your are the most creative and talented dishwasher I know! lol, kids say the funniest stuff! Yes, I loved those bird prints from Walmart too! And just $22 bucks...ya can't beat that!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

That is too darn funny! Sounds like my friend's 5 yr old. The stuff she says sometimes it beyond hilarious.

Xazmin said...

My husband wishes I was an expert at that!

Be proud!

Kristin said...

Can you teach me oh expert? Cuz I'm pretty crappy at it. Ah ha ha

Southern Fried Gal said...

Fabulous!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Well, ya gotta be good a something! LOL

Paula said...

That is too funny!! It's great that you have a record of all of this cute stuff to share with the girls later on when they can laugh about it, too.

2sisters said...

hey, at least she thought of something! That's cute!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That's hilarious. Makes me wonder what my kids would say I'm an expert at? I'm almost afraid to know. Ha.

Boagie (Janice) said...

Funny, at least she appreciates you.

Richella said...

This would be so very funny. . . if it weren't true. Luckily, it's only part of the truth.

That ain't the only thing mommy's an expert at, little girlfriend!

I've been so disorganized the past couple of days that I almost missed this post. That settles it. I'm putting a "Serenity Now" link in my blogroll. That way if I'm at my blog, fretting, I can click on yours and be sure I keep up with everything!

Hope you're having a great week. :)

Seizing My Day said...

So funny! I love what Holly said... you can proudly hand the wand down in about 5 years or so! ;) My daughter used to only wear purple... kind of embarrassing actually... everyone knew Abby would only take purple things... or (cry) if she didn't get the purple one... she out grew it... not so purple anymore in our house! ;)
Jenn~

PenelopeLovesLists said...

So so funny! Honestly, I can think of much worse things for your gravestone. Expert dishwasher is juuuuust fine.

Mrs. Nepper said...

Love it. Too cute! You are also an expert Mommy :)

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