Sunday, September 21, 2008

'Tis the political season


Emma: Daddy, I can't find my bubble gum. How 'bout I just have some of Abby's.
Jay: You can't find your own so you want Abby's?
Emma: Uh-huh.
Jay: Spoken like a true democrat. Can't find a job so you want other people who have jobs to pay for you. Do you want to be a democrat?
Emma: Uh-huh.
Jay: NOOOOO, you want to be a republican.
Emma: Nuh-uh.
Jay: An independent?
Emma: Nuh-uh.
Jay: Green party?
Emma: Nuh-uh.
Jay: You can't have your sister's gum. Go find your own.
During school today, we were talking about our eyes. I asked Emma what she did with her eyes, and her reply was, "I cry and cry."

And a little later, we were talking about professions when I posed the quintessential "What do you want to be when you grow up?" question:

Abby: I want to be a Mommy.
Me: (totally beaming with pride at that answer) Well, what do you want to be Em?
Emma: I want to be a Daddy.
Abby: You can't be a Daddy...you're a girl.
Emma: (with her perfected whine) But I just wanna be a dadddddddyyyyyyy.
Me: Fine. whatever.
Abby: (whispers just loud enough so everyone can hear) Ugh! She is being so cantankerous today!

16 comments:

~sydney~ on September 22, 2008 at 12:48 PM said...

absolutely adorable! emma is so hilarious! just let her b a daddy! :) and the last picture of the 3 gators is so cute!!

Dana on September 22, 2008 at 2:41 PM said...

When I need a pep me up I read your blog! You seriously need to start a newspaper column or something because you are so talented at turning ordinary moments into awesome laughable ones!! You are great. Glad yall are better and that Jay is home!

Kelly Spezzano on September 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM said...

Can I just say that the word "cantankerous" is bigger than she is??? This is the funniest post I have read today! I guess Em can be a daddy since all I wanted to be was a mamma pig! LOL

Anonymous said...

Remind me to send a care package for the chilluns real soon. how you defile your offspring with blue and orange when you know it should be blue and white...

Bradley

Kim on September 22, 2008 at 4:58 PM said...

Republican Gators? This blog gets better every day.

Bekah on September 22, 2008 at 6:47 PM said...

How could anyone that cute be cantankerous??

Jill Chandler on September 22, 2008 at 8:53 PM said...

Love the politics story... ALmost enough to overlook that blue and orange business in the pictures... is that a setting on your camera?!
:-)

Amber Schmidt on September 22, 2008 at 11:46 PM said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! How can your Kentucky blood allow this to grace your blog??!!!! A Kentucky girl a Gator fan... say it aint so!

amber on September 23, 2008 at 7:00 AM said...

I know...it hurt the first couple of years, but then the Gators started winning...something that KY hasn't done much of the past few years. And then us being the classic fair-weathered fans we are decided to start clapping for the school that was paying our mortgage. And before you knew it, we were buying shirts and hats and pens and wallets and little stuffed gators. It all happened so fast. :)

I do still wear KY stuff quite often though. ;)

Anonymous said...

When Lee and I started dating, I was a DAWG fan....yes...believe it or not...but as my love for my fweet fella grew...so did my love for the Gators...You know, the Lord is a Gator fan don't you...Orange sun, blue sky...He proclaims it every day! :-)
Love,
Sister Dina

Laura on September 23, 2008 at 2:45 PM said...

Now that we live so close to Athens, we hardly ever see Gator gear, but your kiddos look absolutely adorable in it!

To be honest, the only way I knew the season had started was by going to Wal-Mart, and there it was...a sea of red! I've never seen anything like it. It's DAWG country up here!

Hope you're all doing great!
Sis. Laura

Merrie on September 23, 2008 at 3:05 PM said...

Ha! You're new picture at the top is just like my friend's Christmas card every year. Pictures of her kids in Gator gear. (She's in FL, too -- can you tell?) Too funny on the political talk. :)

Blondie on September 23, 2008 at 8:13 PM said...

Ditto what Dana said!

Funny, I just had a similar political discussion with my 9yo son.

I really like the new photo, even though my heart cries -
WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!

Trina on September 23, 2008 at 9:24 PM said...

I love your new design. The picture is GREAT!!! Politics already...they start so young!

Katie on September 24, 2008 at 8:38 AM said...

I love reading conversations. I think that is my favorite thing to read on blogs- conversations with children. Too cute!

I will have to send Shaun over here to have a good laugh at Jay's conversation with Emma.

Anonymous said...

i just love emma's personality and secretly hope hailey turns out just like her cousin. :)

Ashley

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