Sunday, November 23, 2008

Halloween Fallout & Jesus' Birthday

Evie is just beginning to understand the holiday thing, but she hasn't completely figured it out. Take today, for instance. The bee wings from Evie's Halloween costume have been hanging on the dress up hooks in her room for some time, and she just noticed them today. She pointed to them and said "Evie wings." I asked if she wanted to wear the wings and she said "Get candy." Makes sense, right? She wore them a of couple times in October, and people gave her candy. Why wouldn't it work today?

But Evie's catching on to Christmas quickly. She's not even two, so Chris and I thought it would be safe to shop for her gifts while she's with us. Um, maybe that wasn't such a good idea...

After church today, we headed to Toys R Us. Most of the toys we're giving Evie for Christmas are intentionally low-tech, but we also purchased the Leap Frog ClickStart. It's a little advanced for her but she is just obsessed with the computer. (Maybe because I am just obsessed with the computer!) This little gadget will turn our television into Evie's very own "pooty," which is how my sweet girl pronounces "computer." So we chose the purple one (on sale and also with a 20% off coupon, I might add,) and put it into the cart. We didn't call attention to it in the slightest. That's an important detail in this story.

Later this afternoon, I caught my sneaky child on the computer in the kitchen. Evie had turned on the monitor, and was busy typing and moving the mouse around. When I noticed her, I scolded her and said "Mommy did not give you permission to use my computer." She looked right at me and asked "Buy? Evie's pooty! Purple pooty!" How did she know??? I just shook my head and told her I had no idea what she was talking about!

And then I was cooking tonight, and touched raw pork. I've read that you should sing Happy Birthday twice when washing your hands, which is the perfect amount of time to wash away the germs. So I sang "Happy birthday, dear Evie," at which point Evie started yelling "No! No! Jesus!" I asked "You want it to be Jesus' birthday? What happens on Jesus' birthday?" and my angel replied "Presents!"

Uh oh.

PS - Evie's been sitting on my lap, begging to type. Here's her first contribution to the blog:
jjukcvm hj zhj8i56u99 nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm jutyfsr6ubhh
/n v n,


Heather said...

"Evie pooty" That cracks me UP. I must work that into conversation somehow. ;)

She is really smart. Really, really.

Good luck with that. My middle child is like that. I can't get ANYTHING passed him.

Greg B said...

Well I read that if you sing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' while washing your hands, that's long enough. I mean, maybe it's shorter than 'Happy Birthday' twice.

Just trying to be a help.

Evie's contribution was spot-on by the way.

Prasti said...

she's sharp!

btw, great input evie. maybe when you get older your mama can help you start your own blog :)

Fiona said...

Sharp as a tack! Good lord, you're in for it.

Yesterday, Charles opened the front door, snatched something off the stoop, and scuttled upstairs. This is not normal behavior for him, so of course I'm trying to remember every detail (was it a bag or box? Green? Black? What company has green packaging?).

Happily, Iain's still focused on eating the lid of the Breakstone's cottage cheese container.

SarahHub said...

Fiona - I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I know a company with green packaging... Wanna know?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

No way - she is a bright little thing!

And "pooty" cracks me up. :) Savannah called it "poo-hoo" for the longest time and I was sad when she started saying it correctly.

Momisodes said...

Wow! Nothing gets past her, huh? :)

That is so cute she calls it "pooty."

So will she be starting her own blog soon ;)

Fiona said...

Sarah: uh...yes. Yes. Yes.


L.L. Bean has green packaging, and so does J. Crew. More?

MoziEsmé said...

Way to go, blogger Evie! I can't wait till Esme starts typing her own blog instead of just dictating it!

casual friday everyday said...

How cute!

We had one of those. It was pretty cool when it worked. My boys are really rough on toys though ;)


Rachel said...

HA! I can already hear Bruce.

"No, Evie. Say COM-PU-TER."


Does she still say "Peas?"

Good try Bruce.

SarahHub said...

Fiona -

The holy grail - Williams Sonoma.

Shari Baby said...

cute little stories!

Momma said...

how funny!! I love her addition to the post. lol

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Bo-Bo's birthday is on the 10th, so he bday's NEXT, then Jesus'.