As many of you may know our Ellie has a way with words. I think some of the funniest lines comes from when she actually doesn’t know what we’re talking about, but tries to play it off.
So last night I was not feeling well. Feverish, tired, sore, just plain worn out. So I curled up on the couch Zach sitting behind me and Ellie cuddled up so that she could take care of me.
At one point Zach fell/laid down behind me. He was kicking and struggling, but wasn’t making any noise. Because I was on my death bed and obviously paralyzed I asked Mike to come sit Zach up. Shockingly he didn’t jump to my request. The next part of the conversation sounded something like this.
Me – Ellie can you lift Zach?
Ellie – Yes. (but yet she doesn’t move)
Me -Will you lift Zach?
Ellie – No he’s fine.
Me – Dude, is he suffocating?
Ellie – Actually, yes, he’s totally suffocating.
Me – DUDE! LIFT HIM UP!
Ellie – Why?
Me – CAUSE HE’S SUFFOCATING!
Ellie – DUDE! I’m not even sure what suffocating means!
At this point Zach pulls himself up and starts laughing. Does this mean they’ve already teamed up against us?
You think it’s over? Nope!
This morning I was trying to persuade Ellie into the bathroom so I could brush her hair. I thought I was being funny and sang “Follow the yellow brick Mommy. Follow the yellow brick Mommy. Follow follow follow follow the yellow brick mommy.”
Ellie – You’re not yellow.
Daddy – Well, what color is she?
Ellie – Pale. Very Pale.
Well there you have it. I’m apparently see through and that must be why no one listens to me. Dang it!