Posts Tagged 'nieces'

don’t try to out-weird the 5 year old

My parents here, my nieces (their grandkids Sissy 5 and Peanut 3) in the Tri-Cities. Skyping.

Dad: “Hey, Sissy, guess what. I cut off that toenail.”

No reaction from Sissy.

Dad: “That weird toenail that was too long. I clipped it.”

Sissy just looks at him.

Dad: “So you don’t have to bite it off like you said you would.”

Sissy: “Guess what I have in my mouth.”

Possible response 1: There’s no telling.

Possible response 2: Did you hear any of that?

Dad goes with Possible response 3 (the least safe): “Um? Ok, what.”

Sissy fishes a finger in her mouth and holds it up to the webcam.

Sissy: “A fingernail. I just bit it off. Yeah.”

Sissy puts it back in her mouth and sits back, chewing and smiling.

When you try to out-weird the 5 year old, you lose more than the contest. You lose a little bit of your sanity.

she finally did go. (in case you were concerned.)

hung out with Hot Lunch for the first time tonight. but the most important detail was hearing that when he took his kids to the circus the day before i went, they actually walked around the ring during intermission and TALKED TO LEO.

do you know what i was doing during intermission? carrying niece one bodily back from the restrooms and ignoring her pleas to go on the “bouncy” thing because i still needed to take niece two on her potty run.

i could have been brushing elbows with a comedic celebrity of sorts, but instead i was helping a 3 year old perch on a public toilet seat, listening for tinkling that wouldn’t come, asking, “do you need to go? you don’t need to go?” and getting nothing but enthusiastic nodding and smiling in response to both questions.

nieces at the circus, what fun!

Two Nieces’ Tickets to the Circus… What Fun!

= ABSOLUTELY FREE!!

adult tickets online with discount code

= $20 x 2 ($40)

adult tickets online with discount code = $20 x 2 ($40)
adult tickets online when discount code doesn’t seem to work

= $22 x 2 ($44)

adult tickets online when discount code doesn’t seem to work = $22 x 2 ($44)
adult tickets online when discount code doesn’t work and with mysterious convenience fee

= $22 x2 + 7 ($51)

adult tickets online when discount code doesn’t work and with mysterious convenience fee = $22 x2 + 7 ($51)
adult tickets at the window, no discount

= $22 x 2 ($44)

adult tickets at the window, no discount = $22 x 2 ($44)
adult tickets at the window are apparently randomly more

= $24 x 2 ($48)

(we are in the door)

omigod i have to ride that pony

= $5

omigod i want to ride the elephant too

= $8

you’re not going to make me ride the elephant ALONE??!?

= $8

I WANT COTTON CANDY WHY DON’T I HAVE COTTON CANDY I NEVER GET ANYTHING I WISH I HAD COTTON CANDY RIGHT NOW WHY ARE YOU BEING SO MEAN I WANT COTTON

= $4

two large hot dogs, two large pepsis

= i don’t want to know, nonny bought them.

I WANT TO RIDE THE ELEPHANT AGAIN I WANT TO RIDE THAT PONY WITH SISSY WHY CANT I RIDE WITH SISSY I NEVER DO ANYTHING FUN

= no. ($0)

I WANT TO GO ON THE BOUNCY THING IT DOESNT COST ANYTHING THAT GIRL IS ON IT WHY CAN’T I GO ON IT

= watch the circus and say thank you. ($0)

nieces laughing so delightedly at Leo the clown’s antics that he noticed them out of the crowd

= priceless.

WHY IS THE CIRCUS OVER WHERE DID LEO GO WHY DID HE HAVE TO GO I WANT A BALLOON I WANT THIS BALLOON (let go of that it’s not yours) WHY CAN’T I GET JUST ONE BALLOON WHY DON’T YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY ARE YOU POOR NOW

= yes. i AM poor now, thanks for asking. ($0)

random four-year-old girl taps niece on shoulder and gives her her balloon

= priceless.

WHY DIDN’T I GET A BALLOON SHE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN US TWO BALLOONS GIVE ME THAT BALLOON I DIDN’T GET ONE YOU HAVE TO SHARE

= sigh.

giggling all the way home about Leo going “ooh!” when he got shot with a dart in his BOH-TOHM

= decreasingly funny, but undeniably cute.

two beers at home, no dinner

= $2.60

tubal ligation

= Googling now.