Friday, January 21, 2011

I Was Told


Just came up for air with this amusing anecdote --

The other day I was looking at an old blog post with Monster Baby standing behind my shoulder. She saw the word 'Monster' and immediately asked,

"Why are you writing about Monster's Inc.?"

I said, "I'm not. I'm writing about you. See, there's the word 'baby' as in Monster Baby."

Can I say she looked a bit peeved when she said in an academy award performance,

"Mommy, I am six years old now. I am not a baby anymore. I am a child. So you can call me your Monster Child instead of your Monster Baby."

Okay then.

35 comments:

Damyanti said...

Lol:)
Kids crack me up!

Ted Cross said...

I've heard some unbelievable, hilarious things from my kids over the years, but sadly I am terrible about writing such things down so I can remember them.

Anne Gallagher said...

Damyanti -- Some days I can't believe what comes out of her mouth.

Ted -- Which is why I blog so I can share it. And also so it will be written down somewhere for posterity instead of on a napkin.

Jen Daiker said...

Oh my gosh Anne this made my day! I love it when a 'baby' grows up and wants to be called a child. Monster child has a nice ring to it!!

Happy Friday!

Anne Gallagher said...

Jen -- The problem is I really don't want her to grow up. She's only 6 but will always be my "baby". I'm such a mushy Mommy.

Christine Danek said...

I love this. It sounds like my daughter.
Have a great weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

ROFL! That sounds like my 6 yo, too. And she's not a little girl. She's a big girl, so there! ;)

Mine will always be my baby, too. I don't want her to grow up either.

Matthew Rush said...

Awesome! Kids say the best things.

jbchicoine said...

Okay, that s just too cute *grins*

Bish Denham said...

That is so cool that she's OK being called Monster Child. My mom affectionately called me The Rotten Kid, so I can relate.

KLo said...

She sounds so much like my first grader ... I LOVE the things that come out of their mouths sometimes ;)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Hah! Classic!

Liza said...

Yep. I can hear that!

Linda G. said...

LOL! Monster Child has a point. ;)

VR Barkowski said...

So cute. I really miss being around kids, they say the most wondrous things.

BTW: Stay a mushy Mommy. I had one of those, they're the best kind. :)

Beth Mann said...

Love it! My 3 year old tells me he's not my baby anymore, too. I tickle him until he says, "I'm your baby!" Works every time :)

Anne Gallagher said...

She pulls the "big girl" on me too. She asked me the other night if she could get her ears pierced. I said no, she had to wait until she was 12.

"But why, I'm a big girl now, everyone else in my class has pierced ears."

Oh, what am I going to do when she's 15?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She's growing up, Mom!

roxy said...

So cute. Your Monster Baby/Child is priceless, Anne.

Melissa Gill said...

Seriously that is too cute. Call me Monster Child. Just wait Anne, one day she'll be saying "Mom, I'm not a child, I'm a woman!"

Carolyn Abiad said...

:) Mine are just plain monsters, but this was cute!

Rula Sinara said...

LOL, too cute!

G.~ said...

That's classic.

Kids are just the best sometimes aren't they?

Dangerous With a Pen said...

*giggle*

My 8 yr old would totally have said that 2 years ago, now she'd fuss about being called a child! Maybe that's why I still teach first grade... ;) They are so funny!

Deniz Bevan said...

That is so cute!

DL Hammons said...

Duly noted! :)

Elliot Grace said...

...oh yes, she's at THAT age now. Mastering the art of persuasion, discussing such poignant matters as a desirable hair style, or a choice of movie at the Red Box. This stage can fester and last well into their teen years...which then becomes an entirely new conversation altogether:)

Brace yourself, Anne. The fun's about to begin!

EL

The Happy Whisk said...

Very very very funny. Thanks for sharing this. This was a great post.

Christine said...

I love your daughter's spirit! I'm looking forward to reading more about your Monster Child. She sounds like a child I'd like to meet. :-)

E. Elle said...

Hahaha! I love her. Just wait until she's Monster Adolescent. I wonder how she'll react to that one.

Shalet Jimmy said...

Haha...Monster baby is really cool....

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh, THAT is TOO funny!!! Sounds exactly like something my daughter would say :)

Eric W. Trant said...

Love it. My son asked me last night why the show is called "Two and a Half Men"

I explained that it was because one guy was a boy, and he was considered the half-man. I said, Like if me and your uncle and you all lived together.

He said, We'd be three men, Daddy.

He's almost 10.

Yours won't be Monster Child for long...

- Eric

Jayne said...

Oh how funny! She sounds very cute and very clever. :)

The Words Crafter said...

Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! That was great!