Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Just call me Aunt Cray Cray

My week has consisted of caring for a 7 year old...and nothing else. It has been a long time since I have had a child this young, and I had forgotten how exhausting it is. Or it could be that I did a better job of making my kids do things for themselves at an early age.

I took my niece to the mall yesterday. Now I remember why I never took my own kids to the mall when they were young...they want EVERY thing they see.

I did take her to get her ears pierced. I was surprised that it cost $60. WTH???

Then, she thought she deserved a "treat" because she got her ears pierced. Ummm....getting your ears pierced WAS the treat. Whatever. I refused for her "treat" to be something food related, so I took her to the bookstore.

She threw a fit because I wouldn't buy a boxed set of Junie B something or another. I told her I would buy her 1 of those books...but not 4.

She is used to eating fast food almost every day when she is at home. So, needless to say, finding things that she will eat and are at least semi healthy has been a difficult task.

Seven year olds pretty much say what ever pops into their head. Here are just some of the things she has said to me:

  • Look! I have a little girl bikini and you have on an old lady bikini...we almost match. (I had on a tankini)

  • (While stirring pool water in a cup...pretending to make stuff) Here...I made you some magic juice. It will make you young and skinny.

  • (As she was snuggled up next to me on the couch) I love snuggling with are very squishy and comfortable

  • (As she was knocking on the bathroom door while I was taking a bath) Pleeeaaaase let me in...I promise I won't laugh

Her mother returns from her honeymoon in 3 days. Until then I will be saying "I think I can, I think I can"


speck said...


CJ said...

Too funny!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...


Linda said...

Wow! Sounds like you have a live one! I have a 7 year daughter and while she's silly, none of that stuff would come out of her mouth. Hang in there.

Ronnie said...

Lawd, save this child. I'd have to kill her. lol

Julie Taylor said...

hahaha! i love kids lol "I promise I won't laugh!" Bwahaha!

Theresa Foley said...

haha too funny... doesnt she know tankinis are not for old people, they are for I use to be fat people! gotta hide that belly lol

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

$60 for ear piercing?? Oh my goodness. I will have to shop around when my daughter is ready for that! 7 year olds are in a league of their own, but what a great aunt you are to do such fun stuff (and also WAY TO GO on not making the treat food related...that's something I'm working very hard on with my kids!)

jennxaz said...

bahhahhahahah---yep I can relate!!!

MandaPanda said...

LMAO!! I have 7 and 4 year old girls and none of this surprises me (except the fast food girls don't eat fast food that often but I digress). $60 for ear piercing. Yikes!

Sarah said...

There used to be a TV show over here called kids say the funniest things. They don't have any idea they are doing it. It is one of the things I love most about teaching little kids. xx