While we were out eating lunch the other day, there was an older gentleman sitting at the table next to us. He had hearing aids in, something that Ali has apparently never seen before. She pointed to him and loudly said, "Look at all the ear bogeys in his ear!!"
Luckily, it seemed that his hearing aids were turned down.
The following conversation happened between Ali and Chris...
Ali: "I'm adjeeted."
Chris: "You're what??"
Ali: "I'm adjeeted!!"
Chris: "What does that mean?"
Ali: "It means that I have to get married."
Chris: "Oh. I see. So are you adjeeted to Ethan?"
Ali: "Yes! I'm adjeeted to Ethan!!"
Ali has been forbidden to kick the back of our chairs while in the car (something that I totally remember my parents forbidding also). But, of course, the fact that it is forbidden makes it something that seems super fun to do. Which brought this conversation on...
Ali, in a sweet voice: "Hey Mommy?"
Me: "Yes baby?"
Ali: "My feet said that they really want to kick you."
Chris bought Ali a rainbow projector for Christmas. It's this really cool arch-looking thing that projects a rainbow onto her wall and ceiling. It stays on for ten minutes, and then goes off on it's own, so it's become a bedtime indicator: when the rainbow goes off, it's time to close your eyes and go to sleep.
Ali was giving her Uncle Leo a tour of her room, and she explained the following to him about her rainbow...
"When my rainbow goes off I have to go to sleep. And if I don't obey, the police will come and give me a bad ticket."
I SWEAR we haven't been threatening the kid with the police.
We were on our way home from Cubbies Wednesday night, and Ali had the hiccups, claimed a tummy ache, AND needed to tee tee AND poo poo.
I asked her to hold it until we got home, at which point she reassured me that her poo poo and tee tee wanted to stay in her bum, and not come out onto her panties and the car.
Then she put all the clues together and solved the mystery of her ailing health...
"My poo poo is in my tummy and that's what's making me hiccup, because my poo poo has a LOT of hiccups in it. But my tee tee is in my bum, and that's what's making my tummy hurt."
Life makes SO much more sense now...
"I'm going to tell you a story that I made up about Dora and a monster. On the first page, Dora tiptoes around. On the second page, she is standing still on her tip toes..."
Ali, with a very disapproving voice to Chris, while he was washing his hands: "You keep washing your hands." (shaking head) "you just don't know when to stop, do you?"