Monday, January 5, 2009

out of the mouths of babes

Anna's friend stayed the night Friday and at one point she asked Anna and me "Is David staying the night here?" I explained that I am married to David now. That Anna's dad and I used to be married, but we got divorced. "I know", she said. "My parents almost got divorced because my dad cheated on my mom." I didn't know what to say...and she continued "It wouldn't have been so bad except he told us he was going out of town on business but he went on vacation with his girlfriend instead. He lied." Wow. Too much information to give your EIGHT YEAR OLD, no??

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Last night Anna and I were watching Animal Planet (big surprise) and we were talking about Australia and how cool it would be to go there. Then we talked about Hawaii (where we are going in 31 days!!!! But who's counting?) and the Galapagos islands and other tropical locations where you can see cool animals and fish. Then Anna says "Oh! You know where I am DYING to go???" I'm thinking Africa, or the rain forest in South America or even Alaska...but she says "I reeeeaaaaallllly want to go to CABELAS!! They have a fish tank there the size of Grandma's house!"

Cabelas. That's my girl: aim high.

9 comments:

JACKI said...

Thats a shame that little girl even knew the details of her parents problems. Weird! And, um... I'm sure Ival would jump for joy if one of his grandkids ever said they wanted to go to Cabelas! LOL!

Dee said...

Yes, Cabelas is way up there on the travel list for Elmer ! Anna fits right into our family----no smart aleck ideas about being fussy dussy for her !
Anna's friend's Mother must be very forgiving but obviously they don't keep their arguments private. That is sad.

Whosyergurl said...

Out of the mouths of babes...my friend and her daughter visited us for New Year's eve & Isabelle said (age 5) "Um, Aunt Cheryl, you look different...you look bigger." and I said "taller?"
and she said "no, bigger."

>sigh<

kate said...

Oh Cheryl! That is hilarious! And reminds me of something that I elected NOT to post today: this morning as I was putting on my makeup, Anna, who was in the bathtub said "Mom, I think you need some BIGGER underwear." I tried to drown her but the little booger can swim.

David said...

Kate, you only have to worry when Anna says she wants to go to Cabela's for her hunting gear.

jpogue said...

Kids. What boring lives we'd lead if we didn't have them. Cabela's it is next time you're down here.

kate said...

Well, honey, maybe Cabelas can be the "special place" where you and Anna go to bond. But if you think you're going to turn MY kid into a hunter, you've got another think comin', buster.

Jod, we have one here; over in Post Falls.

Ashlee said...

How did I just now find your blog?! Don't bag it! I'm sure you'll find some interesting stuff to write about, even though you are happy!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Oooh, Hawaii?! You are a globe traveler, lately!