January 21, 2009

Wee Wisdom #1

Miss America's Poignant Pearl of the Week

Five-year-old Miss America, in her jammies: "You should be nice to me."

Me, dragging my butt in around 8:00 pm after a very long, emotionally draining day: "Oh yeah? Why's that?"

Miss America props her butt up onto my bed and points to her nose. "Cuz I got a bloody nose."

I immediately stop brooding and check her, but see no sign of the red stuff. "What happened?"

She glances at the ceiling and then the window and then back at me with her face scrunched up like a hand puppet. "Well, I acceedently had my finger in my nose, and, and den I poked it and sorta scratched it, and den it camed out all bleeding."

"So why did you have your finger in your nose?"

Miss America hesitates, perhaps remembering admonishments to keep her hands out of her messy breathing apparatus. "Um, well, I was on da floor, and um, um, ts, um, my legs was in de air and um, um . . ."

I picture this. "And somehow your finger got up your nose?"

She heaves an exasperated sigh. "I was on da floor doing yoda!"

Okay then.

"So you gotta be nice to me."

I nod, because after the day I've had, this makes perfect sense to me.

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21 comments:

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

Hilarious I love kids and the things that come out of thier mouths. PLus the image of bloddy fingers and nose picking is pretty good for my appetite control! : )

ldbeams said...

Reading your stories about the grandkids always cracks me up. I love the story about Miss America and the wedgie. Hilarious!

Your new blog is so pretty. I really like it. I'll be sure to change the link to you on my blog.

Vic said...

This is a girl who knows her own mind - you just gotta catch up, that's all! (have a couple of them at home myself :) Loved this post.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Reminds me of the song 'Be Nice To Me' by Todd Rundgren. Yep, that's what you need, a good dose of his song.....

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal.

Irish Gumbo said...

Doing Yoda? How did he get in the house? Oh, never mind.

You know what? I'll go with it making perfect sense, why not? :)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Awww, I want to come over and do yoda with Miss America.

Yankeechick said...

I haven't been reading you long enough to know any back ground on why you're so down, girl, but I *have* been reading you long enough to keep you in my thoughts and hope things are looking up soon. With Miss America doing yoda in the house, it's a pretty sure bet you get some good smiles in your day ;)

Trina said...

How CUTE!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love that picture and the pose, oh my my.

Stepping Thru said...

Hey, if I did "yoda" my nose would bleed too!

Mary Moore said...

HILARIOUS. Only from the mouths of babes...

I'm going to try yoda too. I'll let you know how my nose feels afterward.

Debbie said...

Why do we not just stay kids forever?

Fragrant Liar said...

Thanks, guys. Miss America and I got out the mats tonight and we did some "yoda." It was more floor exercise than anything, but she was anxious to show me how to do the yoda pose: sit cross-legged with your eyes closed and your arms out, fingers touching thumbs. I don't know where she learns this stuff. :)

KJ

Midlife Slices said...

She is adorable! I hope Nana feels adorable soon. (((hugs)))

p.s. Come North and I'll feed you lots of alcohol and we'll do yoda and laugh your troubles away. I'm serious.

Fragrant Liar said...

One o' these days, MLS, I will take you up on your offer!

KJ

nothingfancy1 said...

LOL!!! She's a keeper!!!

smiles4u said...

Hope your days have gotten better. I've been having some of those days too...I think maybe I need to do some yoda! Too damn cute!

LWM said...

Thanks for following LWM. You really thing I'm indignant? Awww, thanks...I'm blushing.

MilesPerHour said...

I loved reading through your posts! I just joined your band of followers!

Anna Lefler said...

OK, if I had to do yoda, I'd have more than my finger up my nose.

Just sayin'.

:^) Anna

Janie said...

Oh, my Lord. That's hilarious. She's a cutie-patootie!