July 6, 2009

Promises

It is the end of a long Fourth of July weekend where I have reclined feet-up in darvocet decadence for days. Miss America is talking to her mom at the other end of the sofa. The kid is so adorable that when she opens her mouth, I must stir from my stupor and pay attention. It's as if her mere presence in the same room with me activates my seratonin valves and I get a nice little surge of happiness. Such is the power of a cherubic five-year-old.

Miss America leans over the couch arm toward her mother, her energy level at 9:00 pm still barely containable: "I had a great time, Mom."

TG pets Miss America’s hair and smiles at her daughter adoringly: "You got all your promises today, didn’t you?"

Miss America lavishes praise in her very small voice: "Yup, my dad promised me Chuck E. Cheese and he did it, and you promised to paint my fingernails and you did it!"

Miss America then glances over at me and smiles. "And Nana promised nothing. And she did it!"

Aaawww. Wait. What?

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47 comments:

creative kerfuffle said...

rofl--nana promised me nothing and she did it! god i can't wait for grandkids! ok, well, i can wait (cos the kids are 9 and 12) but i am seriously looking forward to it : )

otin said...

ohhh! Nana got burnt! LMAO!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

That's exactly why I like to promise a lot of nothing. I always can keep my promises and I never disappoint anyone! LOL! : )

Beth said...

So good of you to hold up your end of the deal.

Miss America is adorable!

Oz Girl said...

OH that's hysterical. I love how brutally honest small children can be - last winter Cash was looking at our spare bedroom closet, piled high with boxes, but piled neatly since I had rearranged everything. His point blank summary? "You've got a mess in there." Um. Yep. You're right kid.

Kristina P. said...

Miss America is hilarious! Poor Nana.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Five is just such a cool age for little girls.

Did you tell her Nana was in a drug induced state of mind on pain meds?

I never promise my grandchildren anything, that way they are always surprised with what I give them and what I do for them.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Hit 40 said...

What a cutie!! I need to find Mrs. America to babysit for her!!! I could use a dose of her sunshine!!!

blognut said...

That's the easiest kind of promise to make good on, isn't it?

smiles4u said...

LOL! Too funny! Damn she is too darn cute...I think she looks like grandma.

♥ Braja said...

Smart asses. Don't you love 'em...
:)

Pop and Ice said...

Oh how sweet she is! But how much can be expected of Nana on Darvocet anyway?!

diane said...

I'm sorry to hear you're still "down". I think Miss America could be an ambassador, she's very diplomatic.
I went to your friend's page, riveting story there. I know some people who got mixed up with that company and got completely ripped off. They brainwash kids and turn them into slaves. Why are they still in business?

WhisperingWriter said...

LOL how funny.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Well Nana, at least she noticed!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

She did give you credit for holding up your end. What more do you want?

Cute kid.

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

One should never over promise and underdeliver...excellent job on your part!

Hugs,
Karyn

lovelyprism said...

SLAM! lol out of the mouths of babes.

Jocelyn said...

You totally made the best promise, and I fully intend to start promising that to my kids on a daily basis.

Gaston Studio said...

Hey, you held up your end of the deal and Miss America appreciated it; she's a smart girl, like her Nana.

Justine said...

ROFLMAO! Did she really say that? heeheeheeeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Anna Russell said...

Hee hee hee! So cute, but such good advice on what to promise kids!

Julie said...

I love that kid. Nothing like burning Nana!!!!

powdergirl said...

I LOVE kid-speak!
My niece at 3, when the grocer called her Princess, spoke very solemnly in answer, she said.

" I'm not a Princess, I'm just beautiful"

I've been stealing that line ever since.
Sounds like she'd get along just fine with your Miss America : )

Way to keep a promise Fragrant Liar!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

that was definitely a HINT!!!

bernthis said...

God i wish a day at Chuck E Cheese was the highlight of an afternoon

Miz Dinah said...

I love your blog; you make me laugh. Thanks for your comment on mine.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

i love it that you "did nothing" and got kudos for it! that rocks!

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

i love it that you "did nothing" and got kudos for it! that rocks!

DebraLSchubert said...

It's nice that you keep your promises. And cute doesn't begin to describe Miss America. How about adorabalicious!

Jason, as himself said...

It is so easy to live up to low expectations.

Bella said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be that enthusiastic about everyday occurrences?!

Adorable!

Hope you're feeling better.

Debbie said...

That is why she is Miss America.

midlife slices said...

Don't you love those sweet little compliments? LOL I also love getting credit for doing nothing, so just bask in the glory while you can. They grow up, ya know.

Alix said...

Those Miss Americas always say what's on their mind. Just ask Perez Hilton.

Great post!

Not The Rockefellers said...

All her wishes came true!

Pizza and polish and sweet little Nana nothings...

I wish that worked for me!

I hope you are feeling more better..

Peace - Rene

Fiber Floozie said...

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Thanks for being here. I look forward to adding you to my daily reading list.
Heidi

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I just love that kid!

The Wife O Riley said...

I love when I keep my promise of nothing. It's the promise of something that I have a hard time with.

steppinthru said...

All that innocence bundled up in a precious 5 year old who is wise beyond her years!

Madame DeFarge said...

At least you live up to expectations. Which is never a bad thing for a grandmother. But Chuck E Cheese? Qhat on earth is that?

Nancy said...

LOL!! Can Miss America be any more cute???

Vegas Linda Lou said...

OMG, she is adorable!

Farmers Wife said...

Opps nana bad... But actually shes not lolol

Michelle said...

Nana you keep your promises!!!

AWESOME!!!

She is a cutie! I didn't know you were a nana!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Ack!! Am I just now seeing this? Would you excuse me? I have to go install a new radar.

Thanks for the link love!

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