Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You have GOT to be kidding Kid...

Yesterday was one of those days that I will be laughing uproariously about in a few months...  give me until then to get over the feelings of inner pain that accompanied all the hilarity though.

For long time readers you may be well aware that our sweet little M is rather... ermm... obsessed with her friend A who lives next door - if you don't know this then it's probably time to go back and read about the restraining order.  Well, A is just a few days older than M - slightly taller (of course) - but they share their blonde hair and a love of all things dress up/Polly/Pony/Barbie!  M suddenly came to me yesterday for help sounding out a word she wanted to write down... the word?  "Adopted"... she decided that she wanted for K (that'd be A's mom) to adopt her.  She had it all worked out - packed a bag with her Polly Pockets and a teddy bear... and waited for A to pick her up.  A?  Yeah, she was totally on board with this as far as I could tell - she doesn't have another sister...  she even helped M come up with some of her rebuttals to all of the hurdles I presented:

But M...
They don't have a bed for you  A can share her bed
H will miss having a sister   You can pray to have another Baby (A's idea...)
Your Christmas presents are here Santa will know I was adopted!
K is a bad cook (sorry K, I was desperate) I can visit here to eat
Who will read you a bed time story? I can read my own princess book
Whose bed will you jump on in the morning: A will be there
We want you to stay (in tears) I will miss you, but I want to go there...

and on and on...
That's right... tears...  it was heart-wrenching AND hilarious all at the same time.  I tried to not let it affect my inner self - I tried to focus only on what a cute story it would make when she was all grown up...  but really - my baby wants to find a new mommy!  And this was not just a 20 minute whim guys... this lasted from 10 in the morning (when she came up with the idea), through preschool (where A was brought in on the plot), and to the packing stage...  Dinner felt like a last meal together at times - but then Dad suggested she watch home videos (which she did for 3 hours and is doing again this morning) and by bedtime she was happy to snuggle up with her own big stuffed animals and hear her bedtime story read by her own parents...  Haven't heard a word yet today...  as much as I respect adoptive moms and birth moms (and I REALLY do) I really don't want to give up my baby girl!

I'm focusing on the humor side of it now...  I can see it, I really can... and hey - it DID make for a good blog topic right?  RIGHT?

16 comments:

McArthurs said...

ok ok you got me I cant cook. I loved the note they posted it so it would be official and when it was time for her to go home they stared at each other very confused. It was pretty funny.

Mrs de Miranda said...

hahaha too cute!! And don't worry there is NEVER any chance of replacing momma! :) But that will be a really good story when she gets older!!

Megz said...

Maybe you should have let her try it out for a day or two. Just long enough for you to get your Christmas shopping done, finish your scrapbooking, clean the house, etc. Then you could adopt 'A' for a couple of days and everyone is happy.

Amy said...

That defintitely IS very cute, and funny :D

Malinda said...

I was laughing the whole time I was reading it, it will make for a very cute story when she gets older.

gingela5 said...

That is cute...but I'm sure it stings a little! :) I'm sure at one point all children want to be adopted by someone else! :)

nikkicrumpet said...

That is hysterical! Mine wanted to run away...but adoption never reared its head! Although I tried to get Jilljillbobills mom to adopt me just last week (no offense mom) It didn't work out for me either...and I have no home movies...darn!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Crash said I would love your blog and she was right (when is she not?) When my kids threaten to run away (and they all did) I just helped them pack and said adios. Worked wonders. By the way, you might want to check out my blog today and see who won what wonderful tome called Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind. You know, just in case . .

lori said...

Sending "thinks you are a great mom" vibes. And this will be the story that gets told for years. It will make great future blackmail material.

T said...

you guys are awesome... today she is enjoying her mom and has even unpacked her gift bag full of toys!

That, and how can I NOT smile when Heidi Ashworth drops by to tell me I'm having the winningest week of my life?

Chelsi said...

Wow! I always knew she was a smart kid, but clever too? You are in trouble with her. Good thing you are both of those things so you can keep up with her! Thanks for sharing a very sweet and entertaining story!

cold cocoa said...

That is funny! I never knew her personality was so bold. I agree with Megz. Let her enjoy the novelty while you get everything done!

mariann and Tory said...

That is halarious! Wow! It cracks me up that little kids can have a huge plan like this...but they can't clean up after themselves?

Barbaloot said...

I love how you're trying to take the perspective that this is funny. But wow-I'm sorry that happened! Think about how nice it would be next time she gets in big trouble though:)

a Tonggu Momma said...

I found this hysterical! What a great holiday-dinner-story that will make.

And the Tongginator already thinks most everyone IS adopted. We have to explain to her repeatedly that this is not the norm... it's just that at least a third of the children she knows are actually adopted. :)

Sher said...

I wonder how long she would have lasted. I bet she would have been a little surprised herself at how fast she wanted to go home. It's good to look back on some things isn't it? Much funnier that way.