Monday, July 13, 2009

Oh No...She Didn't...Did She?

Oh dear. That Oldest Princess of mine.

That girl gets an idea in her head and runs full steam ahead. I have a hard time keeping up with all her schemes.

Last year, after her school's jog-a-thon, she was so impressed that people would actually give you money if you asked for it, she organized the neighborhood kids and went door to door.

When the neighbors answered, she'd smile and say, "Hi. I was wondering if you would sponsor me for the ice cream truck?"

Finally, a neighbor clued me in to what she was up to, so I had to go with her back through the neighborhood giving all the money back.

A few days ago, she decided to start a "Tooth Pulling Business" for the neighbor kids who wanted their teeth out quicker so they could collect their Tooth Fairy money. She had on her vet costume and used her sister as her first customer. They ran in the door proudly showing off the lost tooth and a Ziploc of all the blood. It was so gross but they insisted they needed it because their buddy had a microscope and it was their scientific sample. Ugh. I eventually talked them into throwing it in the garbage. Me and other people's blood do not mix.

I could write a book about this little girl and the things she comes up with to keep me on my toes. So, knowing her like I do, I should not be the least bit surprised by what she did yesterday while I was at a meeting at church.

It was late afternoon, baby was napping, so King Charming decided it would be a good time to catch a nap himself. Oldest Princess said, "But Daddy, I'm HUNGRY!!!! What are we going to have for dinner."

It wasn't dinner time yet, so he joked with her, "Nothing. You get to know what the kids in Africa feel like." Then he fell asleep on the couch.

A little bit later, he woke up, sort of, and could hear Oldest Princess on the phone. He sat up, a little dazed and confused, and could see her standing in front of our open fridge chatting away with what sounded like an adult voice. He grumbles at her, "Who is that? Hang up!"

Guess what she was up to this time?

SHE CALLED A FRIEND'S MOM FROM SCHOOL AND TOLD HER WE WOULDN'T FEED HER DINNER AND SHE WAS SO HUNGRY SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO SO SHE WAS HOPING THE MOM WOULD HELP HER FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE DINNER FOR HERSELF.

I came home from my meeting and made her a perfectly healthy, good dinner, but now her classmate's mom is probably calling CPS. Guess I have a phone call to make this morning....

12 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! You're making this up, right? If that ever happened to me, I'd have to move. Far, far, away...

Daiquiri said...

Oh. NO! Heeeeee he he :)

That little stinker of yours! Good grief - and the mom she called...oh my.

All you can do is call the mom and explain, right? And maybe ground your very creative and resourceful little girl from the phone ;-)

The Jernigan Family said...

At least she is resourceful!! lol

Heidi said...

I love reading your stories! I agree, she is very resourceful!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Noooooo Waaaaaay!!!! You've got to be kidding!! Was it at least a close friend whose knows you guys well? May I ask what her consequence was? wow... wow.... thanks for the laugh!

Em said...

Hey, if the kid wants to learn how to make dinner herself, why stop her? LOLOL. Kidding. This is so funny, but I think the community collection pot for the ice cream truck was even better. She's pretty savy for a 7 year old! You know what they say, give them an inch!! LOL I'm still laughing.

Shiloh said...

I think my jaw dropped to the floor...I would have died if my kid did that! That is so funny!!! Thanks for sharing.

Hilty Sprouts! said...

I am speechless! Oh my!

Patrick said...

Consequences were handled by yours truly.... after a verbal tongue lashing and some "corner" time - I think she saw the light.

Mama Mimi (Dana) said...

Oh my Becky!! this is just too funny. I'm sitting here wondering what God has planned for that little saleslady of yours. What ever it is I'm anxious to witness it. LOL. thanks for sharing and I'm hopeing that this is written in a book someday.

Kimberly said...

Oh, my! Oh, my!
That is too funny...too funny in the kind of way that I can chuckle from this side, but I sure hope my gals stay off the phone! :)

Thanks for your sweet comment over at my place. :) I am so glad our bloggy paths crossed! And I am STILL so excited for you about She Speaks! I know God has such good things in store for you there...He's just so awesome like that! Always working for our good! Hope you have a wonderful time! I'll be praying!

Love and blessings,
K :)

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, she sounds like quite a comic character!! The things kids come up with...