Saturday, March 24, 2007

Toddler Tour Guide


Dissatisfied with controlling the basic aspects of our family life, Mim is also trying to make sure we're aware of the things we encounter when we're out on the road. She's been pointing out big trucks (Big Kwuck) for a while now, but lately it's been cows too.

"Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy!"

"What!," I say patiently.

"Cow!"

"Yes, indeed. A cow. A whole field full, in fact."

This happens everytime we're out, because this is the season when a lot of the wheat fields are being grazed out. There are cows everywhere. Thursday, on the way home from Grandma C's house, Mim starts her familiar chant,

"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy. . ad infinitum"

"Yes Mim, What!," I coo.

She points at a totally empty field and says,

"No cows!"

"Ummm...yes, you're quite right. Not a cow in the whole field."

This child is going to make sure we don't miss a thing. I'm going to have to have more kids someday just so she'll have someone other than her brother and me to boss around. But that's a little cruel for those nebulous new siblings, I suppose. I know Zaya would appreciate a little spreading around of her mothering tendencies. She tries to control his life, but since he's three, she has about as much success as I do, which is to say, minimal.

4 comments:

JennaG said...

You post the sweetest pictures. I wish I had written down all the cute things my kids said when they were little. My kids are older and they don't say cute things anymore--well, rarely!

scribbit said...

I love the way my kids will continue to say "Mom" until I give in and ask "What?" Sometimes I've waited just to see how long they'll keep it up before giving up and I haven't outlasted them yet.

Myrna said...

Have you seen that commercial of the kid in the backseat saying, "Cow!"?

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Little King is doing the same thing! The exact same thing! Except he is rarely using more than one word at a time. Oh, a nd he says "mommy, mommy, mommy" repetitively until I say what, then he changes the subject. We repeat this exercise until...well it neve rends....