Mim had a busy day today. First she did a little excavating. The precious gems she discovered are currently residing in a ziploc bag, all clean and shiny. It was very exciting, and she has been begging for days, so I was more than happy to oblige.
The rest of the day was full of alternately helping clean up, asking if she could drag more things out, dragging more things out, and watching The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Oh, and thrashing us at our first game of Mexican Train Dominoes.
This evening, Mim also made up her first funny joke. She's been working on
making up her own jokes for a very, very long time. She doesn't exactly
have a strong grasp on what makes a one-liner funny, but I think we're
finally getting closer.
Q: Why did the Mommy call her daughter "Honey"?
A: Because she was sweet.
says it's a groaner, and he should know, since all, and I mean all, of
his jokes are groaners. I explained that we couldn't groan at it,
though, while she's still so new to the stand-up game.
Now she is getting ready to sleep in her bed/starship. It's called the Pinkelina. Yes, she really can be a girly-girl sometimes.
She told me that I was a salesperson and she wanted to buy a rocket, and engine, and some new panes of glass for her rocket ship. I told her that would cost about 3 million dollars. She assured me that wouldn't be a problem, as she had 99 million at her disposal. Were that all our family finances could be so easily augmented.
She has her new baby doll beside her in the doll bed. Last night she
co-slept, but I think she has decided, like her Mama did eight-and-a-half years ago, that it's not as comfortable that way.
I'm not sure where the doll fits into the Rocket Ship plan, but I'm sure she's got it all figured out.