Monday, October 20, 2008

Chilly or Chili?

When I picked Muffin up from school on Friday she was having a sad moment. She had been looking forward to going outside with her class and riding the Big Red Tricycle. I spoiled it by coming early and snatching her away. I know, I'm a bad mama. That Big Red Tricycle is an object of worship in their class. There are plenty of other tricycles, but all the children clamor for the Big Red one. Muffin's teacher has confessed to thinking about throwing the damn thing over the fence because it causes so much hate and discontent. Thankfully, she resigned herself to timing the children on it instead. Now they all get five minutes on the Big Red Tricycle and everyone is happy.

Except Muffin, because I took her away before it was her turn. In an effort to distract her from her loss, I told Muffin about our dinner plans for the weekend. Because food is always a perky distraction, right? I told her how I was going to make Chili for Saturday night and then use the leftovers to make Chili Spaghetti on Sunday. Imagine my surprise when I heard a fresh bout of wails from the back seat!

Me: Muffin, what on Earth is wrong?

Muffin: I don't like Chilly Spaghetti! I only like my spaghetti WARM!!!

Thankfully, my fit of giggles cheered my sweet serious literal-minded little girl. And, of course, she tried to get me to laugh at her misuse of the word chili All. Weekend. Long. But, it was totally worth it. The chili was great too!

7 comments:

Stacie said...

hahahha....that is too cute!

Stacie said...

well..the one that came with my camera is 18-55 mm...so I *think* I want something that will zoom in more...so I can take some shots without being right on top of the subject. Just like you though, I think I need to do some photog classes before I invest in anymore camera stuff.

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

such a cute story and so typical when they are this age. the major meltdowns for the seemingly meaningless... my son misunderstands stuff like this sometimes (can't think of a specific example right now) and i just have to hug him and try not to laugh because he gets so sensitive when i laugh at him!

WORKING MOM said...

Oh my stars. That is the cutest. Oh, and I will be doing the MeMe later today. Thanks, dear.

Madame Queen said...

Hahaha!

I picked Punkin up early on friday, thinking she would be soo excited, but she was furious b/c she didn't get to go in the bouncy house. Good grief, I can't win!

Midwest Mommy said...

Ha! That is great. Seriously kids crack me up.

JoeinVegas said...

I can just hear her giggling about that joke. All weekend. She sounds smart.