The Land of Fernieville

Things kids do to show how they love you…

Posted in Daily, Family, funny, Reflections by fernieville on June 15, 2008

Today is father’s day in the US. Which is wonderful. I wish I knew how that felt…to have a dad to celebrate with, but I presume it’s, well, I don’t know. I have no clue.

Anyhow, this morning I have the kids helping make breakfast for their daddy. The 3yo hands me the eggs and the 9yo is the waitress. At some point the 3yo throws a piece of corn bread she’d been eating on the floor for whatever reason those neurons fired at that time. She was promptly put on time out and given a talkin’ to about not throwing food. She sits there on time out crying louder to show us how hurt she is for the banishing punishment and after a while declares: “I’m ready to listen now mommy.” (yup, I’ve trained her well haven’t I?

So I ask her to help me with the placemats and she found a Dora placemat I had gotten her a month ago. The same Dora placemat she hated and told me then to “give it to sissy, I don’t like it.”

After finding it she declares: “hey mommy look! it’s my Dora placemat, can I have it on the table? I’m sorry I said I didn’t like it and give it to sissy, I do like it.”

How sweet is that? I would have expected her to just declare it was hers or just have forgotten the incident as I had already forgotten…she out of the blue apologizes for having snubbed my gift a month ago.

Daddy had his heart shaped fried eggs served by his little princesses and prepared by his queen. Life is good indeed.Technorati Tags: , , ,

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Disney World really is magical

Posted in Family, Reflections by fernieville on May 15, 2008

Came back today from a wonderful 24 hours of Disney magic. Took my daughter camping (the tent type) over at Disney World with some of her girl scout brownie troop. It was wonderful to re-bond with her, see her interact with her peers and notice how much she has grown from the first time she visited Disney with my mother when she was just 2 1/2.

My has she grown! Well, she’s still physically little…on the extra small side and 2-3 sizes smaller on her clothes. But finally
she is above the “this high” mark for roller coasters… not that she’d normally volunteer! But something about friends and peer pressure that gave her courage to try Thunder Mountain and she was so brave! I didn’t push my luck when we tried Splash Mountain immediately afterwords… specially with the catatonic face she had exiting Thunder Mountain, but still, I was proud.

What a big almost 9yo girl she is indeed… away from school issues, and height issues and chore issues, there was something about parades, princesses, Minnie and Mickey and Thunder Mountain that made us closer and well… we just bonded. It was magical.