Friday, January 20th 2012
Prince Charming. On A Horse.

Seth-6yr has been experimenting with various terms of endearment. He has called me “mr bossypants,” “little and beautiful artichokie” (more specifically, “well OKIE DOKIE, my little and beautiful… artichokie”), and “my sweet and nice ladeeeee.”

I think you might need to know this before reading the rest of this. So. Please excuse this brief interruption of the LaLa  Three Part Wedding Series in order to bring you this conversation between Seth-6yr and Caden-7yr:

Seth-6yr: Mom says I can have a playdate soon with O’Libya.

(she’s really named Olivia.)

Caden-7yr: That’s nice.

Seth-6yr: I want her to come over and we can ride horses.

Caden-7yr: But we don’t have horses.

Seth-6yr: Mom knows where to take us to ride horses though. I will ride with O’Libya and hold onto her middle so she does not fall off.

Caden-7yr: HUH. Do you know how far away that place is?

Seth-6yr: Yes. It is two hours there and two hours to get back.

Caden-7yr: That isn’t a playdate, Seth-6yr. That’s called a DATE.

Seth-6yr: Oh.

(long pause)

Seth-6yr: Well. She’s my shortie.

(here is where I almost drove off the road, hopped a curb and slammed into a hamburger place with a sandbox. instead, I slowed down and forgot to blink or breathe.)

Me, with a weird sounding strained voice: Do you know what that means? (and if you do, please consider explaining it to me.)

Seth-6yr: Well. I guess it means she’s short.

Me: But you’re in kindergarten. Aren’t you all short?

Seth-6yr: good point.


I’ll finish that conversation later. When my head stops spinning.

And NO, I did not agree to horses or dating or out of town trips with members of the opposite sex for kindergarteners. I really didn’t. Just in case you’re wondering.


5 Comments on “Prince Charming. On A Horse.”

January 20th, 2012
5:04 pm

fThis made me laugh until I snorted. I love your kids !
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January 20th, 2012
9:24 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before in your comments, but really, I think “well OKIE DOKIE, my little and beautiful… artichokie” is just about the cutest thing I have ever heard. Ever.

And then you hit me with, “Well. She’s my shortie.” I just about choked I laughed so hard! I’m glad you and Caden-7yr were there to help straighten that one out for him. :)
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January 22nd, 2012
2:21 am

Your kids are great! So cute!

Jennifer Sullivan
January 22nd, 2012
6:10 pm

LOVE IT!!! What is a shortie anyways if not a short girl one has a crush on?
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January 23rd, 2012
10:46 pm

I like what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I’ve included you guys to my personal blogroll.
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