Friday, June 27, 2008

you better watch out, you better not cry

While running an errand earlier this week, Stinkerbell informed me, as only a 7 y-o can, that I need to be paying attention to toy commercials.

I do?

Yes, Christmas is almost here and you need to be finding some things for Lucky.

I do?

Yes. (frustration starting to seep through her voice) He can't talk yet and can't tell you what he wants, you know, in words. So you need to watch tv with him so you can see what he likes.

Oh. I do.

Yes. And if you don't get busy at it, you'll be late for Christmas!!! (this time there was panic in her voice)

Well, do you know what month it is now?

Yes. (disgust at me asking her such a stupid question. after all, she is 7!) It's June.

Then I'm sure you know what month Christmas is in, right?)

December. (there was a silent "duh" lingering in the air)

So, tell me how many months there are between June and December, please.

(counted the months) 6.

So, I've got 6 months to get Lucky's Christmas presents figured out, right?

Yes, I guess so. But it won't hurt to get started now.

Yes, ma'am.

and all was right in the world again.


Super B's Mom said...

Good Lord she's too smart for her own good. But I like the way she thinks...haha

Anonymous said...

Oh how funny! I do think her being such a "plan ahead-er" may work to your advantage!