Monday, January 19, 2009

Dude, I love this kid!

Yesterday we were enjoying our typical post-church breakfast at a local eating establishment. Craig ordered a Diet Coke, I ordered water, and Kate was finishing some of her Acai juice she had snuck in from the car. Kate kept suspiciously eying up Craig’s drinkfrom a distance; quietly assessing the situation. When he left the table for a moment, she gave me this know it all look.

KATE: Mom, Daddy’s pop isn’t healthy.
ME: Oh.
KATE: No, it has lots of sugar in it.
ME: Well, I guess it does Kate.
KATE: It’s isn’t healthy at all mom.

At that moment, Craig arrives back at the table.

KATE: Daddy, your pop isn’t healthy.
CRAIG: (looking at me) Did you tell her to say that?
ME: Um no, I swear I didn’t.
KATE: It isn’t going to help you grow big and strong.

Then, she shook her head and continued eating her breakfast.

If she were about twenty years older, she would have finished that conversation with, “Ugh, I sound just like my Muh-ther!”


Crazy Mo said...

I channel my mother all the time. It's scary, really.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Bless her, she's got adulthood sewn up already! :)

Its Me(SARA) Behind the Camera said...

AWWW Love that conversation so cute!!!

I love what kids say, they amaze me thats forsure! :)

Call Me Cate said...

But no issues with paying for the meal this week?

Lyndsay said...

Cate - Ah, we learned our lesson this week. We totally went back to a place where she could pay at the counter. Do you think I was going to subject myself to that nightmare? LOL!

Jeanne said...

Now that you've established your own innocence, you should give her the low-down on aspartame, and all the potential health issues.

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

that's too cute!!

Claire said...

How cute! Nothing like a little kid guilt to make you stop drinking worked for me!

And we use the same phrase with our daughter..."big and strong". Sadly she is neither.

Claire said...

And I forgot to say...

Hooray for calling it pop!!! Take that, my ignorant husband from California!

The Rambler said...

LOL...Awesome! I'm sure daddy is shaking his head realizing he has TWO crazy witty girls in his life (wink) :)