Saturday, November 22, 2008

5 going on 10

This morning Audrey did a couple funny things that I thought I'd post, mostly so that I can remember them, and perhaps so someone out there can get a laugh.

We were sitting at the breakfast table. This morning Audrey woke me up and sang out "Breakfast is ready!" I was unsure what that quite meant, so out to the kitchen I quickly went. (I was hoping she hadn't attempted scrambled eggs or something!) Sure enough, Audrey had set the table, put dishes and food at each person's place that she knew they would want to eat, got out the vitamin bottles, laid out napkins, got out sippy cups ... she even filled Diesel's food and water bowl! It was really quite thoughtful and lovely of her! Anyhow, as we all sat to eat, I mentioned that since Carter is having a little issue with diaper rash (and loose stools, sorry -tmi, I know) that perhaps I shouldn't give him Raisin Bran. I said "I think it would be..." and Audrey ended my statement for me - "TOO much fiber, Mom." I looked at Chad and said - "What is she, 10 years old? How does she know about fiber??"

Then later, Audrey got out Chad's guitar and was "playing" it. Next thing I know, she has a big hat box opened next to her. I said "What is that for?" and she matter-of-factly replied "So people can throw money in it while I play guitar." Hil-arious! I threw a few coins in and she mentioned that really I should throw DOLLARS in. I said, "Don't push your luck. The tooth fairy already came this week and brought you a dollar..." Again, what is she, 10 years old already??

Funny kid.

6 comments:

Julie said...

hahahaha...i love the fiber one that is priceless!

Chris Ann Schultz said...

Chantel's almost 6 going on 14. At least a teenager and she's been for sometime. 4 or 5 at least.
Cute that she's really helpful. I wouldn't be surprised she knows about fiber! Chantel knows to take Chamomile tea, if she has loose stools, it's a cure all for any issues like that than anyone can take, as long as they are not pregnant. It's a staple in our house, along with organic yogurt!
Chantel is not feeling well today, you should see her toothless grin. She lost hers on the way to Wal-Mart, we had bags prepped and ready. She knew it was coming.

Karen said...

I tell you what....it is a good thing that you are writing all this down because you will forget these priceless moments and how quickly the time goes by. Audrey, what a thoughtful kid you are.

nateandkatesmom said...

Awww, how sweet of her to fix breakfast for everyone. I'd be happy if my kids just did that for themselves! Oh, and the fiber....she really pays attention to what she hears, doesn't she? Watch what you say! lol
The box for money while she was playing guitar is too funny!

Allison said...

Wow...welcome to my world. I thought I was the only one who often felt parented by my girls in their new-found 'maturity'! Throw a dollar in Audrey's box for me, would you? So funny...

The Raudenbush Family said...

Oh my goodness. Love it. Perhaps she should take her guitar playing to first friday...maybe she'd get a few bucks from passerby feeling sorry for her out in the cold. Actually, don't tell her that. She may actually want to do it.
Kelly