Thursday, April 22, 2010

She knows how to make her mama proud...

Bella and I had just finished completing a puzzle when I asked her if she wanted to help me start dinner.

With her hands on her hips, she responded, "Mommy, I have to clean my doll house. It's SUCH a huge mess...you wouldn't even believe it!"

Okay, then...

So as I began making dinner, out of the corner of my eye, I saw her take everything out of her doll house.

Then she grabbed a bunch of antibacterial wipes and started wiping down the floors and furniture.

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I could barely contain myself as I listened to her lecture her dolls about the condition of their home.

It all sounded vaguely familiar to me.

1) Wow, you guys sure made a huge mess.

2) Why do I have to do EVERYTHING around here?!

3) Uh, HELLO? Do you all NOT see the garbage can? Why is there trash all over the floor?

4) Who didn't flush the toilet?

5) I should be getting paid for this.

6) I'm not your personal maid, people.

And my all-time favorite....

7) Do you all realize there are children in other countries who have NOTHING? No clean water to drink, no food to eat, no toys to play with...you all have NO idea how good you have it.

At first, I was taken aback...was she imitating me?! Is that REALLY how I sound to them?

But then my embarrassment quickly turned into an overwhelming sense of pride.

At the tender age of 5, Bella is already a little mother-in-training...and she can deliver sarcasm like nobody's business.

That girl knows how to make her mama proud...


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56 comments:

Mimi and Tilly said...

Bella is a star! x

The Mother said...

So, explain to me why they remember all those inane things we say, but not the physics lessons or the biology notes?

Rebecca said...

Ha! So, delivery of sarcasm came early to her...I don't know if I should praise you or order extra valium for when she becomes a teenager! Awesome to hear though...too funny!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Isn't it funny when you hear your kids saying that very same thing you tell them.
Emma told me the other day, "Okay, you have two choices - you can make us clean and we will be mad or we can watch tv & be happy?" : )

SMS said...

I love it!!!! I know mine a quite a bit younger than Bella but they ask me for a wipe (diaper wipe) and start scrubbing away on the walls and the baseboards my heart just swells. Seeing your little girls learning from observing you is the best feeling ever. Go Bella!

Jenny said...

What a total cutie you have on your hands!

mama of 4 said...

ahahhahaha That is too funny!!! She is a smart girl:)

singedwingangel said...

Lmbo now if only other things would stick as well when she gets older.. like You deserve a good man who loves you and respects you. Your body is perfect however it is,don't worry about weight unless it makes YOU unhappy, don't let everyone lead you around, be a leader not follower.. ya know th things we often ignored lol

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Hooray for Bella!!

I can so relate to all those comments and I've often caught Nani "cleaning" with diaper wipes and my Swiffer. I love it -- I have a helper and at least some of my furniture gets dusted!! LOL!

Have a great day my friend!

Mommy24cs said...

You've taught her well LOL. I wish Carson would be like that but sadly I think he learned from his Father the ways of the world. He'd rather create the mess than clean it.

The Boob Nazi said...

Sounds like you have a future clean freak on your hands..... I wish I were a clean freak. sigh.

Brooke said...

a big ^5 to bella! :) all of that and she got out of helping you!

Eva Gallant said...

Bella Rocks!!!! That is adorable!

Buckeroomama said...

You taught her well and she's a star pupil! Go, Bella! :)

Carly said...

I love that she grabbed the wipes. Too Funny:)

Twins Squared said...

Go Bella! Yea! I love #7. I use that one a lot on my kids. The sarcasm never works. They just don't get it. I finally have to explain to them it's like a joke. Maybe one of these days they'll learn to use sarcasm like I would like. I'm sure it will be used on me though. Boo. Let me rethink that.

Katie said...

How could not keep from laughing hysterically? And I say those same phrases myself! I love that Bella!

Heather said...

LOOOOVE IT!!! Especially that she cleaned with an antibacterial wipe! I'm so proud!

WhisperingWriter said...

Ha, I just said "Who didn't flush the toilet?" like five minutes ago.

Jenny said...

That's hilarious! Bella is so cute!

Natalie said...

Yay! What a great story. I'm going to start using #5, and laughed because I use #7 all the time!

Sadia said...

Fantastic! Now, is she willing exert her efforts on your kitchen counter? Mel and Jess still think that's a game. Mwahahahaha.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

That is hilarious. We get that around here too. And I have three girls. God help me.

Kristina P. said...

This warms my heart!

Wendy said...

OMG I love it! So....in your defense she definately gets it and is listening even if she may not always follow suit!

That is just precious...def save this one for the memory books!

Nezzy said...

You go Bella!!! Now, that's my kinda kid! Be proud mama. :o)

Ya'll have the best day!!!

Mighty M said...

Fantastic! She is going to be a great mom someday! :)

Cindy said...

Loving it! She is getting the lessons for sure. You should be proud :)

Sarcasm is a wonderful thing to pass on. Very dry humor is essential in life. You keep teaching them.

The Lane Family said...

My favorite part is that she got out the antibacterial wipes and started wiping things down..that is AWESOME!!!

Pennie said...

What a great mom-in-training! You're doing a great job!

Shell said...

At least you know she's listening!

Casey said...

aww, you are doing such a good job! What a wonderful future mother

Angie said...

Love it! Especially #s 5,6, and 7. At least you know she's paying attention when you talk!

My twins are only 3, but I'm already starting to hear things from them that they can only have gotten from me. And my first thought is usually, "Wow, I must sound like my mother!"

The View From A Saddle said...

My blog moved!

Would love to have you back as a follower!

Keep up the good mommy work. I have so many inspirations on Blogger :)

Tropical Mum said...

Oh, it is both comical and cringe-inducing when we hear our own words parroted back to us--it is for me anyway.

Thanks for stopping by today and for taking the time to comment. It has been a resounding "you were right to mention it", and I feel better, thanks.

Tiffany said...

You can't say she doesn't listen to you. She is taking it ALL in Mama! I love it! I love that Bella!

The "Dubs" said...

That is the absolute BEST! I just love it! So funny what kids pick up from us... now if they would just DO it :) hahaha

HT said...

Let me first wipe the tears from my eyes! That was such a funny post! Ok, now I can see what I'm typing.

My kids time and again astound me with the things coming from their mouth. See they DO listen!!

MamaHen Em said...

LOVE it! You should be proud, especially that she has the sarcasm down!

shortmama said...

Shes a girl after my own heart!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

That's so cute how she imitates you. She apparently does listen to what you say.

Theta Mom said...

That Bella is too damn cute!

Donna said...

Atta girl, Bella!! She is earning her Mom-wings...and sounds like she's well on her way to perfecting her wife-tone as well!

So....this sarcasm stuff...it's not gonna cme back and bite us in the "rear end" in a few more years or anything, is it!?! ...If so, I'll meet you at the bar!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

You tell them, Bella!

Annie said...

Kids says the funniest thing. But you are right, they are a reflection of us.

Megan said...

Hee hee! Oh, sarcasm - it's the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it? Until they start using it against you!

Ali @ Mommie Life said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! How stinkin adorable is she!!!

That would make me proud for sure!! :)

Elizabeth said...

I just need to borrow Bella to train up my two! She is amazing and your work there is almost done... excellent job.

katie said...

Your daughter is adorable. Your blog is awesome. You are hilarious! My blog mentor (aka Blog Guru) Marianne-the (FUNNY) fickle white woman has me hooked on your blog! Your posts are so much fun, informative, and real. I'm a HUGE new fan of yours... Happy almost weekend!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I can't wait to read her blog in a few years, she'll be just as funny as her mama!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I love it when they turn into mini versions of us!!! She is such a doll and I love the wipes - that is too cute :-)

Tina... said...

You've turned her into you....that's awesome.

Creative Junkie said...

Just wait until she says the big one ... BECAUSE I SAID SO.

That's when you know you're a huge success as a mom.

D said...

I waited until I was 24 to start echoing my mom. Bella's echoing you, I guess, and she's not even 10years old yet! Funny!

2wired2tired.com said...

That's so funny! It's always so strange to hear your voice come out of your kids mouths. I always have a hard time not to laughing!

*LLUVIA* said...

Like mother like daughter!!!

So cute!!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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