Thursday, June 11, 2009

File Under: Things I Should Have Said To A Few Pigs Of My Own

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Ellie and Jimmy were playing Tiny Little Plastic Animals, and Jimmy's pig was following Ellie's horse everywhere saying, "Hi! Hi, Mama? Hi!"

And she finally turned to his pig and said, gently but firmly in a horse falsetto, "I'll be your friend, but I can't be your mother. And we're not getting in love."

Well played, kid. Now don't forget to change the locks.

17 comments:

Tricia said...

Love it. Smart little girl.

Stu said...

"getting" in love. That is the part that made me laugh.

-Stu

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

This reminded me that Laura used to call weddings "getting all married up." I suppose that sometimes, for one partner or the other, it is.

Your post made me smile.

Melanie said...

Stu:

I like the "getting", too. And after you get in love?

"You go off and check to see if you're havin' a baby."

Carrie Hutchings said...

Ok, your kiddos are seriously too cute and funny.

Emily said...

If only that girl had published a self-help book in the late '90s... coulda saved me some exhausting effort. I tried the "mother them all approach"... it made me very unfriendly for a stint.

J. said...
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J. said...

The birds and the bees is so 40 years ago. All the cool kids are playing pig and horse these days.

So, um, Melanie, where did Ellie pick up that line? ; )

Veronica Mitchell said...

If only.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

But getting in love is so much fun in plastic animal land.

That girl has strong boundaries; I like that about her.

Angela Fehr said...

That slays me. I have a 3 year old who is a very willing participant in his 4 yr old sister's imaginary world. So funny.

Bynore Fleecewam said...

So, was I just the first fella to come along who didn't need another mom? Sheesh, I wouldnt've tried so hard if I'd known that!

heidi said...

They just KNOW.

dkuroiwa said...

Me thinks this won't be the only time Ellie might have to use that line. sad, but true.

and really...when it's right...the "getting in love" part is the best part...even when it's not right, sometimes!

*love the flamingo...but, you knew I would!

Mrs. G. said...

Your new banner is hoppin'!

the cheap chick said...

Book Idea: Gather up all the awesomely funny things your kids say, and then take accompaning pictures. I would so buy that at full price from Barnes and Noble. Because your kids? Are too darned funny! And cute, natch.

And the new banner does indeed rock.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

She is freaking fabulous.