Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kids these days.


"Father, I'm making pancakes. It's hard to do while I'm talking to you because they're so hot. I don't think it's very safe. Guess what? I milked the goat today."

8 comments:

Garrison Family said...

i swear she is like an adult already!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

That is one multi-talented girl!
Did you ever say where the whole "mother" "father" thing came from? Did Hannah just come up with this on her own? Does Ainsley do the same thing? :-)

Rinnyboo said...

Awww..so funny. She is so self-assured already! I love the way she tells it like it is.

Also, I have done my snapshot sunday finally. :)


Marin

Sarah said...

Oh, Jill, don't say that! They grow up too fast as it is. :( But, yeah, she's hilarious.

Marin, isn't it great? Makes me smile. Glad your snapshots are up. I love yours.

Danni, I think I did tell someone in one of the comments where the 'mother' thing came from.

Hannah started calling me Mommy when she was little, but quickly transitioned to 'Sarah' when she realized that was what everyone else was calling me. She stayed on Sarah for a long time, until she was 3 1/2.

Then one day without missing a beat or ever calling me Sarah again, she started calling me Mother. (Matt never was 'Matt', he was always Daddy). It is one of those rare times that we don't have a clue where on earth she came up with it. A few days later she started calling Matt 'father', but it's interspersed with 'Daddy'.

Ainsley calls me Momma mostly, though sometimes I get Mother or Mommy. Never Sarah. She calls Matt 'Favver' which is darling, though sometimes he gets Daddy.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Your kids are so incredibly entertaining to me! Thanks for the "mother/father" history. I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face if my kids had ever called me "Danni". :-)

Sarah said...

Oh, it was hard at first to keep a straight face. Then I got used to it and was surprised when other adults would be offended by her calling me by my given name.

Now I'm so used to her calling me Mother that it surprises me when other adults hear it and startle - which they always do. It may 'sound' different in writing, but in person, it's so different from the norm that it's jarring to them. I always get asked why I 'make' her call me Mother. :)

How's Germany? I'm so excited for you. I hope you have a lovely trip.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I know what you mean - I've heard of parents requesting such formality from their kids, that's why it's so fascinatingly funny she does this on her own. Of course, it matches her smart & clever style just perfectly, so it's silly other parents would be offended by this.
Germany seems good so far, though I'm looking at it currently through a jet-lagged haze...it's 4:26am here now and I've been up and unable to sleep since 2:30...

Sarah said...

Oh, jet lag sucks. I was up for over two days when I flew into Ireland. I think my job hosts thought Americans must never sleep. Then I crashed and had to work through that. Ugh.

I hope you get to sleep soon!