Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"X" marks the spot

I've been meaning to share this one for quite some time.

Em is such a precocious child. She always has been. She's also highly emotional and a bit dramatic. I have NO idea where she gets it from:)

So, one day after sending her to her room for a "time out" of sorts, she came out and slapped down a piece of paper with my name on it. Below my name was a bunch of smiley faces and one had an "X" marked over it.

Me: What's this?

Emily: Every time you put me in time out or do something I don't like I'm going to mark off one of you happy faces because it makes me sad or mad.

Me: (In my head I'm DYING laughing). Hmmm. Well, I guess you'd better draw some more happy faces and get your pen ready....


Can you believe that child? She cracks me up!

Well, over the weeks and months that followed she forgot about it and then one day she came out with this (see picture below):

Yes, I'm still in the lead....but it's good to know that even POPPY can make her pull out that pen! Ha! When I asked her why Poppy got marked off she said, "When you and Daddy went out of town for the weekend and Poppy watched us he had to "talk" to us two times and I didn't like it." Oh my! And what about Daddy's "X"....I'm not sure she even remembered, but you'd better believe that the hubs was eating up the fact that he's the good guy right now. Oh brother!

You people see what I have to put up with?


Heather said...

This is AWESOME!

Melanie said...

Killin' me! Can't wait to see if our visit warrents my own sheet of smily faces:)

Erin said...

I can't wait till you give me a sheet with smiley faces on it! Hopefully I won't get any X's!!!
Aunt E

Aunt LaLa said...

She is definetly your daughter! My goal for the summer: ONLY smiley faces!! Can I achieve that? YES...but will the parents still speak with me afterwards...that is the question!! Emily, we're "going smiley!"

Anonymous said...

FUNNIEST thing I've read all week!!!!