Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Out of the mouths of 5 year olds...

Strange weather we've been having these past couple of days.. The temperature actually reached 70 outside!! It all started on Sunday and Monday with the temperature hitting 60, then Tuesday it hit 65 and finally, today at 70. I'm not complaining though, because that was 4 days of not using the wood stove. 4 days of preserving our precious wood pile and not having to worry about running out of wood. 4 days of open windows and fresh air running through the house.Sunday we spent outdoors, Hubby splitting wood with his trusty axe, and us girls picking up fallen branches off the ground and onto the fire pit. When the wood in the fire pit is high enough, we'll have a bonfire and toast some marshmallows! yum! Monday was a busy day indoors, then Tuesday I tried to shoo the girls outside and while Youngest happily grabbed her shoes and coat and shoved them at me to put them on her, Oldest and Middle totally moaned and groaned about it. When I finally managed to shove them out the door, it started to rain 5 minutes later. Oldest came back in and said, "See! I told you I didn't want to go outside!" and plopped back on the floor in the living room. Geez! You'd think I made them go into a dungeon or something!

Hubby went a few towns over tonight to take a test for government jobs. Apparently if you want to work for the government, you need to take some tests. They only do the testing one day a month and it was at 5 o'clock in the evening. So off he went and since it was just me and the girls for dinner, I told them we were going to have just macaroni and cheese, nothing else. They love mac and cheese, so no complaints there. Before dinner, I was working on putting stuff on eBay and the girls were playing in the room where we keep our "stock", our stuff we sell on eBay. I went in to check on them and discovered Oldest had opened a few packages of cars. I got mad and reminded her that she wasn't supposed to open anything and that when daddy got home, she'd have to tell him what she did.

I tried to explain to her that people like to buy things that are still in the original packaging and pay more for something still in the box instead of something already loose. Loose cars get banged up and scratched paint and broken parts. I told her that daddy hasn't worked in a long time and we need to make money by selling things on the computer so we can pay our bills and have food in our tummies. I put it in terms that I thought she would understand and it looked like it was getting through to her and then Oldest said this: "Is that why we are only eating macaroni and cheese tonight?"

Dinner tonight was tuna fish sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and 2 chocolate chip cookies for dessert.


Carrie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Your 5-year-old is hilarious. Hug her for me. :)

Carrie Gellibrand

DJ Kirkby said...

I've said it before, that child is a genius!