Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pants

It's been a long haul, this 24-hour-tummy-bug thing.

I've done the laundry, the rotating of sheets and beds. The intense use of bleach to avoid passing the dreaded germs to any other family members. The fresh air and the Pedialyte (1tsp every 10 minutes).

And through it all, my little one, my daughter, my trooper who never complains, just lets me know that her tummy hurts, still manages to make me laugh.

After giving her a bath, she looks up at me though the folds of a fluffy towel and says, "Mom, I can marry Braydon because we don't have the same pants."

I think she must be a bit delusional from the dehydration and say to her, "Don't you mean 'parents' honey? You can marry Braydon because you don't have the same 'parents'?"

Clear as day she says, "No. Pants. We don't have the same pants."

I begin to worry. She has hardly had any fluid intake in the past day and her cognitive abilities are obviously suffering because of it.

"McRae and I have the same pants. Wyatt and I have the same pants." she says.

"Okay," I humor her.

"Daddy and I have the same pants and you and I have the same pants too!" She is really excited as she tells me this and I am as confused as ever, but I go along with it, all the while imagining the horrible night we are surely going to be spending in the ER to get her hydrated again because she has lost her mind.

"pants"

The lightbulb moment occurs.

"Do you mean 'genes' (jeans) honey?"

"Yeah mom, PANTS!"

She can marry Braydon because they don't have the same pants, aka "genes," or as Katie heard, "jeans."

Pass the Pedialyte daughter, mommy needs some too.


The future couple, with their different pants.

30 comments:

jen said...

well, he's pretty cute, i don't blame her a bit.

flutter said...

she totally has great taste in genes ;)

Kyla said...

Oh! How clever. I love how their little minds work. And that light bulb moment where you figure it out is pretty great, too.

Anonymous said...

You have the best way of making my day start on a positive note! Thanks, darling Katie, for being you.

grammie

Nap Warden said...

What a cute picture!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

ha haa cute cute! Thanks for the laugh

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

ha haa cute cute! Thanks for the laugh

Kellan said...

What a simply adorable story from your simply adorable little daughter!!!! She is a doll. I hope they are get completely better real soon. Take care and Happy Valentine's Day - Kellan

Christina_the_wench said...

Oh, she is precious. My lord...

Left Coast Sister said...

That made me smile!! (Although at first my eyes read that she said they had different paRts, and I was wondering what your response would have been!) Happy Heart Day!! Hopefully you can back off on the Pedialyte now!!

Family Adventure said...

She's brilliant. Clearly. And she has excellent taste!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Heidi :)

Alexandra's World said...

How cute!!!
The girl has good taste!! What a cute little boy! :)
Happy V Day!

Tracy said...

Good thing you finally got on board Mommy and that she is picking someone with good "jeans"!

OHmommy said...

Awwww... what a doll. We had the tummy flu too, so not fun. huh? My laudry machine is getting a well needed break today. Finally!

Mamacita Tina said...

Sometimes it's hard to make the connection, but eventually the light bulb goes on.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She has some good taste--and he sure knows where the camera is!

Social Butterfly still remembers how she and her Kindergarten "boyfriend" use to remind each other that they were going to marry each other while they stood in the lunch line.

Cathy said...

What an adorable couple. They both clearly have superior genes!

Becky said...

HAH that is so cute.

LindaJ said...

There has been something about those two from the day Katie was born. He told us for years he was going to marry her.
They would make the cutest couple, have the cuteset kids, and we would have the best holidays together.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

what an adorable story! i'll have to share this one with my friends with little ones...they'll get a kick out of it.

thanks for stopping by my blog. i didn't have a bad "one of those days" at all...just busy. but i really appreciate the encouragement. today, however, I GET TO GO TO THE SALON!!!!!! when i was single it was my 2nd home. my gray hair is killin' me!!!! i'm only 30 but have monsterous amount!

hope you stop by my blog and hear about my wonderful val's day...might be something your hubby should do for you. ;-)

*elizabeth

PS: you're pegged as a fav on my end!!!!

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch said...

That is adorable!

painted maypole said...

that's great!

i need to drink me some of that, too. sounds like fun!

Yoli said...

Hey, she has brains and beauty. Deadly combination, that boy does not stand a chance. Too cute!

Yoli

Ann(ie) said...

What a little bug. And a beautiful couple they will make!! ;)

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

It's scary when we aren't smart enough to keep up with our kids, you know?

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

THAT is an awesome story.

You all get well soon.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

P.S. your future son-in-law is very handsome.

Melinda Zook said...

OMG, that is so cute. Future molecular biologist you have there!!!

Huckdoll said...

That was the cutest thing I've read all day :)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Now... that was a nice start to the day... cause I have never laughed so hard... to cute... out of the mouth of babes...