Monday, December 27, 2010

Maddie on Manners

When she wakes from a nap a bit too early, Wee number 3 can be somewhat frightening. Staggering from her bed like the offspring of an irate T-Rex and an Indian monsoon, Maddie will mumble incoherent demands irately as she attempts to smooth down her bedraggled hair. Calming her before she interacts with the other Wees is a must to avoid creating the perfect storm.

Yesterday, as she shouted out her post-snooze demands she wandered into the kitchen where I had been doing a craft with the older Wees. Walking right up to me she grabbed my shirt sleeve and grunted "Water, now!"

Thinking this was an excellent opportunity to do Ms. Manners proud, I said, "Maddie, what is the magic word?"

Looking me dead in the eye with her most serious dictator expression, Maddie replied,"abracadabra."

Needless to say the child was right, - "abracadabra" is THE magic word.

So I gave her her water. And gone went another teaching moment - shot down by the straightforwardness of a wee.

Moral of the Story: Never ask a witness a question that you don't know the answer to.

A wee bit humbled,



  1. I can just envision that happening!

  2. I am so glad that you (the talented storyteller) are finally writing stories down. These stories will be treasured forever. I see a book in your future. :)

  3. Adorable bit about your wees!!

  4. Thanks, CarrieAnne, for including me as a blogger friend! I really enjoyed your little story so much! You all are so far away and I never get to see you, so it is really nice to connect in this way. Give all your babies a hug from their Aunt Nancy!

  5. Oh. My. Gosh. I am rolling over here. Stop it already!


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