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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordful Wednesday...

I'm brain-dead today. Runnin' on empty. I got nothin'... except a compulsion to post somethin'. Luckily, Angie over at SevEn CloWn CirCus gave me an easy out. Today is Wordful Wednesday over at her wonderful blog... where you post a picture and tell about it. Here's mine.



I had to pick Ryan up early yesterday, as she had a fever. There's some sort of crud going around her school right now and she caught it. When we got home, I gave her an ice cream cone, thinking it would help her throat a bit. It did but as the afternoon wore on, she felt progressively worse and by early evening she was crying and miserable. Though I try to avoid meds if possible, I cracked open the kiddie Motrin and once it kicked in, she felt better... a lot better (clearly). When I came into the room later, I found her sitting innocently in the chair, buried under a blanket, her face... well... see above. When I asked her if she'd had another ice cream cone (without permission), I could see the wheels turning... 'Do I lie or tell the truth? How much trouble will I get in?' I said, "Ry, I suggest you think long and hard before you answer..." Finally she admitted to sneaking into the freezer. Whew. I hate it when she lies. When I told her to go look in the mirror, she said, "Wow. I guess it's a good thing I told the truth, huh?" She has always had a knack for stating the obvious, that girl of mine.

16 comments:

Melissa said...

Too funny... I love it when the kids think they are "getting away with it". It's funny because I can always tell (as I'm sure you can too) when they are fibbing; by their facial expressions and how they won't look at me... :)

Heinous said...

Ice cream = cure-all. You can't blame her for that. She just wants to get better.

Jane! said...

Shhh Diane! You aren't supposed to tell them how we 'know' what we know. Mine still believe I have super powers that can see into their heads.

Diane said...

Jane! She doesn't know all my secrets. When she was little, she was sneaking out of her room... she hadn't made a sound but though I had my back to her, she didn't know I could see her in the glass fireplace screen... without turning around, I hollered at her to get back to bed. To this day, she thinks I have eyes in the back of my head ;)

Mama Wheaton said...

If I tell you I have a fever will you send me some ice cream?

Protege said...

She is so cute Diane!
Despite you not having much to talk about today, this post is great! I love the picture.
I hope Ryan gets better soon, give her a big hug.;)

Mel said...

To be such a smart girl... Well, she's a lot like her godmother, I'll just say that. I was on the phone with you when she was sneaking out of her room that night. I forgot about that!

Heather said...

Very, very cute. One day, when I feel like blogging about it- you can read all about one of my dumbest "got caught" moments in high school. It makes a great story... far too much to leave in a comment.
Let's just say, I learned the hard way that Mama's always have a way of finding out the truth.

Susie said...

That is tooooo funny! Do they really think that they can get away with this stuff?

Shanna said...

LOL I love the picture! I hate it when my kids (kind of only ONE kid but that's a whole story1) lie too UGH!

I like your response to Jane! - my kids also think I have mysterious powers...they haven't figured out that I can see the entire kitchen in the microwave door when my back is to them haha ;)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Ice cream? Ice cream? What ice cram?

angie said...

Very good thing she told the truth. Glad she's feeling better, too!

Red Cup Mom said...

I heart Ryan. She's a smart girl and good thinker too. But how does one eat ice cream like that? I want a chocolate cone too!

Glad she feels so much better!

Solei said...

It must have been priceless when she looked into the mirror!
thanks for the laugh! I definitely needed it.
=0D

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

haha funny. Glad she told the truth.

Casey's trio said...

This post is hilarious! Clearly, you should be a detective:) Ha-Ha!