Saturday, October 3, 2009

just call me Neil.

I was ready to leave for the store so I went upstairs looking for Lyndon. Hummm, not in his usual spot, the playroom. So I kept walking. He emerges from my office like this. As he approached me he says, "I astronaut. heheh. I astronaut." Pretty clever kid.

I astronaut too.

Maddie is pretty much always in some type of pretend play. It doesn't matter where we are or who we are with. At the park this week she was a princess (of course) and Lyndon was a cowboy. Maddie wanted him to be a prince but he put his foot down and insisted on being a cowboy. so proud. I was a puppy. So every time Maddie, uh I mean princess, asked me a question and I would answer her, she would immediately prompt me to bark instead. I gotta say, it wasn't my favorite game. I was a tad bit self-conscious. Every time I would "ruff-ruff" I'd get several other parents staring at me. oh well. I like to play along. She looked at me at one point and said with the sweetest voice you've ever heard, "Mom, um, can you please bow to me?" then proceeded to bat her eyelashes. Well, she IS the princess and I'm just the dog so I oblige and give her a little curtsy. She accepted the gesture but then showed me how she would REALLY like it and demonstrated with a grand swooping bow, head down and all. Can anyone say over dramatic? Okay, it's true, I thought it was hilarious. Both Maddie and Lyndon are pretty good little comedians. Case in point: As I'm typing this, Lyndon, who is supposed to be in bed just came running into my office...with a pair of Maddie's panties on his head. He stood right in front of me without saying a word. I just stared at him for a while until he broke the silence by saying, "It's me, Lyndon." Did he think he had me fooled with the whole panty thing on his head? who knows...


Sheryl said...

I love that you put it on too, i would totally do that!

I know it's been said before, but oh those eyes of his are just stunning!


The Laing Gang said...

What is it with boys and having panties on their heads?

rachellynn said...

Wait, you don't just bow to maddie on a day to day bases?! Someone needs to talk to her agent!

Haha, and i couldn't stop laughing about Lyndon's panties mask

Karen said...

I always laugh out loud when I read your blog! I love the things your kids do, seriously so funny. I can just see you at the park barking. You're a good mom to follow along, I don't know that I would be so kind.