Pages

1.09.2008

Another "brilliant moment" in parenthood...

So today I had a little time to kill before meeting my mom (aka "Gam-ma") for lunch and I stopped to fill the car up with gas. I noticed that I still had about 10 minutes left and with one glance at my VERY dirty car, (we've been on water restriction for months now and the last time it was washed was back in June ~ Kylie loved car washing then) decided to get a car wash.

Um, on a scale of 1 to bad idea, this rated as a VERY BAD idea! Silly mommy didn't think about how loud the water jets are after the gentle rain-like application of the suds. Let's just say that it totally freaked Kylie out and I rather dread being in the car with her next time it starts raining...

Kylie enjoys cooking so I tried to make up for my "brilliant mommy" moment later in the day by letting her stir the play dough I was making for preschool before I cooked it. Hopefully that will leave better memories than the car wash!

"This tastes pretty awful mommy! Can we make more of yesterday's cookies?"

I just had to include this shot for two reasons. 1) you'll notice that Maya is always near. 2) I'm amazed at how skinny my girl looks ~ I'm afraid this means she has grown another inch or so... all her jeans went from being the correct length to way too short in a period of a week!

And just in case you've ever doubted that Maya is perhaps the most patient Golden on the planet...


Maya's movie star glasses ~ which she almost ate at the end...


And "stomping" her feet ~ with a little help from Kylie ~ because she's happy!

Ah, the joys of a daughter and a dog!

7 comments:

Laurie said...

Okay, Kylie stomping Maya's foot has to the the funniest thing ever- I am rolling!! GREAT video!!

Cindy M said...

Um, Ian...what about "do all three"? I'm sure Maya would LOVE that one! HILARIOUS!

Love you guys!

Cindy M said...

Oops...got distracted...Kristi, that is not BAD PARENTING! If you could only hear my kids BEG me to take them through the car wash! It's like an amusement park ride! I've never been through the car wash with Caroline, but I wouldn't have hestitated to do it! With her aversion to trains and sirens, that might be food for thought...

Cindy M said...

Us again...we have played Kylie's video about, I don't know, 25 times...we're going to need a longer version on cd for Caroline...

Anonymous said...

Oops - so the carwash didn't work out so good. Some day it will become fun for her.

Kylie will probably become a great cook just like her Mama. She surely likes to help.

The stomping feet video is so funny. Maya is such a sweet, gentle dog. Nothing seems to rattle her as far as Kylie is concerned. Before long, Kylie will probably have her stomping her paws on her own! haha

Jeff and Valerie said...

Maya rocks! Plain and simple.

I had the same brilliant moment and took M through the car wash. Yikes. All I can say!

aunt traci said...

that is some serious rythm she's got going on there! :)