Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

Everyday before Ella goes to preschool, I let her sit down and watch 1/2 hour of television while I clean up around the house. She always picks Pinky Dinky Doo. For those of you who are not familiar with Pinky Dinky Doo, the show is interactive. I usually hear Ella talking/screaming out answers to questions or singing along. Today, all I heard was silence. So, I come downstairs to this



I asked Ella why she was drinking a Diet Coke. She looks at me and says:

"I want to be just like momma."

Yikes! I have been trying to stop drinking pop, especially Diet Coke, but once in a while-a girl just needs a caffeine boost. After today, I think I'm good. I'm done drinking Diet Coke in public. When and if I need a lift-I am so in the closet drinking my Diet Coke.

And if anyone is up tonight between 10-3 am, call me-I'll be up with a child bouncing off the walls.

20 comments:

Sherri said...

This is so funny and the pictures are priceless!

Hey...at least you didn't come downstairs to her having a glass of wine!

sherri

Leslie said...

lol, that is so funny. The pictures are priceless. Aren't you glad you have a blog to document these funny moments.

Mendy said...

I love this post!! Ella's face is hilarious!! A Diet Coke every once in awhile won't hurt the girl! I'll be thinking of you tonight when the caffine boosters are kicking into overdrive.

Collette said...

I am so picturing you in your closet with your Diet Coke and a look similar to Ella's in that post. LOL

LindaJ said...

Love love love diet coke. My kids don't like it. Thank goodness, more for me. Though I have stopped drinking pop all together...Venti Iced Black tea with no sweetener from Starbucks.

Michelle said...

Too funny!! And of course, you did what every good blogging mama does... Grab the camera!! lol

My morning coffee of choice is Diet Mountain Dew and the kids only know it as "wake up juice." I hope they don't try that one. I will definately have kids bouncing off the walls.

Thanks for the smile!

Hicks family said...

I love it!! But why is it they always pick our bad habits to emulate.

Mom To Six said...

Oh my gosh! Too funny! We are big Pinky Dinky Doo fans here, also! :)

Hugs,

Ohilda

mommy24treasures said...

uhoh! :) Love the quote.
We have never seen Pinky Dinky, hmmm...

Michelle said...

Love it! That is sooo something my Ella would do. lol! When I hear silence...I know I need to investigate!

I LOVE her eyes in the last picture...so funny!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Too Funny!!! I love Ella's eyes in the last photo~ she doesn't want to miss a thing!

living4him5 said...

Oh Ronda, I had to laugh out loud!!! That is too precious for words. Isn't it funny how we know when somethings up when it's SILENT!!! BTW, we love Pinky Dinky Doo!

Have a great rest of the week!
God bless,
Amy

ps. Trevor got his job back. Long story but he's employed again!

Beverly said...

yes why don't children understand the do as I say not as I do motto?

Michelle said...

They are always up to something when they are quiet, aren't they? Too funny!!! This reminds me of the time I was at my Dad's house, and we were all in the family room. It had been awhile since we had heard or seen my little 4 yr. old nephew, who is usually quite loud. I went to check on him, and found him sitting at the kitchen table, and he had just finished eating the top of his 9th cupcake!! Yes, only the tops were eaten, he knows where the good part is, LOL!
I love the quote at the top! So true!

Andrea said...

in the closet - that is the best!

Meredith Teagarden said...

I love Robert Fulgham. And what a funny post :)!

Erin said...

That is really funny! Libby is allergic to red dye (seriously, have you EVER heard of THAT before?), and I told her that D.Coke has red dye in it. It does, right?

Jme Chou said...

Love this Ronda! Made me laugh real hard. BTW, my parents are back in AZ. They got there last night. I guess I will be seeing you again in the next few months. Miss you guys!

art said...

Too cute!!! Can you believe it has been almost a year?

Adreanna

Doug and Terrye said...

What a smart girl to want to be like her Momma! If drinking an occasional diet coke is her worst habit, she's got it made ! :)

Terrye in FL