When KC got up this morning she looked at us and said, "Mommy eepn?" Translation: "Mommy sleeping?" Art told her, "Mommy is shopping."
It sounds silly but since that's the usual explanation when we babysit her, we thought it would be easy for her to understand. Granted, her parents being in Vegas, I imagine it's not that far from the truth.
"Mommy oppn," KC repeated understandingly.
KC started the morning leading us a merry dance basking in our attention. She loved being able to pull "Poppa" along everywhere.
Then it was time for her to do her own work. She had some vegetable cutting to do and worked at it industriously.
Then there were those puzzles to research.
At one point I was cleaning the floors in Tif's room and KC said, "Mommy oppn?" She looked about the room and there was such a look of dejection on her face. She walked over to Tif's bed and touched it, trying to understand. I picked her up and said, "Mommy did go shopping but she'll be back soon and we get to play." I hopped up and down with her and the moment passed and she was laughing again.
Gobby provided an art lesson. KC got to make her own crown since her birthday crown was at her parents' condo in Chicago. KC insisted it had to be done with markers and not crayons.
Now you know who the Queen of our hearts is.
Dinner was chili. KC just won't eat fresh vegetables so I blended a whole bag of cut veggies and a couple of carrots and mixed it into the chili. She never knew she was eating a bunch of veggies. However, she still had the last word. She refused to eat the kidney beans. Ah well. Actually it tasted quite good. I just might cook chili like this from now on.
Our neighbor and friend, Vera arrived this evening and said she'd read my blog so she brought over bubble wrap for KC. KC LOVED it! She was giddy with delight as she popped away.
Very soon it was bed time and as we put her in her bed with her bedtime doggy and blanket she said, "Mommy oppin." Then she snuggled into her blanket, rubbed her doggy's face, smiled at us, and waved goodnight.