Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Not Supervised

**NOTE-If my sister had not stolen my USB cable I would have been able to upload pictures of an amazing dress my mother-in-law made for Lily. I wrote this post instead. Kristen, I need my USB.**

The first week in February I was abandoned by most of my family and left in New York alone with my kids. I loved staying at home with them. We had some interesting conversations, times spent just sitting and reading, and I attempted some molding moments.

During snack one day Lily finished up quickly and went to work in the living room. I stayed in the kitchen helping Jamie slather fake cheese on his crackers. I looked up a few minutes later to see what I thought was a mess in the next room....

Lily had created a timeline of The Little Mermaid on the floor using Ariel's wardrobe. It starts off with her as a mermaid, moves on to when she became human (for some reason Lily decided on Jasmine's outfit for that one), next is the dress that Ariel wore as Eric took her on a tour of the kingdom, followed by a Belle nightgown that Ariel wore one night in the castle, the pink dress (which is actually Sleeping Beauty's gown) is for the "kiss the girl scene", and it wraps up with the wedding gown Ariel wore to marry Eric.

Notice that there is a star fish in Ariel's hair and a purse where her arm should be. A stuffed Sebastian is on her other side. I am really investing in Lily being able to apply this attention to detail to mathematics or maybe a musical instrument.

It took Lily about 10 minutes to explain her thought process to me that I got in about 10 seconds.

And then she told me to follow her interactive Candy Land mat path that she created. Ariel followed me.


Tulip contemplated following us but realized that the stairs would require effort. And at 10:30 in the morning she just didn't have that amount of effort into her. And, by the way, the path led to no where. I mentioned this to Lily and she said that sometimes that happens. I really felt that I had a teachable moment there with her about how sometimes life does that when I realized that I had left Jamison ALONE IN THE KITCHEN WITH FAKE CHEESE FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES.

And I totally deserved this. Completely my fault.

This cheese is disgusting and the only reason my kids like it is because my mother served it to Lily at her house.
There are a few people who know that I have a passion for cheese. An undying passion. I order cheese plates. I buy cheeses with weird names just to try them. At this moment I have twelve different types of cheese in my refrigerator - including this CRAP. I am so ashamed that my kids eat a fake spreadable cheese that is an unearthly color. Even crayola has no name for this color.

And now you all know too. You are free to judge me. I deserve the judgement for being stupid enough to leave my son alone with the cheese in the first place.

8 comments:

Kristen said...

I'm sorry, I thought that when I asked you, "Do you need the USB cord?" and you answered, "no" that it meant I could keep it a little longer. My apologizes. I'll try to be a little more perceptive next time. I would also point out that since you emailed a picture of the dress to mom, that would imply that you had downloaded a digital copy of a picture of the dress that could be used in say, I dont know....a blog, maybe? My apologizes again.

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

apology accepted -thanks

Allison said...

Wow, Lily does have a gift. Hope she learns to use it for good and not evil...
:)

Lila said...

Kate, check those ingredients..I think it's real cheese. You didn't die from it so they won't either.

Cary/Ashley said...

Thanks for the laugh!:) Would write more, BUT my Noah is in the other room not supervised....no fake cheese in sight though!

Rachel said...

You always keep us laughing!! I would have thought you would totally let Jamie play in cheese ;-) Lily is quite the detail oriented child! That will come in handy one day but you might get quite annoyed when she wants to details her way or the highway!

Kristen said...

I would like to point out to your mother in law that you have had the USB cord for a couple of days now, and still now post. So, I dont think it is my fault any more.

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

i have it scheduled to post tomorrow. since i'm going to FL for 4 days i thought i'd space out my posts.