Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lecture

Today Pippi gave me a lecture as I walked and she rode her scooter home from school.

Pippi (in tears): Mom, you and Dad made a mistake.

Me: What are you talking about?

Pippi (still in tears): You should have picked a house closer to my school. (Really emotional, now.) It's so hot in Texas, and I don't even have a friend to go with. I have a lot of problems. If only you and Dad would have picked a house closer to my school.

Me (trying not to cackle): Well, we're almost home, hey, and look the sun just went behind a cloud.

Pippi: Mom, I'm not talking about how close we are to home right now. I'm talking about how close my school is to our house.

Me (as I think about how many times a day I make the walk): Well, Pippi, we don't have to walk. I thought you wanted to ride your scooter home. I'll just bring the car to pick you up tomorrow.

Pippi (trying to be calm, but still quite emotional): But I like to ride my scooter and my bike. Just not so far. Mom, you should have bought a closer house.

And it went on and on and on and on, and then we got home. And the subject changed and she tried to convince me to make sushi for dinner. I don't even know how to make sushi.

11 comments:

Prudence said...

Pipp has the best comments!What a cutie. Let me know if you learn to make sushi!

Shelly said...

She's so funny! It looks like she's made plenty of friends. Hope you guys are loving Texas! Maybe we'll be there soon too...

Lisa said...

That is so funny. I love that she completely comfortable to express herself to her mom!

tenacious d said...

She cracks me up. How far away do you live from school?

JessK said...

Sheesh! Some parents are so mean!:)

The Silly Witch said...

We live about a .8 miles from school.

Amberly said...

that is totally hilarious! I love that she informed you that you had made a mistake- she thinks things through, that one!

Kissy said...

I'm so glad you shared that with us. It really put a smile on my face. What a smarty-pants!

Prairie Smoke said...

Are you sure she is six and not sixteen? Sounds like she had a bad day. Have you ever read the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?

K said...

That's too funny!

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