Monday, June 14, 2010


So the other day we were hearing some news story about Toyotas and the following conversation took place:

Addison: Mom, I want a Toyota.
Me: (Thinking, "Oh great, it's starting young.") We have a Toyota.
Addison: We do?
Me: Yeah, our white car is a Toyota.
Addison: ::::Confused Pause:::: Can I have it at my birthday party?
Me: (Thinking, "Great, I may have to throw her another birthday party this year...I'll have to figure out how to get around this, I can't give every kid a birthday party every year.") Um...Maybe.
Addison: Good and candy?
Me: Okay...
Addison: And we'll hit it and all the candy will fall down.
Me: ::::Confused Pause::::
Me: ::::Sudden Realization::::
Me: You mean a Pinata.
Addison: No, a Toyota.
Me: A Pinata is the thing you hit with a stick and then when it breaks open, Candy comes out of it. A Toyota is a car.
Addison: Oh....So Can I have a Toyota at my party?
Me: The thing that you hit with a stick and then candy comes down when it breaks open?
Addison: Yeah
Me: A Pinata
Addison: Okay, thanks mom.

I'm not sure what happened, But I'm glad the confusion is cleared up.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Who's the Fairest of Them All?

So over the past few days, TONS of people have commented to me about how fair Hannah is. I don't THINK she's any whiter than Addison was, but I don't remember people ever commenting on Addison's pale skin. The comments always include her fair skin and beautiful blue eyes. Her eyes are also the exact same color as Addison's. Maybe they're a little wider, but other than that, I don't think there is much of a difference.

Maybe it's because of the season. As the weather warms up people are wanting to bask in the sun's warmth, so maybe such a pale baby stands out among all the sun kissed people. We too enjoy basking in the sun's warmth, but it's never without our SPF 30+ baby sunscreen. I'll take pale skin over skin cancer any day. Especially with my kids. When they grow up if they choose to scorch themselves at least they won't be able to blame any skin cancer woes on me. I'm sure according to them I will be the source of many other wows, but with respect to the sun, I made sure they were protected when I was in charge.