COINIE

Bug is a very sweet, caring, loving little girl. I often forget to point that out since I am constantly ranting about her eccentric behavior and oddities. The sweet moments are not nearly as funny, but are just as important to share so that you can totally get a grasp of this amazing little creature I call Bug.
Bug loves coins (or coinies as she calls them) as do most small children, but she seems to love them just a little more than most. Not for the monetary value but because they are shiny, fun to hold, fun to stash and find again at a later date, fun to show off, fun to count, just fun! So I often give her quarters that are left over after I do laundry, or other various coins if I happen to have them. The other day, I found a quarter in the parking lot. I walked in and immediately gave it to Bug, and with that fabulous little smile, she said “Thank you Mommy” and went to her room to stash it. I didn’t know how much these little gestures had meant to her over the past few years.
Then yesterday, she was outside playing, and she came in with the biggest smile on her face, her sparkling blue eyes all aglow. She ran straight to me, put out her hand, and said “Here this is for you, I found it outside”. In that hand was a not-so-shiny penny, and she placed it in my hand. She was so proud and simply said “You need a coinie too, I love you so much, you are my favorite”. She smiled, turned, and walked back outside beaming with pride!
Yes, I teared up. She had apparently overheard the talk of bills and Christmas and not having any money. She’s a smart little girl and she didn’t like to see Mommy sad. And it worked, I found myself smiling and happy! I love her very much and I do believe I will be keeping my coinie for a very long time, stashed away just like she does, to pull out every once in a while, just to make me smile!

More Bugisms

Today, Bug was on a roll, and although days like these are my most trying, they are also the ones that make me laugh the hardest (in between the sobbing of course). Today’s top 3 Bugisms:
Number 3: Bug “Mom, how many days am I gonna be 4?”. Me “365”. Bug “Dang…I hate that number, I was sooooo looking forward to being 5!”. I do believe that she is plotting world domination by the age of 5, so let’s all relish this time we have before we are under “The Rule of the Bug”.
Number 2: In the shower today, Bug was singing her rather loud rendition of Old McDonald and I hear “Old McDonald had a farm, E.I.E.I.O. And on his car he had a pig, E.I.E.I.O. With a quack quack here, and a moo moo there, here a nay there a nay, everywhere a beep beep….E.I.E.I.OOOO”. Wow, seriously, is she confused or just strange? I really don’t think she is confused at all so I’d have to opt for the latter!
And my favorite of the day (and one of my top 10 of all time I do believe);
Number 1: As I stated, she has been trying me all day. We were finishing up the Christmas decorating, and I guess she sensed my frustration and obviously overdue boiling point so she sweetly looked at me and said “Mom…I’m sorry for the heart attack and headache today…I really am !”.
You just have to love the giggles between the challenges! These are the things that get us through the day. I hope you all had a day filled with your own little Bugisms! Sparkle on!

My Bug and Her Bugisms

My 4-year-old daughter, Bug, is a piece of work. To say that she is head-strong, determined, and stubborn would be an understatement. She is a beautiful child, gorgeous really, and I’m not just saying that, she actually is. If you were to just look at her and not get to know her, you would think that she was an absolute angel (certainly not so). She talks incessantly, I mean from the moment she wakes to the moment she passes out from exhaustion. She is my challenge in life, my God-given test of patience. She is frustrating, occasionally potty-mouthed, and bossy. This is not to say that Bug is ill-mannered, she is not. She always says, “please” (as in ‘please get me a drink NOW’), “thank you” (once you get her that drink), and “excuse me” (although this one usually comes out something more like ‘excuse me I farted/burped’ but it is excuse me just the same). She is not a bad kid, just very vocal and mischievous, and as her mother, I often have a hard time keeping a straight face while attempting to reprimand her.
With this said, I will be adding a little section to this blog entitled “Bugisms”. Her little rants are sometimes frustrating, but funny none-the-less, and here I will try to impart some of her funny little ways upon you. I hope you will indulge me and enjoy! These “Bugisms” will not be a regular post as they come and go like the wind and I can’t predict her behavior from day-to-day, but as they occur, I will share for a giggle.
Bugism #1:
Bubby, my 2-year-old doesn’t talk much, he doesn’t have to. He gets whatever he wants without exerting himself! Apparently Bug is not OK with this. One day I was putting on “my face” in the bathroom and I hear, “Bubby…say ‘Momma’, say ‘Dada’, say ‘Bug’ (and these are things he can obviously already say so I figured she was just warming him up/making him feel a little more confident for what was to come). He repeats them all in his dutiful manner, then I hear her say “Bubby, say Joctopuss” (yes my kids are Disney Channel Junkies). Hearing this, I said “Bug, that’s too much for him, try something easier”. She replies in her sternest, squeakiest little voice “Shush Mom, I’m trying to learn him in here”. Poor little soft-hearted soul doesn’t stand a chance against his strong-willed sister!
So stay tuned, this is definitely one of the milder ones, but I wanted to start slow because we will amaze, sometimes shock, and amuse you, I promise. This little girl is something serious. To know her is to love her, and I hope you get to love her like I do….MY BUG!