Ms. Manners or Christmas Motivation? Hmmmm……

Me:     “Bubby, please get your bottle off of the chair and bring 
           it to me.”
Bubby: “Dere, it’s dere….” (frantically pointing)
Me:      “Yes, Bubby, I know it’s there, now please go get it for 
Bug:    “I’ll get it for you Mommy.” (promptly brings it to me in 
           the kitchen with that angelic smile).
Me:     (Surprised) “Thank you Bug, that was sweet.”
Bug:    “Don’t thank ME Mom, it was MY pleasure!”
Although I was hoping that she was finally grasping those manners and attitude that I have been trying to instill in her since birth, I’m pretty sure my little princess has just figured out Christmas is right around the corner and she’s starting to believe in that naughty and nice list thing I keep talking about! Ahhh….warms a mother’s heart and makes her so proud!


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!