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Monday, March 1, 2010

Macky and Cheese


A week ago when we kept our grans for the weekend, I let Mackinley sleep on a blow-up mattress on the floor of our bedroom. Fisherhubby chose to stay downstairs on the couch so he'd get a full night of sleep. Smart man.

I had multiple reasons for putting Mackinley in our room - - - most of which are not pertinent to this story, so I shall skip them. The reason that IS pertinent is that I wanted him close to our bathroom when he needed it in the middle of the night.

Very early Sunday morning - - - too early for mere mortals to arise and shine - - - he called out, "Kamma, I need to go to the bathroom!"

"Go ahead," I told him, "and then get right back in your bed."

I heard him take care of business, get back in bed, and then I heard the tossing and turning begin.

"Macky," I said, "Do you want to come up here beside Kamma?"


"OK - - - come on."

He climbed up on my bed, with his stuffed doggy, and began to squirm around trying to get comfortable.

I kept my back to him, hoping he'd think I was asleep and settle in quickly.

More squirming.

Doggy hit the floor.

Macky leaned over the edge to retrieve doggy.

Long pause, then a little voice said, "Kamma?"

"What Mackinley?"

"Why are you so old?"

Silence while I tried to think of the appropriate response - - -

"Don't worry," says he, "Mommy's old too."



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Ya gotta love kids!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well he saved that one by saying Mommy is too! Love it.

KBeau said...

Aren't kids great? What I want to know is did he ever get back to sleep?

Lori E said...

Tell him you are so old because you are not getting enough sleep.

Kristin - The Goat said...

Well, that's funny!

Dawn said...

Oh, the things kids say! Definatley a Bill Cosby moment.

Anonymous said...

in the words of our mutual friend "What a Hoot"

Brenda said...

I wouldn't trade this kind of joy you share for the world. That is just too cute!

Erin said...

That's cute! A little depressing maybe, but cute!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Ohhh Keetha...

What a way to start my day!!! Girlfriend, I just laughed out loud and nearly spit out the coffee that I had just taken a big swig of! gotta love em'! I'm sure that you shared your little guys story with his mother...who would be pleased to know that she too...was old! Hehe! Keetha, your little guy is just precious!!! What a blessing to have your grandchildren near so that you may enjoy them!!!

Well my friend, I just had to come over to thank you for coming by to visit my Tea Rose bedroom! You left such a sweet, sweet note...really made my day, Darlin'!!! Tahnk you! Hehe...I also read your post about your Christmas tree (after Sunday Favorites). I remember seeing that beautiful tree at Christmas! Girl, you did get those branches "fluffed" so beautifully!!! Wow...9'? You must have really tall ceilings at your nice!

Have a fabulous day, dear lady!
Chari @Happy To Design

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

"out of the mouths of babes...." My students ask me the same...and I remember when I thought this age was VERY OLD...oh well, at least we are here to "roll our eyes" about it!

Kim Sue said...

I'm sure mom appreciates that!!

Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud at this one, too cute!:)Remeind me to tell you the story of my niece seeing my mother getting ready to take a bath...

Don Current said...

Man I love Mackie-isms! He's great!

Keri said...

THIS is (one of the reasons) why our children do NOT sleep with us or in our room! :)

Kamma's memory of how children behave when given liberties must be failing her in her OLD AGE!!!


Keetha Broyles said...

Kammas are ALLOWED to do things parents shouldn't do.