Warning: Weirdness and personal details contained within. Mostly weirdness. You've been warned.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Update - mini quilt

Also, when out at the farm, I saw the nephew for whom I'd made the mini quilt.  And had of course completely forgotten about it, having the memory of a gnat and all.  The first thing he said when he saw me was thank you.  Children are weird, so I just chalked it up to the upside down squishy hug I was giving him.  And then when he stopped during handing candy to another nephew a few seconds later, and thanked me again (mid-sentence, might I add) for no apparent reason, I chalked it up again to kids being strange.  Turns out he had been super excited when it came, and that was the first thing he was going to do when he saw me.  Next time child, a little bit of back-history would help your forgetful old auntie.

Too jammy

We went to watch my mom in a play last weekend (Good job Mom!) and as a bonus, my younger brother came and brought his family.  My sister-in-law is an awesome hairdresser, so some much needed hair cutting happened.  And then this happened too:

We had a choice of Saskatoon pie or saskatoon crisp for dessert.  My older niece is about 3 or 4 (again with the horrible auntie thing) and wanted both, I could see her waffling, so I suggested a bit of both.  Compromise accepted.  Then she had to choose between a bowl or a plate, bowl was picked.  And then for some small child reason her head exploded when her mom put a small serving of each into the bowl...  There was a quick regrouping, Grandpa got the bowl, a restart was organized.  Because she had actually wanted the ice cream in the bowl (ice cream came up between the decisions and execution) and the crisp/pie on the plate.  As my sister-in-law began to dish the pie, niece shrieked, "No!  Too jammy!", at which point SIL pointed to the piece directly beside the first, which wasn't noticeably different, but was acceptable.   SIL looked up at me, so confused.  Don't try to fight against little kid logic, you won't win.

So now my new favorite saying is Too jammy!  How was work?  Why is the cat meowing?  Why are you looking at me funny?  It fits with pretty much anything.  It's also going to be my new go-to saying instead of "a dollar" when I don't know something.  What time is it?  Too jammy!