Friday, April 18

I Stand Corrected

Earlier this evening, Alexis and I were cuddled together in a chair working our way through a big ol' stack of books. In the past month, she has successfully managed to memorize at least six of them in their entirety, which has freed me up to channel my inner man. She "reads" while I space out and periodically mutter a "yup" or "uh huh" and occasionally throw in a word that it's probably safe to assume is part of whichever book she is holding.

For some reason, I snapped out of my happy place just in time to listen to her give a moving rendition of our new favorite book, Knuffle Bunny. As Alexis recited, "She went boneless" I was suddenly struck by her chubby little cheeks, comfy little Minnie Mouse footed pajamas, and uber-long eyelashes. I smiled and said, "Alexis, you're so cute."

She stopped reading long enough to look me deep in the eye and say, "I stinkin' cute."

I stand corrected. She's stinkin' cute.

36 comments:

  1. Ahh! You've apparently done a good job of instilling self confidence!!

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  2. Awwww. That is one cutie patootie!

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  3. Come on Silly Billy Burgh! You need to work on that kid's self-esteem! And, I'm so glad she's loving Trixie. Did you get the 2nd one yet?

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  4. That inner man comment cracks me up - how right you are I would say most listening my husband does is in that yeah, uh-huh, hmmm manner.

    And she is right, she is stinkin cute!

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  5. haha At least she won't have any self esteem problems! ;)

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  6. haha channeling your inner man. Love it. And the girl is totally right, she's stinkin' cute :) Where do kids get this stuff?? lol

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  7. at least there is a healthy self image being nurtured! :)

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  8. Well, duh! Just look at her. She is, indeed, stinkin' cute.

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  9. She is stinkin' cute!

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  10. She is totally stinkin' cute. I wonder where she got that idea from? ;-)

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  11. She is definitely "stinkin cute"!

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  12. I love Alexis.

    Want to swap? I am currently wondering if there are any gypsies camped on my property I can sell Amy to.

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  13. That is one for the memory books!

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  14. much sweeter than the creepy dolls!

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  15. Oh, I love that!!!!!!

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  16. P.S. that baby doll dressed in pink is F***ing Scary.

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  17. I tell John I'm stinkin' cute ALL THE TIME.

    Hallie :)

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  18. Love it! My Kathryn has picked up my "stinkin" cute too!

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  19. Well she's right! Stinkin' cute.

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  20. Too funny! She is stinkin cute!

    My boys didnt really talk that much at two. hmm....I guess that's why we did a year of speech therapy with my youngest and are finishing up year #4 with more to come with my 6 1/2 year old!

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  21. At least she is right! Way stinkin' cute!

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  22. Whose been telling her that? Confident, smart, and cute...Look out world!

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  23. Okay Lady, it's time to have kid #2. There's too much cuteness there not to share.

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  24. i think she's stankin' cute myself...

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  25. She is totally stinkin' cute! And that inner man thing? Hilarious!

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  26. Well, she is absolutely stinkin' cute!

    We love Knuffle Bunny too!

    My first visit to your blog and I am havin' fun reading...

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  27. I COMPLETELY and TOTALLY agree with her. Stinkin' cute is the way to describe her for sure!!

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  28. she is right! She is stinkin cute!

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  29. I was thinkin' "friggin' cute", but I'll take "stinkin' cute".

    Gavin was being a real stinker the other day, where I was close to throttling him. I muttered under my breath, "good thing you're cute" and he replied "das what I'm talkin' 'bout, Mommy."

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  30. Yea, so get it straight would ya? Haha, too funny.

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  31. Stinkin cute is as stinkin cute does! And she's got a stinkin' cute mommy, too!

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