Wednesday, August 26

She Even Imagines She's a Goody Two-Shoes

I was in the mood to fight, so instead of reaching down and restarting the High School Musical CD when it ended, I let the Justin Timberlake CD start.

"I want to listen to High School Musical," Alexis said.

"It's my turn to pick music," I replied. I nearly always let the kid listen to whatever she requests in the car, but like I said, I was in the mood to fight. (What? You don't start fights with your kid? Well, you should. It's fun.)

"I'm going to tell your husband," the kid threatened.

I had to laugh at that unique response. "Go ahead," I tossed back over my shoulder.

Alexis dug around for a few minutes and eventually came up with her purse. It must have been sitting beside her car seat, jammed into some crevice. She quickly slid the zipper back and rummaged until she found her plastic Tinkerbell phone.

"Hi, Daddy," she said into the phone. "Mommy won't let me listen to High School Musical."

She paused, as if listening to a response.

"Oh," she continued. "Five minutes? OK," she said as she hung up the toy phone. "Daddy said I can listen to High School Musical in five minutes," she gloated.

"No, he didn't," I replied. I told you I was in the mood to fight.

"Yes, he did," she said defensively.

"I'm going to call him and ask him myself," I threatened.

"Nooooo! Don't call Daddy! I'll call Daddy," Alexis quickly said as she grabbed her phone again. "Hi, Daddy. Mommy said 'no' but . . . " her voice trailed off as the so-called conversation continued. My money says the kid wins an Academy Award for Best Fake Phone Call some day. A few moments later, she said, "OK, Daddy," before shutting the phone again.

"Daddy says I have to listen to you," Alexis reported in her most annoyed voice.

How am I supposed to start a fight with my kid when she's such a self-policing goody two-shoes?

43 comments:

  1. Oh man! That's awesome! Maybe she'll end up being the type of teenager who tells you about what she's done wrong that very day, instead of years later like a lot of us :-)

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  2. That's the best fake phone call I've ever heard. She's way too far beyond her age. She also just proved what my own mom has always said that "you can't fight by yourself".

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  3. Priceless.

    And you know that means he actually says that often enough for her to just KNOW that would have been the response. :)

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  4. Oh, and the picking the fight thing with your kids? Soooo much more fun when they're teenagers!!

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  5. Just give in to the cuteness that you created, mama. Just give in . . .

    You'll have a chance to fight the good fight . . . when the cuteness wears off.

    In like . . . never.

    :)

    *oh, do I have a story for you . . . you'll appreciate the humor. Maybe I'll share it when I come in town in a few weeks. See, it'll be funnier if I act it out.

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  6. Well, hopefully she'll get fake phonecalls from Daddy when she's 16. :)

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  7. Damn girl, you're doing a good job.
    Who me? Pick a fight with a kid? NO NEVER :-)

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  8. This is by far the funniest and most brilliant story ever.

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  9. I have never seen a 3 year old act out such a perfect fake phone call! What a smart kid she is. You're lucky she is a goody two shoes or you'd be in trouble!

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  10. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Nice story. You tell it well.

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  11. Are you sure that Tinkerbell phone isn't real?
    :-)

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  12. sheesh, i might even consider having a kid if it was guaranteed to be as fantastic as your little one! go, alexis!

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  13. she sounds great - just like my son!

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  14. these hose pictures are cracking me up..

    anyways - when she gets to the dating age (what is that now, 38?) - she'll be a pro at faking the emergency phone call to get her away from the date from hell with creepy mc-creeper. these are essential life skills.. alexis is set.

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  15. @Kell--I thought the same thing last night. Her timing is nearly perfect, so she should be good to go when she's finally allowed to date. Age 38 sounds about right for that.

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  16. That. Was hilarious. What are you feeding that kid to make her so GOOD??? Oh, and picking fights with your kids? I do it daily. Your right. It is fun times.

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  17. SHUT UP! That is way too funy! How di dyou make her so good?
    ps. Check out my blog, I'm asking questions that I think you may have the answer to!

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  18. That is hilarious! You have just made my day!! Thanks for that.

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  19. This is AWESOME! She is AWESOME!

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  20. That's sooooo funny! She really is a great, and realistic, actress!

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  21. @Dina--I can't even blame what she eats. Damn kid picks raspberries and blueberries over potato chips. I'm beginning to wonder if she's even human.

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  22. Too funny! She's such a good girl! You'll have to let us in on your secret one day.

    "I'm going to tell your husband." Priceless!

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  23. If all REAL conversations would be so nice.

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  24. De-lurking (I think; can't remember if I've commented yet or not) to say that is absolutely the most fabulous story!

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  25. Fantastic! I was never able to fight with or lie to my mom, so maybe Alexis will be like me. In which case, you are lucky!

    I had the Music Battle in the car with Maggie today. I lost. boo.

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  26. Ha ha ha - Obviously, she values control of her own destiny over control over the radio. :) SUCH a cute story!!

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  27. I am absolutely amazed half a day has passed without someone mocking the CD that is in my changer after High School Musical. Amazed.

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  28. I pick fights with Carson all the time. It is fun!

    You should remember this post when she's 13. :)

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  29. Maybe daddy snuck a real phone in her purse for emergencies...this of course would be one to her:) Awsome cuteness.

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  30. That is the funniest thing I have ever heard. Really.

    And don't be too excited. I absolutely accept the responsibility of making fun of you for your JT listening. Really. I'm HAPPY to oblige. :)

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  31. That is priceless. How sweet she is.

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  32. That kid totally rocks. That is all.

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  33. I LOVE it! That's great!

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  34. "I'll tell your husband"? WTH? Your kid is awesome. Boring, maybe, but awesome. ;)

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  35. Dude - you have no idea how happy I am to know that other parents pick fights with their kids! I generally reserve mine for the car - watching them stem in the rearview mirror is a pretty okay payback for getting me up at the crack of dawn every morning.

    She is going to be the kid that does something bad and then narcs herself out . . . which is not a bad thing AT ALL!

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  36. Tell me this is made up. Because if it is not made up then that kid is too dang smart for her own good! :-)

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  37. @Lisa--Not one single word is made up. "I'll tell your husband" is now my most favoritest line of all time. I'm going to ask her if she's going to tell my husband on me every day for the next five years.

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  38. Oh my gosh, that's absolutely darling. I hope my kids turn out that adorably cheeky. :P

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  39. I especially like the fake phone calls when they pace around while talking, just like a certain male does in our house.

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