"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Monday, January 18, 2010

A RAD Conversation

This morning Princess took her shower. She came down and hung around waiting for Clay to be ready to take her to the chain-saw repair shop (exciting- I know!). I went up to the shower to help Peanut with hers and noticed a distinct lack of hair products available. I went back down and asked Princess, "Princess, what did you clean your hair with?"
"Body wash."
"Body wash?"
Pause for thinking. "Do you have any thoughts on washing your hair with....BODY....wash?
Pause for thinking. "Would you like to hear my thoughts on washing your hair with, er, BODY wash?"
"Well ok. My thought is that if you are washing your hair with body wash, then you are not doing any thinking. Let's do some thinking together. We'll practice. Last time you took a shower, you did not have a towel or washcloth, so you used other people's. What could you have done instead?
"Tell Mom?"
"YESSSSS!!!!" Lots of *pizazz* and hopping and clapping. Princess h.a.t.e.s *pizazz*, but we all know deep down inside she needs it. Wink wink.
"Ok, next one. If you don't have hair cleaner, what can you do?"
"I don't know."
"Ooooh. This is hard, isn't it. Let's practice the last one again. If you don't have a washcloth or towel, what can you do?"
"Tell Mom?"
"RIGHT!!!! You're doing great!" Big hug and kiss.
"Noooooooo! Don't."
"Ok, So. If you don't have hair cleaner, what can you do?"

"Tell Mom."

"YEEEEES! You've GOT it! You can TELL MOM! That is GREAT! You really know how to take care of a problem." Hug hug hug hug kiss hug whine whine fuss fuss kiss smooch hug. "I sure do love you."



  1. OMG. Kerrie!! You. Are. Awesome.

    Do you think this will work for teenagers??

    Not sure how the **pizazz** would work on them...

  2. Absolutely I think it will work for teenagers! Pizazz is just getting a little too obviously excited. Author Nancy Thomas came up with it.