Thursday, February 9, 2012

Car rides

Late Sunday afternoon, the girls and I made a trip to the fabric store. Before that outing, we finished their valentines for school and if you're looking to add a few gray hairs to your head, that's a project to undertake. I didn't have an immediate need for fabric but the Valentine's fabric was 50% off and there is some fabric that I'm looking for now that I have started to plan their Disney outfits.

The time away would also give Rich time to complete school work in peace.

I would say that we spend about half of our time in the van talking as a family and half listening to kids' music. I have played a Goo Goo Dolls CD a few times and the girls will listen to it. I'm too old and out of it to turn the radio on. Although, I know it won't be long before I have no say in the matter.

For the first part of our drive, the girls asked me a ton of questions about the Superbowl. They wanted to know if there was a game everyday and if only one team could win. Their last day of school before the weekend had been a "Patriots Day" so they were all up to speed on what would be happening later that day.

There were some funny conversations:

Allie - "Claire wore a Patriots shirt to school."

Emily - "What did Test wear?"

Allie - "It's TESS, Emily. Not TEST. Her name is TESS."

Emily - "Well, I like to call her Test."

Then they started pointing out different businesses and signs and guessing what they were or asking me what they were. And then the subject of gambling arose. They asked if we could go somewhere (they saw a sign) and I told them, no, because people gamble there. So they wanted to know what gambling is.

Me - "Someone will place a bet for $20 on Horse A because they think that Horse A is going to win the race. If Horse A wins, the person that made the bet will get money back - more than the $20. If Horse A doesn't win, that $20 bet is lost."

{Crickets chirping.}

Allie - "We just aren't going to understand it?"

I probably should have told them that you needed to be 18 years old to go there and left it at that.

Just like a few months ago when they asked me what Daddy did at school. They thought that he had centers like they do. I explained that there were no centers and that Daddy was listening to a teacher (and probably trying to stay awake.) They wanted to know what the teacher was saying.

Me - "When deciding upon which entity type to use when forming a business, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of each. There are many different entity types - corporations (C or S), partnerships, LLCs, LLPs... With a C corporation, distributions to the shareholders are double taxed - once at the corporate level and once at the individual level."

{Crickets chirping.}

Allie - "We don't understand what you're saying."


Tina said...

This make me laugh, because I'm usually the one saying to my daughter, "I don't understand what you are saying". Not because I can't make out what she saying, but because often times her sentence doesn't entirely make sense and although she knows what she's asking, I have no idea.

Lily said...

lol @ Allie! What types of things do you talk about? School?

Margaret said...

ha! love the *crickets chirping*. I'm glad I'm not the only one who answers my daughter with the real answer, even when she doesn't get it. That's so funny that they recognize it too! :-)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I LOVE your explanations!

This morning I had to give my K a little life lesson (at all of 2.5) about how you can do hard things :)

Sarah said...

Tina - I say the same thing to my kids too b/c they make up words. lol

Lily - we talk about school or they ask questions about different things or play eye-spy.

Erin said...

This post made me smile. Love Allie's reply that they don't understand! And I love how you describe your girls curiosity!

Wendy said...

Allie ::crying::

Miss Rachel said...

That Tess / Test thing made me laugh out loud. The girls must be so much fun. :)

VladKellyAnyaB said...

I LOVE reading your conversations with your girls, they remind me of the ones I have with my daughter on a daily basis also. They are just about the same age.