And, she didn't. She's gotten back into the habit of stripping down to her unders as soon as we walk in the door every evening.
******My parents took Madaline Saturday afternoon to get pumpkins. I got a much needed afternoon to myself that I filled with a hair cut and grocery shopping. Later that evening I was asking her how the afternoon went:
Me: "Did you have fun at the pumpkin place with Grammy & Grampy?"
Mads: "Patch. Not a pumpkin place - a Pumpkin PATCH"
Mads: "PUMPKIN PATCH"
******The evening sky has been like a sheet of glass sprinkled with stars the last few weeks. A few Friday's ago as we were walking across the back deck after coming home from my parent's: .
"Wook-it Mom - Stars. Mom - Stars"
Me: "I see them Mads"
"I want one Mom"
Me: "One what?"
*grunts & jumps* "I can't reach - can you get me one?"
"I wish sweetie...I wish"
*******thunk, thunk, thud*
Me: "Madaline, how many times do I have to tell you that we don't play on the stairs?"
*thud, thunk, thud*
ME: "MADALINE - We DON'T play on the stairs"
*thunk, thud, thunk*
Me: "MADALINE ELIZABETH - WE DON'T PLAY ON THE STAIRS"
Me: "Than what are you doing?"
and sure enough, she was just sitting on the landing, eating her apple, thumping her feet on the stairs, under the watchful eye of Morris & Murphy
******Madaline came thundering down the stairs Sunday and running into the living room
"Mommy I got a boo-boo"
Me: "Really? Where?"
"Right here" *hold up her middle finger and flips me off*
Me: *annoyed* "Did your Dad teach you that?"
Me: "Did your Dad teach you that?"
"Noooo....Mom - I got a boo-boo" *continues to flip me off while showing me a small scratch on her finger*
Me: "HONEY..... *Husband appears around corner* Maddy - show Daddy your boo-boo"
"Daddy.....I got a boo-boo" *turns on her heel and flips my husband off*
It took all I had to keep a straight face as my Husband almost choked on his coffee