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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Brush Your Teeth

It's time for bed girls. Brush your teeth.
Okay, Mommy. Where's my toothbrush?
Where we always keep it, in the cabinet.
(Giggles) Oh, yeah.

Where's the toothpaste?
Also, in the cabinet next to the toothbrushes.
How do they make toothpaste?
I'm not sure, honey.
Where do they make toothpaste?
Probably in a factory somewhere.
On the other side of the world?
(checking the label) No, in the United States.
Which "untited" state?
It doesn't say, sweetie, now brush your teeth.
Okay.

Can we have waffles for breakfast?
We'll see...
Can we have chocolate chip waffles?
We don't have chocolate chip waffles.
How about M&M?
We don't have those either.
Marshmallow?
Nope.
Rainbow?
Uh-uh.
Sprinkles with whip cream?
No.
Darn!
Excuse me?
Sorry, mama. Sorry, Jesus.
That's better. Now, please brush your teeth.
Okay.

Where do babies come from?
They come from God.
Why?
Because they are a gift.
How come they don't come in a box?
That isn't God's way of bringing babies in the world.
They come in mommies' tummies, right?
Sort of.
Annee says they come in a room.
That's "womb," honey.
That's what I said!
Sorry.
Anyway, she says they come in a room and at church we heard that it hurts to have a baby because of Satan and the apple and sin.
That's right.
Gifts shouldn't hurt people.
Let's talk about this later. Now, brush your teeth!
Okay.

How do they make carpet?
I'm not sure, sweetheart.
I bet they make it the factory right next to the toothpaste.
Maybe. Now, brush your teeth.
Okay.

Are dinosaurs real?
We don't have dinosaurs today, but who knows what was alive before the Great Flood.
Yeah, I bet there were beautiful purple, glittery, sparkling dinosaurs with rainbow wings and pink hair.
Well, we'll have to ask God about that in heaven.
I have a lot of questions for God when we get to heaven.
(Sighing) I'm certain you do. Now, I have a question for you.
What is it, mama?
Are you ever going to brush your teeth, Emma Rose?
Yeah, I was just waiting for you to stop talking, silly!

10 comments:

Ann said...

Sounds like teeth brushing at our house...though we haven't gotten the baby questions yet!

Ellie said...

Oh my...how sweet! I loved this post..it brought back some memories for me!

JR's Thumbprints said...

Hey, in today's day and age, I'm sure the little ones are asking the following: "Is this toothpaste made in China?"

**I found my way here through Ellie's weekend wink.**

my4kids said...

Popped over from Ellies wink today. Your daughter sounds precious! My youngest is 6 and likes to ask all kinds of questions when she is suppposed to be doing also....

HeiressChild said...

out of the mouths of babes! i love it! *lol* my children are grown, but i now have 3 little grandchildren and they are the sweetest.

HeiressChild said...

hi jen, CONGRATULATIONS on being selected for ellie's weekend wink. i didn't realize this was the most recent post on your blog when i just left my comment, or i would have said my congrats then. i've enjoyed what i've read so far, and look forward to reading more of your posts. congratulations again, and have a great week!

Ellie said...

Jen, there is a ~wink~ on my blog for you. I was waiting to see if you would find it on your own, but I think you didn't. I didn't want to bury it beneath another post until you got to see your ~wink~. It is just something I have done in the past and I really enjoy doing it. Hope you enjoy it.

Ellie

Heathie said...

Just came over from Ellie's blog...
This is too cute! I guess "womb" and "room" do sound a lot alike...

kris said...

that is too funny! i luv it! you just never know what is going to come out of their mouths do you?

hi, i came from ellies! i have young kids too;) great post!

Jen said...

Well, you all are just terrific and thanks so much for visiting! Come back again! I'll try to wander to your blogs soon, too...blessings to you all.