Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today I Felt Stupid, Yet Proud.

This afternoon I was in my house, minding my own business, reading and snacking.  Ash was outside running around with aunties and uncles.  Britt was in her room playing with her toys.  Then I heard the sound of approaching footsteps at my door, followed by a little knock. 

Whomever it was, they were short.  I opened up the door to see Ash.  She said, "bella kai-ee."  I just nodded my head sagely and invited her in to have some carrot sticks with me.  She, of course, stepped in to happily devour said vegetables - completely forgetting about her reason for coming to the door. 

Then I heard it.  The sound of a small person, gut-crying.  All of a sudden I realized what Ash said - "Bella's crying."  **smacks forehead**  Obviously I ran out the door to see what the matter was.  Molly beat me to it.  Bella was fine physically.  Just got her feelings hurt by another short individual.  Such dramatic sobs for no torn skin, broken bones, or poked eyeballs!

After that I felt stupid.  This is what happened.  Ash came to the door to get help for her sad auntie (this is why I am proud - such a sweet girl!!).  "Bella's crying," she says.  Me: "Uh-huh.  Here, have a carrot."  In other words, "No biggie. Doesn't matter."  Not exactly the super mommy follow-up to her good deed that I would have wanted.  Fail.

**sigh**

ash talking with full mouth

12 comments:

Mrs. K said...

Ash is so adorable. LOL at your label. I wouldn't have understood her either (if that makes you feel any better). But then again, I'm not a mommy. LOL. :)

Faith said...

hahahaha, kinda funny! esp. your label! it happens to the best of us ... i'm not a mom but i have yet to understand my neice ... when she talks to me all i do is nod ... so much easier that having her say the same sentence over and over again and still not understanding, haha :)

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

That was funny! But poor Bella! I think if you really understood what Ash was saying you wouldn't ignore it.

I have a lot of like that with Matthew, I just nod at what he says but really don't understand what he is saying. So far nothing too serious for me to feel awful after.

Vicky said...

I remember walking round a toy shop with baby Tabtatha and she was babbling away and I was answering her. A shop assistant stop me to ask if I understood what she was saying! Sometimes, but most of it is guess work! xx

Amy said...

Awe! Sweet little girl. Don't worry, Mama, you're a sweetie too and I know you'll learn her "accent" someday. :) I like your label too, that's hilarious.

P.S. About the video: I think they were partially poking fun at useless government spending while also walking in really, REALLY funny ways. That little "ballet" kind of dip he does before he sits back down gets me every time.
Ah well. Brit humor. Sometimes it goes over my head too.

KBoo said...

Ahahaha! Funny. I've done stuff like that.

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Jamie,

You are totally cracking me up. Your analysis of your response is so funny. It is so interesting that once you got the message, her words made total sense when you repeated them to yourself. We mommies do the best we can at interpreting what our children say. When my older two were younger, I would often ask my older one to translate what his sister was saying. My mommy powers didn't always work as well as they should.

Jessica Heights said...

Awwww, these misunderstandings can happen! Atleast now you have a better grip on what she was trying to say for next time. :)

Keya said...

Awww, too cute.

MommyMert said...

But Hey! You gave her carrots... could be worse. :) Way to go ASH! Using big girl words! Hope your laundry didnt get the better of you.

Redbabe said...

hahahahaha..... when i read 'bella kai ee'... i tot it meant "may i come in?" lols.........

Brownie points for Ash for helping!! LIttle girl has grown up!

alissa4illustration said...

I've done that sort of thing before. It's hard when you can't fully understand what they are saying.