Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Riddler

I've been making some fun stuff but haven't uploaded that will be for another post. Instead, I wanted to write about an epiphany I had yesterday. I used to do crossword & sudoku puzzles. Now I keep mentally sharp by trying to figure out what on earth my child is talking about. Mia has a knack for never answering a question directly. As it turns out, I actually live with The Riddler.

Here is a conversation I had with my three year old yesterday:

M: I'm hungryyyyyy.
Me: Ok, would you like some toast? or a bagel?
M: I want humthin else.
Me: Ok. What?
M: Humthin Daddy give me yessaday.
Me: Ok. What is it?
M: A special treat.
Me: A treat? For breakfast? Like an apple juice?
M: No, a FOOD.  Daddy give me yessaday!
Me: I don't know what Daddy gave you. What is it called?
M: Humthin you hold and then you eat.....You put it on a plate.

**At this point I gave up and texted Charlie. If you guessed it was a popsicle you are both correct and insane.**


M: May I watch a movie please?
Me: Sure. What do you want to watch?
M: Humthin I seen afore.
Me: What's it called?
M: It's a short one.
Me: What is it's name?
M: On the 'puter. Humthin I seen afore.

**resisting urge to bang my head against the wall**


M: I wanna do humthin.
Me: Ok. Let's do a puzzle.
M: No. Humthin special.
Me: Hmmm. Alright. You want to paint?
M: No! Humthin special!!
Me: (Silent)
M: I wanna do humthin special.
Me: (It is clear to me at this point that she has something particular in mind). Sigh...can't you just tell me what it is?
M: Humthin. Special.
Me: Yes, I heard that. I don't know what you're talking about.
M: I'm talking about in your closet.
Me: You want playdough? (the only "humthin" to play with in there)
M: Sure! That's a good idea!



  1. These stories really are adorable (if you are reading about them and not trying to figure out the riddle!). She will love that you wrote them down for her when she is older.

  2. Thanks Missy. She drives me nuts some days but she definitely also cracks me up :)