Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Circle of Life...With Neurosis

After her 14th consecutive relocation of Jack the Cat from some non-Bella-approved location:

Bella: "Mommy, the cat was on top of the toilet. I had to get him off of there."

Me: "Bella, you need to stop worrying about what that cat is doing all the time."

Bella: "What can I worry about, then?"

9 comments:

  1. Oh no, she can't start worrying this young!!!!

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  2. You know that secretly she just wants to pick up the cat, right?

    My neice used to have a serious fear-erosion. Seriously, it was a major deal for her.

    Of course, she has Asperger's, but still, if you're gonna worry about something, erosion?

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  3. Good question, Bella. Maybe worry about reaching an age where that kind of sound logic no longer carries any value.

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  4. Belinda~ Just tell her she has nothing to worry about....except of course, the next series of numbers on her feet. that cracked me up!

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  5. You realize that you've just freed her mind to focus on something else??

    Have you ever heard of a little box once owned by Pandora??

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  6. That little girl is the greatest. I only wish I could spend more time with her. I wonder what kind of things I used to say to mom? I'm sure I was a handful? Got any stories?

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  7. You, too, were a HARDHEAD. Independent, stubborn, strong-willed, and whipsmart. Lethal combination! You were really girly, like Bella, too. A big fan of "pretty." ;-)

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  8. I waaaaas going to say, 'well, we know where she gets that,' but then I thought better of it.

    damn it.

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  9. She definitely comes by it honestly, and between the two of us, inescapably, I'm afraid. Smartmouth is encoded in her DNA.

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