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“Mommy, I can’t see the moon!”

Last night as we were making our way home from my in-laws, Sophie said to me, “Mommy, I can’t see the moon!”  She actually has a habit of looking for the moon (and coyotes) when we’re driving at night, so the statement didn’t come as a surprise to me.  I replied to her, “I know, honey, I don’t see the moon either.”  Then she says, “Where is the moon?”  I told her, “Well, sometimes the moon hides behind the clouds at night and then you can’t see it.”  On this particular night, there happened to be not a cloud in the sky, so obviously I was just making up something to tell her that would make sense to her as to why she couldn’t see the moon.  So of course I told her the first thing that came to my mind that I thought she might actually understand.  Much to my surprise, my 2 1/2 (almost) year old daughter is much more perceptive than I had thought and she responded to my statement with, “But Mommy, I don’t see any clouds in the sky.” 

My husband and I looked at each other and started laughing, somewhat quietly; both of us obviously stunned by the astute observational skills our young toddler had just displayed.  She asked again where the moon was and I managed to cease all questions with the response, “The moon is just hiding right now…it does that sometimes.”  We had just played hide and seek at her grandparent’s house, so I figured that answer would suffice.  I’m just not sure that she would have understood moon phases and how the moon is currently in its last quarter and, therefore, does not actually rise in our night sky until around 1-3 a.m.  Perhaps I should have just gone with that……next time.


“You’re driving me nuts!”

Had to share this!  So last night, we had to make a trip to Target, my home away from home, to pick up formula, milk, a birthday gift for a girl at daycare, and so on.  I had Sophie in the cart and she insisted that I take her out to let her walk around.  So I did.  We were in the baby food aisle and she said to me, “Mommy, we have to get baby’s food.”  I said, “I know, honey, I’m trying to figure out what kind to get her.”  Again, she repeated, “Mommy, we have to get baby’s food.”  Again, I said back to her, “I know, honey, I just have to figure out what kind to get.”  She didn’t say anything for a few minutes, by which time I had already selected the baby foods that I wanted and had moved on to trying to find the wipes I usually buy.  Sophie said again, “Mommy, we have to get baby’s food.”  I said, “I got it already, Sophie.”  And then, quite unexpectedly, she said to me, “You’re driving me nuts!”  ROFL!!  Oh my goodness…I driver HER nuts???  Wait, really??  An male employee happened to be standing there and another guest was walking around at the same time and they both heard her and were laughing and looking at me as if to say, “Did she really just say that?”  I said to the employee, “Surely she can’t be talking to me!” 

As if that wasn’t enough, as we made our way through the small grocery section of the store in a search for iced tea, Sophie decided to browse down each aisle in her own search for the iced tea.  We came to the soda aisle and I decided to grab a 12 pack of Coca~Cola for the husband and myself.  Sophie was behind me at this point and was all excited when she said, “Ohhh, here’s the tea!”  I looked back and she was trying desperately to take a gigantic glass bottle of wine off of the shelf.  I said, “No Sophie, that’s not tea, that’s wine.”  She said, “Oh, that’s wine?  Is it for your whining?”  Again…ROFL!!!  Ummm…well, sorta!  Takes the edge off 😉

That’s all for now….enjoy hump day!