Friday, February 15, 2008

from the mouth of babes

Pulling into Ella's preschool parking lot, still not fully awake and a little cranky, I almost hit another mini-van mom who was pulling out of her parking spot. I hit the brakes and fortunately missed her, but was way too close for comfort.

Ella: "Mommy, what did you do? Why did you almost hit that other car?"

Me: "Oh, I don't know, honey." (The typical response you give your child when you're too tired to answer)

Ella: "Did you forget to look both ways?"

Me: "Yeah, I guess I did."

Ella: "Were you only looking straight ahead?"

Me: "Yeah, I guess I was."

Ella: "You need to pay more attention."

Me: "You know what, honey? You're right. Thank you."


Kim said...

AT least seh's being observant.

Tiffany said...

Sounds like my middle school drivers ed teacher.

Rachel said...

Sounds just like another little preschooler I know. Those firstborns, they keep tabs on everything.

Kristi said...

Yes, my firstborn also likes to be a "back seat driver"!!! :-)

As I was approaching a yellow light the other day and was in a hurry, I sped up to get through when I heard from the back of the van, "Mom, aren't you supposed to slow down when the light turns yellow?"

BUSTED!! :-)

Yvette said...

Ha! I love it!