Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,

things my 4 year old has to say...

This morning I was downstairs cutting up fabric when I hear Josie wake up, emerge and start talking to Marc. He had a gig last night, then Olive work up early, so the guy is going on two hours of sleep. But by the time I went upstairs, Josie had already asked for pancakes and he was making them, with half-closed eyes, because he's a good sport. Oh, Josie calls them "pain-pakes". He looks at me and says, "I couldn't say no to painpakes" then kinda zones out by the stove.

So I go attend to Olive, and in the kitchen I hear Josie talking to him and I can't help but chuckle at it... she talks the entire time he's cooking. This is also typical. Josie hasn't stopped talking since sometime in 2012, and I think the more exhausted marc is, the more she has to say.

Here is the gist of her conversation. Marc had an occasional one-word reply, but it was basically all her:

First she listed off her pancake requests: food coloring, whip cream, sprinkles, and asked if she could help make them because there were eggs and she's really good at cracking eggs. She explained that she likes to help make deserts too, and we should have desert when we have dinner at our house, in fact whenever we make dinner we should make desert.

And since we make even more deserts at Christmas time, her and daddy should make cookies and cakes, she will help. Christmas is a time when we need lots of deserts. She wants a perry the platypus cake for her birthday. We need to go to the store and get frosting for it. And we should make cookies for halloween too, halloween cookies.

She ran through her list of costumes... I'll mention here that Josie thinks Halloween costumes should be like Christmas presents, a dozen of them should show up in our living room brought by some kind of santa of halloween... So Josie reminded us once again that she wants to be princess tangled, a pumpkin, batman, elsa from frozen, and a ghost.

And remember on halloween we put out the big blow-up spider, we have to put the spider out this year? spider pig, spider pig, does whatever a spider pig does, does he spin from a web? no he can't, he's a pig look ooooout, he is a spider pig... remember that song from the simpsons dad?

the teeth at the front of our mouths are big like bunny teeth, we all have bunny teeth don't we?

By this time Marc was done with her pancake and she remembered that she wanted to cut out shapes with the cookie cutters, so she asked him if she could do that and he said yes, she ran to the drawer and asked if she could use the butterfly shape (yes) but wait no can I use the heart instead (yes) wait I want the duck... and so on and so on until she'd narrated all the cookie cutters, then she said she didn't want the outside just the inside of the shape.

and that was josie's first 15-minute monolog of the day.
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