Monday, December 24, 2012

December 24, 2012

I was tucking Imogen into bed. I have told Imogen, from the time she was small, that Santa is a super fun Christmas thing to pretend. We've had lots of Santa fun knowing he's imaginary. 

So... tonight, as I was saying, I was tucking her in.

Me: Good night, honey! Sweet dreams! Try to fall asleep fast because MamaJen and I need time to fill your stocking!

Imogen: Listen, Mom. I think you should consider keeping your opinion to yourself because I have decided that I believe in Santa.

Whaddaya say to that?!??!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22, 2012

Imogen, Julius,  and I went to the Telus World of Science this morning.  It's a noisy place that Julius enjoys but which tends to overstimulate him. So our deal was that if he got stressed we would leave. We lasted 2 hours: an amazing feat for Julius. As we were walking out, Imogen stopped in her tracks.

Imogen: Mom, can I pay Julius a compliment?

Me: Yes, of course.

Imogen, crouching down in front of Julius so he could see her: Julius I am so proud of you that you made good choices and didn't scream or have any tantrums.

Then she turned to me.

Imogen: MamaJen and I think it's important to let him know when he's done a good job.

Really, I do point out what he does well too!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

Imogen: I'm using this toothpaste I don't like because it's important to keep trying things we don't like.

Me: Good for you.

Imogen: Yes, and I can't just have Colgate; I have to earn Colgate.

Yup. Straight from her mouth. ;)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

Me: Imogen, can you tell me about two things you did at school today?

Imogen: In Language Arts we started a unit about the 12 Days of Christmas. I know it's only pretend, like Santa.

Me: How is it pretend?

Imogen: December 25 is only one day. 12 is just silly.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012

Imogen's Christmas wish list:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

Imogen: I like to call Forrest [the cat] "princess" because she is the colour of tuna.


December 4, 2012, part deux

Imogen: There was a small spider in my room and I wasn't afraid of it so I didn't want to kill it so I just slapped it really hard.

For real, I don't and would never slap her! Eek!!!