Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The antelope

Ya gotta love toddlers. This morning while Isabelle and I were eating breakfast my Mom came downstairs. On her way to the kitchen through the dining room she noticed that there was a centipede on the floor. She told us about it and Isabelle was very excited to see it. Mom then picked it up with a tissue and flushed it down the toilet.

You would think that it was not a big deal at all and that it would be forgotten. Not with a 3 year old around. Isabelle asked me to tell her the story about the antelope. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out that she was talking about the centipede. So I told like a thousand stories about it. Then I got up to get her waffle out of the toaster. When I had my back to her she said "Mommy I am going to be the Antelope." I have to admit that I was only half listening to her as my mind was on how many carbs were in the waffle that I was making her and how many units of insulin I was going to have to give her. When I turned around to put the waffle on the plate I didn't notice that she was no longer in the chair because I could hear her sweet little voice. When I got the waffle cut up into the necessary 16 pieces I finally noticed that she wasn't in her seat. I walked around the island and there she was. She was laying on the floor on her tummy saying "Look Mommy! I'm the Antelope!" It was hilarious. We were in fits of giggles for at least 20 minutes. Good old Isabelle! She always makes me laugh.


Kathy Stratton said...

Hi - I'm the grandmother from the other side of the family aka, "Granny Kat". This is my first blog comment, so I guess I'm entering the new computer age also.

I just wanted to thank you for starting a blog. It gives us a real insight into your typical day and all the wonderful and not-so-wonderful things that go on.

Cool Pop and I are very proud of Izzy and how she is doing. Sounds like she has her "moments", but is adjusting to a new way of life. We are also proud of you and Tommy for how you have handled this very sudden change in circumstances.

How wonderful that Meme can spend time helping you through this transition period. She is a very special lady.

Bye for now. We'll keep checking in for continuing tidbits of "life with Izzy and Alex".

Lisa said...

Thanks Granny Kat! I am trying to keep it up to date. We'll see what happens. Meme is leaving in the morning so we will be on our own.

Sheila said...

HAHAHA, I love Izzy! I'm also so glad you started the blog. It'll be good for you to get some creative juices flowing. And you're funny too! (well, I knew that already!)

Miss you!