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Saturday Snapshot: Compromise

When you have boys and girls, it’s really hard to explain that some things are not really considered “right” for the other – especially when it obviously brings so much joy.

Remember Maggie’s delight with the pink fingernail polish? Nanny Jessica brought some sparkly purple polish for the cause. (It’s super cute!) And as much as Burke was able to resist the pink nail polish, the sparkly polish was just too tempting. We compromised.

Whose Sparkly Toes are Those?


Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go over and have a look at what others are doing on this dreary Saturday.

When I Grow Up

A conversation between Maggie and Daddy:
(Oh, by the way, she’s decided to go back to Maggie – as of yesterday.)

Maggie: “When I grow up, I’m going to be a teacher writer. I’m going to teach boys how to write.”

Daddy: “Just boys, Maggie?”

Maggie: “Girls know how to write.”

Okay then.

Yucky Nose

Burke was sitting on my lap in his room this morning. This is the conversation Mike and I had with him:

Burke: Yucky nose!
(meaning his nose is running.)

Mike: Do you want Daddy to get you a Kleenex?

Burke: No. Shirt!
(As he reaches for my shirt to wipe his nose!)

Needless to say, Mike lost it – which made Burke laugh too…as Mom is sitting there wondering where the heck he GETS this stuff. Mike is sure it’s ingrained since he’s a boy. *sigh*

Boys vs. Girls

(originally emailed to MMOTA group and family)

Ahhh the minds of kids. I brought Maggie a headband tonight and she loved it…Burke wanted one too, so we told him that headbands are for girls, not boys and went on to explain that mommy and Maggie are girls; Burke, Daddy, and Logan are boys. hmm. okay.

At bath time, Maggie put up a HUGE stink and did not want to get in the water. Cried the whole time…through drying off, getting PJs on, brushing her teeth, combing and drying her hair, waiting for daddy to get her taggie from downstairs.. .oy!

She FINALLY looked up at me with huge tears in her eyes and said “Maggie’s not a girl any more!”
To which a baffled mommy said “wha..? What did you say Maggie?”
“Maggie’s not a girl any more! Daddy took Maggie’s headband off!!”
whooo boy. She was sooooooo sad!

It’s not easy to explain to a kid that wearing a headband isn’t what makes you a girl! (we tried some anatomy, but I’m not sure she believed us…)