Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What If. . . . . ?

Tonight was Elinor's big date night. She and I went to see Hello Dolly at the Hale Center Theater. We had great time together but we did have some unusual conversation to and from the theater.

Elinor is the QUEEN of the "What if. . .?" game. You know, like WHAT IF you drive your mother crazy with questions?"

Here are actual "what if. . .?" questions I had to answer this evening. Where does she come up with this stuff?

Elinor: WHAT IF you lived at the temple and you could swing on the chandeliers?
Mom: I don't think I would want it to fall and break into a thousand pieces.
Elinor: WHAT IF it just broke into two pieces?
Mom: I don't think it's a good idea.

Elinor: WHAT IF a giant cut into someone's brain. Would they die?
Mom: Yes, I think so.

Elinor: WHAT IF Slimer (the ghost from GhostBusters) came out of that sign.
Mom: That would be scary.

Elinor: WHAT IF an Indian came to our town? Would you be scared?
Mom: I don't think Indians nowdays are scary.
Elinor: WHAT IF they took your whole family?
Mom: I don't think they would do that.
Elinor: WHAT IF they said to give them food?
Mom: I would give them food if they wanted it.
Elinor: WHAT IF you starved because you gave him all your food?
Mom: I'm sure my neighbors would give me some food.

Elinor: WHAT IF someone broke this window with a rock?
Mom: no comment

Elinor: WHAT IF there is a fire at the theater? Then can I scream?
Mom: yes

Elinor: WHAT IF you are crying because you ran away from home and your dad caught you?
Mom: Elinor, I don't know what you are talking about.

I love her death, but WHERE ON EARTH does she come up with this stuff? Is it the age? I don't remember this with Clark and Bethany.

On a side note- Abe was planning to take her, but as I am still home bound with no car Abe thought it would be best for me to get out. What a wise husband!

Moments I want to remember. Clark is so tender with Cannon and "always has time for his brother."

2 comments:

Mothership said...

No, I don't think it is the age. I've not had a "What if" child. I'm glad you wrote that down. You will all love remembering that part of her when she is older.

Too funny!:)

Amy Fox said...

No, I don't think it's age either. My brother was the king of "what if's" and "why's". She is so hilarious!! Clarks hair looks good long. Glad to see he's enjoying his brother, even if there is an age gap!