Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Skip-scat, Skoodle-dee-doo

The other night, I was sitting alone in our family room when a thunderstorm rolled in.  I counted to three and then there she was. 

"Mommy, I'm scared."

My little Ashley Belle - bravest of the brave, unless thunder is involved.

"Honey, it's late.  Go back to bed."

A weep and a whimper later, I folded.  "Okay, you can snuggle up on the couch with me.  But you can't talk.  You have to close your eyes and go to sleep."  She nodded solemnly.

She made it three seconds.

"Mommy?"

"Zip it."

Another two seconds passed.

"But mommy?"

"Zip."

Four more seconds.

"But momm-"

"Nada. Zip. Zip it."

"Okay, but mo-"

"Zippity zip.  Zip zip zip it.  Zip."

"Bu-"

"Bzzzzz.  Bzz bzz."

"Okay, bu-"

"Shh to the bzz.  Shush it."

"Okay-"

"Shash it.  Shush it. Shush shush shushity shush it."

Exasperated (or else just really tired), she finally gave up.  But I could have gone on for hours.  If this whole mommy thing doesn't work out, maybe I could have a second career in scatting.  Watch out, Louis Armstrong, here I come.

12 comments:

Kmama said...

LOL!! You are much nicer than me. I'm famous for saying "ONE MORE SOUND, SNORT, OR SIGH AND YOUR OUTTA HERE!"

Jen said...

Totally need to remember this for when my kids get scared.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

This just makes me smile. It's like the one area where our stamina can beat theirs. :)

blueviolet said...

Just set it to music and you're there!

wonderchris said...

Reminds me of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers..."Knock knock, who's there - Shhh"

gringationcancun said...

so cute :)

Katherine said...

I have just gotten really good at tuning them out. I don't think I would have had the patience. 5 minutes of that, I would have sent mine back to their own bed.

obxbchgrl said...

You are too hilarious. I absolutely loved this one. I might pull it out of my hat on the next Youth Group trip because it was too hilarious. And now the whole office thinks I am crazy because I was laughing like a loon.

Aging Mommy said...

Oh my! Such success with a small child would make you invincible in any boardroom!

liz said...

Holy Austin Powers Flashback! Or should I say, Dr. Evil flashback!

Cheryl said...

That's hysterical. Total Dr. Evil!

Sadia said...

Ha. I'm tempted to mail you Ella Elephant.