Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Little Orphan Ashley

Ashley watched Annie for the first time this weekend.  She took it very seriously.  Early the next morning, she came to me carrying two backpacks, her stuffed kitty and a babydoll. 

"Mommy, I have to leave," she said quite melodramatically.

I was trying to sleep in, so I muttered "Okay, see ya later."

So she left.  I watched her walk v-e-r-y slowly out my bedroom door.  But then she came back.

She heaved a big sigh.

"Mommy, I need you to drive me to that one place." 

So I said, "Drive you where?"

"To that one place.  The place where the little girls live."

"You mean the orphanage?  Like in Annie?" 

"Yes, mommy.  I need you to drive me to the orphanage."   

"Why do you want to go to the orphanage?"

"I just...need to go."

I explained to her that orphanages are for little kids who don't have any parents.  So if I drove her there, then they'd know she had a mommy and they wouldn't let her in.

"So, you'll just have to walk," I summed up.

She pondered.  Then she turned and walked s-l-o-w-l-y out the bedroom door.

Then she came back.

"Mommy?  Maybe I'll just go to China instead."

Penchant for drama, laziness, and quick problem-solving abilities - she's definitely my child.


Brandy@YDK said...

oh no. poor girl. i'm really curious about what she packed.

Kmama said...

Ha ha!! I love when they get so dramatic.

wonderchris said...

Oooh, Annie was/is an all-time fav. But, if you are a redhead kid - I think it is a requirement...and I had the hairdo in 5th grade. It was traumatic!!

Stay home, Ash!!! Your mom is MUCH prettier and a helluva lot more fun than Miss Hannigan!!

blueviolet said...

China...an orphanage. Same diff! ;)

Anonymous said...

I tried to dig my way to China once from our backyard. I was smart enough to know the Earth was round and China was on the other side... not quite smart enough to figure out the logistics.

So what did Ashley end up doing?

Jen said...

Oh the drama! ;)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Lol Annie was on of my favorites movies as a kid.

Megan said...

Brandy: She packed her pink blanket and pajamas for her doll. She was extremely well prepared.

Gringationcancun: She pestered me for awhile to drive her to the airport. Then she convinced Owen to go with her. Then she told me it was all just a "Goodbye Game". Fun! ;-)

Klove said...

Adorable... I can see Luci doing that one day! XOXO

Funny in My Mind said...

I loved that movie...."it's a hard knock life" is one of my favorite things to say to the boys. They hate me.

Katherine said...

I remember packing things when I was little for all sorts of "trips." Ones that usually ended hiding in the basement.

Holly Ann said...

That is so stinkin' cute. Love what she packed!! lol

Liz said...

I love how she makes the very "logical" jump to just traveling to CHINA of all places!

Twinpossible said...

WOW, my daughter would watch it and say, PLEASE, PLEASE don't send me there! I should have her watch it, so she behaves, and doesn't have to worry about being sent to such a place, because she is a total lazy, crazy, diva, drama queen who is way too old to be 5! Put a little scare into her, lol. She wouldn't be packing, but hiding under her bed, lol.

That is really cute and funny though. The strange and funny ways girls react huh? They are soo full of drama it isn't even funny! Whelp, she can try digging to China, but I tried many times in my youth and it just doesn't work. Tell her to forget the airplane...she'll never afford the ticket. How bout just stay at home? Is that really so terrible:)

That movie happens to be one of my own all time favs, from childhood and beyond. I'd love to see it again. I even was in the play as a pre-teen. That was great fun! I know every song by heart.

Even at 35, I still wish I could be adopted by a daddy warbucks, lol. Oh well...too long in the tooth for that now...Guess I'm stuck with my own family, and I mean my BIRTH family, not my husband and kids. That family I truly enjoy and love beyond measure. My parents...I just do not see how we are related, AT ALL.

Cute post!

xoxo Shelly


PS- new GFC follower and twitter & a twin mama myself of newly 10 mo old girls. Goes by too fast!

Grace Matthews said...

That's hysterical. My son wanted to know why I never let him audition for the Gerber commercial because we would be rich right now...LOL

Fellow Blog Hopper:)

JallieDaddy said...

Funny! She sounds like a smart girl!

I tried to run away once; I nearly made it to the corner of the street...

I also tried to go to China! Someomne had told me it was 'on the other side of the world' so I took the direct route & dug a big hole in Dad's garden. I don't think he was too pleased. Which is probably why I was trying to run away :)


Anonymous said...

My little guy would always tell people he was made in China, well why not? Everything else is!