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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seaweed

As I mentioned before, my daughter, Evie, started half-day kindergarten last week.  She is the biggest ham at home, but around groups of kids or almost any adult, she is exceptionally shy.

Evie has one amazing friend who lives an hour away and there's also Princess Davis, her pet rock...but that's about it.  As you can imagine, I was ecstatic when she told me she made a friend at school this week!

"I made a friend."
"You did!  What's her name!?!"
"I can't remember."
"What did you talk about!?!"
"We didn't talk."


Yesterday morning Evie informed me that she had found yet another friend. He was hiding in our nightstand drawer, all wrapped up.  I strongly encouraged her to dispose of this new friend.

Instead, she made him a swimming pool.
Evie even named him.

Seaweed.

 I inquired about the name choice.  She logically responded, "He really looks like seaweed, I think."

You wouldn't think Seaweed would be very versatile, but Evie played with him for several hours.  After his swim, she filled her new friend up with water and made him into a baby bottle.  Seaweed was also transformed into a fish hook. 
"There's just so much he can do Mom!"

It was sweet...sort of.   

Sadly, Seaweed is no longer with us.   He swam away while Evie was at kindergarten.   I'll be moving all other Seaweeds to a high shelf in the closet.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Just being grateful for my creative children.

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56 Comments:

At August 31, 2011 at 7:47 AM , OpenID yummychunklet said...

Hilarious!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Brandi said...

Is that what I think it is? Ha, that is funny! :) Sorry she didn't make any friends to talk to. Giver her some time. She will get there. :)

Is she going to a public school? In WY we don't have any half day kindergartens any more unless its at a private school. I wish we did though!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

Hahahahaha!!! I read this to my husband and he died laughing! Lol!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

OH MY STARS!! Is that what I think it is?! Someday she will have serious heebies about this story .... you really must keep the pictures for *all* kinds of blackmail purposes.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:33 AM , Blogger Chell said...

PRICELESS!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Anonymous My Inner Chick said...

S000000 Cute.
Gosh, I wish my kids were still that Sweet :) HA HA

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block said...

hahaha, I can't even think of anything to type since I can't breath from laughing too hard. I love these stories :)

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

that is too funny. at least she didn't bring that friend to kindergarten with her. hope she settles in and finds some real friends at school soon

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Babblin' Brooke said...

Oh my! Now THERE'S a story to tell...

That is so funny!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Colleen said...

Omg that is hilarious!!!! That's all I got :)

 
At August 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

You made my week!!! I would have been so horrified I would not even have thought of taking pictures!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 9:46 AM , Anonymous Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

OH, oh, oh... this is wonderful. I'm so proud of you for letting her continue to play. I would have melted from embarrassment. I love your life!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Krista said...

HA! Awesome!

You did WAY better than me and just rolled with it. I worry that I might have freaked out at the initial sight of it, altering my poor child to some kind of unrealistic concern that it was inappropriate (even though untrue). You go momma! And thanks for the heads up on moving the Seaweed to a higher location once the little one starts getting more curious about drawer contents.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Blogger blueviolet said...

That is way, way, way too funny!!!!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Ohhhh myyyyy gooooosh, I would have died but I gotta give her credit, it DID kinda look like seaweed!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:07 AM , Blogger tessica said...

first, I can't believe how long it took me to figure out what that was (mostly because I refused to believe what it actually was)

second, big ol honkin kudos to you for letting her play with it...I can not even imagine what I would have done

thirdly, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Heather said...

This reminds me....there are some things I should really get out of my nightstand.

Hilarious!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh no!!! Nightstands should come with locks. It should be automatic.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Blogger Erin Tagle said...

AWE!!!! LOL :)

 
At August 31, 2011 at 11:58 AM , Blogger GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Awwww My sweet girl misses Evie too. She still doesn't have any friends in her class either. Our 2 little shy girls will be Best Friends Forever.... Just make sure she doesn't bring her "new friend" with her. Too funny! I love that girl!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Renee said...

You've got a creative little girl! Imagination play is so fun for the kids and the parents.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

OMG! This is priceless! I agree that you must keep all of the pictures for later!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

I am laughing my bootie OFF! OMGOSH! OMGOSH! OMGOSSSSSSH! Thank you for making my whole darn day!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM , Blogger Crystal Escobar said...

OMG, that is hilarious. At first I read it wrong and thought that was the friend she met at school, I was about to die at the thought of her playing with it. Then I read it again and realized it came from the night stand, haha. So funny!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 2:04 PM , Blogger Victoria said...

:D This totally made my day!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Mikailah said...

OH my.. :) Poor seaweed. That is hilarious!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 2:38 PM , Blogger mrsmarkdave said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!! That is hilarious

 
At August 31, 2011 at 3:49 PM , Blogger just me... said...

I laughed so hard! I can't believe you let her play with it! So glad you got pictures.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Jen said...

She's got quite an imagination! I love it!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

It's a good thing she didn't take seaweed to school with her.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Haha! This is awesome!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

That is AWESOME! I love, love, love it! "Seaweed" Love it!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Blogger Maegan said...

OMG you can't make this stuff up! Is that a, um, "banana jacket"? I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. Oh I love Evie, too funny!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger K Lind said...

HAHAHAHA! Oh man, I can't stop laughing! Thanks for sharing.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Mighty M said...

Love that new friend - sounds like something my daughter would do! She also loves to come home and tell me she made new friends - and their names are irrelevant apparently because she doesn't remember them either! :)

 
At August 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

OMG!!! This is hilarious! At least she didn't ask to bring "Seaweed" to Show and Tell at school.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Ali - My Suitcase Full of Tricks said...

You know how many years it's been since I've seen a "seaweed"? I almost didn't recognize it! I love it!!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger heather said...

I had to show Hubby this one. Too funny!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 7:59 PM , OpenID laci512 said...

OMG!!! How freakin' funny!! My dad found some seaweed when he was helping my hubs and I move several years ago.

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Soooo FUNNY!!!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

This was HYSTERICAL!! Thanks for the laugh. Poor Seaweed!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

BAhahaha that's hilarious. 21st birthday story right there!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 8:52 PM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Hee! Very clever {and sweet!} indeed! :)

 
At August 31, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

OMG!!! I think I just pee'd a little. that's the best compliment I can give....

I once found a whole box of tampons lying on the bathroom floor - their wrappers all torn off, and my daughter crying indigantly "there's no candy in any of these mama! why'd you hide them under here, if there is no candy?"

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Kiddothings said...

Seaweed sounds like a good friend to have. She is one imaginative child. Bravo Evie!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 10:44 PM , Blogger sarajo said...

I had to ask my hubby if that's what I thought it was. lmao! OMG, bravo for you for the courage to blog about this!

 
At August 31, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

I think Evie and Scout might be twins. She is also extremely shy, but never at home.
Sandy

 
At September 1, 2011 at 4:07 AM , Blogger KERRY said...

OMG!! I had to look real close to the laptop screen just to make sure that what I thought I was seeing was actually real LOL
Oh my, were there any questions??
Geez your house is fun :)

 
At September 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Donna said...

It took me a minute to figure out what that was! So funny!!

 
At September 1, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Anonymous Tara said...

I just had to say - HILARIOUS!!

 
At September 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Blogger I Am Not Superwoman said...

OMG!!!!!! It took me a sec...I would have been M-O-R-T-I_F-I-E-D! How did you ever keep a straight face? Ohh Evie, if she only knew.

 
At September 1, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Ruth said...

OH my WORD! I think I will always remember this nickname. Thanks for that. Because I have many more childbearing years ahead of me, and therefore use of this "seaweed!"

 
At September 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM , Blogger Bees With Honey said...

OMG! This was the most hilarious post ever. At first, I didn't realize what Seaweed was. After a second look, I did and nearly died! DIED.

You crack me up. Great blog post about it. You're so creative:)))

 
At September 2, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger I'm Jennifer. said...

I don't think I've typed this before, ever, but this post deserves a:
ROFLMAO!!!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Anonymous Anjanette "Momma" Young said...

Oh My gosh! LOL. I was like that isn't seaweed honey... Oh how calm you stayed... thanks for sharing.

 
At September 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Abbie said...

How did you keep a straight face? You seemed to handle it so well!
How did dad take it? He must have laughed hs head off!! :D

 

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