Monday, October 22, 2012

tears of taco bell...

Julian is a sensitive boy.  He has a huge heart, and I often think he is an "old soul".  He feels things very deeply, and expresses those feelings fully.  Last week we were driving home and noticed that the Taco Bell in our 'hood was closed, signs removed, lights out, done.  I commented that it must have gone out of business.  The car was quiet for a while.  Then Julian said:  "Mommy, sometimes when restaurants close where you have good memories from it makes you sad... actually, it breaks your heart."  

I looked in the back seat to see tears streaming down his cheeks.  That broke my heart too... I really have to start bringing him to some better restaurants.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Marketing for Children.

Today is Nora's fifth birthday. After a day of festivities she was in the bath. She looked at her legs and said: "Mommy, why is there hair on my legs?". I replied: "Because you have hair on your legs, it's ok - Mommy does too." (it is winter, after all...).

Her response?: "Mommy, we need to get a 'no! no!', you rub it on your legs - and they are hair-free for weeks!".

If only I would have known, I could have bought her one for her birthday instead of Serafina, the Fidjit that says the same five things over and over...