Sunday, September 13, 2009

Are you smarter than a 4-year-old?- (mixed up edition)

Three facts about Dimples:

Fact 1- She makes up words and/or uses random words at random times. She fills in the blanks of sentences with any word that may or may not be part of an existing dictionary.

When the lamp refused to turn on, she declared it was frustrated. And then asked what frustrated means.

One of her favorite words these days is dizzy. She uses it for anything, in any sentence, to describe basically any kind of emotion. Its a skill, really, to be able to do that.

And then there are other words that you won't find in the English language that we know of at least. Words like, kishikaala or sayviyaa or other words that only she can pronounce.

Fact 2- She loves wearing dresses. So much so, that she refuses to wear any other form of clothing. I have to threaten her that all her pants, shirts and shorts will go to the poor and needy if she does not want them, for her to sometimes consider my pleas. Yeah yeah, I'm a bad mom.

Fact 3- She loves Chuck E Cheese's. Me, not so much. And I mean not just the place, but the actual mouse. Yes, my 4-year old gets all jittery and weak in the knees when Chuck E walks by, and I am not even kidding. I wish I was.

So the other day when Hubby announced, 'Let's go to Chuck E Cheese's!' Dimples was literally doing jumping jacks.

And as if she wasn't high enough on that news, I picked out a dress for her to wear. She giggled, she laughed, she glowed when she smiled.

Thanks Mama for picking a dress for me, I wanted to wear a dress. I like this dress. Oh its so pretty, Mama. I always want to wear a dress, right? I think my head is a little . . . mixed up.

I could not keep myself from laughing out loud. And since I have explained to Dimples that I don't laugh at her, but because I think she's cute, she laughed with me. (Yes, it wasn't easy to laugh at her cute remarks before I explained this to her. Now she knows. Now we laugh)

Dimples: I'm serious. My head is all mixed up. My mind is all silly.

Me: Its not silly, cutie. Its smart and cute.

Dimples: No its silly sometimes. And mixed up. Why do you yell at me?

Me: (Whoa! Where did this come from?) When did I yell at you?

Dimples: Sometimes.

Me: Oh. Yeah. . . sometimes. I shouldn't.

Dimples: Is your head mixed up too?

Well if it wasn't, it is now.

For more Are you smarter than a 4-year-old? check out the Loser edition.


  1. I tell ya, those 4 year olds catch you out everytime - well I know mine does!!

  2. She is so adorable!

  3. Hold on to that dress-wearing thing, because when I was her age, I wouldn't have it.

    I do use words without knowing their meanings, though. Apparently some of us don't grow out of that.

    (Visiting from SITS)

  4. She's brilliant, doesn't sound mixed up to me at all!

  5. I love, love, love FOUR! So sweet, so smart, so out-of-the-box. Four is the best :)

  6. Oh, she's a little cracker isn't she. 4 and already knows how to make you feel guilty. ha ha

  7. Sounds like she's keeping you on your toes - for life! ;o)

    Stopping by from SITS roll call. :o)

  8. This is so hilarious : ) I never thought about Chuck E making anyone go weak in the knees!

    And guess what? It is HARD as can be to get Kaishon to model for me. It is no walk in the park I assure you. I have to bribe like crazy : )

  9. She sounds like a thinker. Two is a hilarious age, I can't imagine the things my kids will be saying at four.

    My kids don't know that Chuck E Cheese exists yet and I plan on keeping it that way as long as I can. That mouse creeps me out.

  10. The little ones keep you focused on the important stuff and aren't afraid to call you out if they think you're drifing off course. Gotta love 'em!

  11. Awww. Cute! My head is mixed up, too.



  12. How cute is that? We're all a little mixed up, aren't we? We'd be bored otherwise. And my girls are the same way with their dresses...STILL. I'm going to remind them of this when they are teenagers.

  13. That post put a smile on my face...thanks!! Dimples sounds so adorable. She made my day.

    Happy SITS Friday!

  14. Too cute! I love the fill-in-blank, made-up words. My daughter does that all the time too! I love the frustrated lamp!

    Visiting from SITS. Love your blog, am now following and looking forward to reading more.

  15. Too funny...SITS sent me over, and I'm glad they did. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

  16. I love this age. My little guy is stuck on the word "usually." In fact he begins every sentence with it. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who can understand him. My husband always asks what is he talking about now?
    Happy Saturday Sharefest!

  17. Me and dimples would so get along! For no reason at all I go around shouting Fore!

    Really, I do!

    I'm insane or "all mixed up"

    Hugs and Mocha,

  18. Such a great post, my friend. Great to be able to come by your blog and enjoy your writing as much as I always have.

    I can totally relate to Fact 1 too. When I ask my son to do things these days, he response is often, my legs won't work or they won't carry me. Toddlers are just too much.


  19. Very cute.

    Chuck E Cheese frightens me a bit too. And the pizza tastes weird sometimes.

  20. Fabulous post!! So cute.. And so insightful...! Are you sure she's only 4???

    Happy SITS Saturday sharefest!

    LBM xxx