Sunday, December 20, 2009

Kids really do say the cutest things...

I love eavesdropping. I think I do it all the time, but really only tune in for the good stuff.

Walking through Costco last week, I had a Perfect Moment.

Dad and daughter, she was about 6 or 7, were walking down the paper plate and plastic spoons aisle. No basket, just a few things in their hands.

As they passed by, I heard:

Dad: "We did not buy a Flip camera today."
Daughter: "No we did not buy a Flip camera today."
Dad: "We don't even have to mention a Flip camera that we did not buy today."
Daughter: "No, we don't even have to mention a Flip camera... "

Sooo cute.

Yesterday, I was on the phone with my sister-in-law and had another kid-driven Perfect Moment.

While Deb and I were talking, through the phone I could hear my brother Patrick enter the kitchen. It was the weekend of The. Big. Snow. Storm. in Washington, D.C. and I can only imagine what he was doing outside.

Deb and Pat exchanged words and I heard Pat say something about needing help.

Deb shouted upstairs to 12-year-old Gracie, "Grace, your dad needs your opinion." She got no argument. Gracie came downstairs.

Your dad needs your opinion! Love it. That's so much more interesting than 'Gracie, come help your dad.' And it will probably work another couple of times.

This photo is of Gracie and Pat before last year's Rock & Roll Marathon. They flew into town to support me in the full. Patrick ran the half.

I'll start asking for Gracie's opinion too.

Robin, Tempe


Lavender Luz said...

I *love* them!

Somewhere near you, some lucky parent is going to get a Flip camera, and it will be a surprise!

And I'm SO gonna borrow the opinion strategy.

Happy holidays to Patrick, Deb, Grace, Sue and you, and all those you love. XOXO

Sheri said...

I am visiting from Weebles Perfect Moment Monday post.

The "opinion" strategy is perfect too. I have a couple of 12-year olds and a 14 year old. I bet it would work at least once. Now I just have to decide WHEN is the best time to use it.

Thanks for sharing your Perfect Moment!

kbreints said...

So GREAT! Kids do offer some great 'OPINIONS' sometimes :) I will be using this in the future!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Lol. Those are both great! Love the conspiring father and daughter. Too sweet...

PerfectMomentProject said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.. enjoy your loved ones, your friends and family during the next few weeks.
And here's to a great 2010 to us all.

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