Saturday, May 06, 2006
birthdays galore
I was sitting at Cold Stone with my daughters this afternoon listening to them talk over ice cream. (In case you've never been to Cold Stone or Marble Slab, they are ice cream joints where you pick your flavor of ice cream and then all the shit you want mixed into it and they do it right in front of you.)
Triniti seems to have formed her first weird habit in our last two trips there. Ok, I guess it isn't her first weird habit. Really, she has several. Like laying on the floor with her head on my mouse pad, which she refuses to believe is actually for the mouse. Or the fact that she spent all last week saying, "Don't touch the chickens! The lions touched all the chickens." Or her adamant refusal to use public toilets. No, really, today she held her pee in for seven hours until we got home and then hauled her little bottom into the bathroom where she peed for like ten minutes.
I could go on like this all day.
But, I'll skip to her weird ice cream habit.
She likes the strawberry ice cream with marshmallows in it.
Which I guess really isn't as weird as the fact that Amanda always gets the amaretto flavored ice cream. I mean, there are like twenty flavors and she gets amaretto - every time.
So, we are sitting out side and Amanda is eating her amaretto flavored ice cream with the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups mixed into it (yeah, I know, too weird) and Emilee is eating her coffee flavored ice cream with LOTS of sprinkles mixed into it ("make sure they put LOTS Mommy") and Trin her strawberry with marshmallows and me my cheesecake flavored ice cream with real strawberries mixed in.
Phew... Now you know what we were eating. Does that help set the scene?
I was contemplating how it is that I get these weird cartoon crushes on any character played by
Patrick Warburton (because we watched Hoodwinked and well, he is just hot as Kronk.) when Emilee started talking about her birthday and how cool it would be to get an ice cream cake from Cold Stone.
Then, she looks over at Triniti and says, "Triniti, your birthday is coming up soon too baby."

(Emilee's birthday is the 19th and Trin's is the 30th.)
To which Trin excitedly asked, "my birthday?!?"
And Emilee said, "yup, your birthday is in a few weeks. What do you want for your presents?"
"Purple ponies! I want purple pony presents!"
Apparently she switched from loving dinosaurs and The Land Before Time stuff to My Little Pony.
After I ordered an assload of The Land Before Time stuff to give her for her birthday.
It's all in my trunk.
So, now I just gotta find a whole lot of My Little Ponies.
I started asking Emilee what she wanted a few weeks ago and she said she didn't know. So, I gave her some paper and told her to write things down as she saw them.
This is what she came up with:
bday list
Take note of the "a new sister not"

A jab at Amanda or a hint to Mommy?

A few days later, a second list with only one thing written on it was posted on the fridge. It had two words on it "bun size." When I picked the girls up that night and brought them home, I asked Emilee what the hell she was talking about and she showed me this.
I think all the laughing hysterically I did pretty much let her know that was not one of the things she would be getting.

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