Friday, April 18, 2008

Just Call Me James

I am driving in the car with Alexis on the way to my twins' basketball game.


In the back seat, Alexis is rambling, as she always does, about who knows what (I can't listen to everything she says for goodness sake).


I begin to slow down at the stop light right near the girls' school and there she is in the back seat just talking and talking and talking.



When the car comes to a complete stop and she notices that the light has changed to green, she suddenly says, "Carry on."



I had to look in my rear view mirror to see if she was talking to me - she was - all with her hand up in the air, waving directions - like she was the PRINCESS IN A CARRIAGE or something.



On the upside ... I carried on and kept on driving - because ... that's my job (*sigh*).

72 comments:

Kathryn said...

Ah the glamour of being a mom. I always say that being a mom is the most humbling experience there is.
Sassy girl. ;)

JCK said...

I can just imagine her waving her hand ala Rosebowl Parade Queen! She may have a future job, Kellan!

utmomof5 said...

I can completly picture your daughter doing that!! I can becasue I can see mine doing the same thing. :)

Your posts always make me smile!

See ya later

Kami said...

HA! What a ham she is:-)

No idea where she gets it from though?

;-)

LaskiGal said...

Did she ask for some bon bons after that? What a gal!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ How funny! I love all your kid stories... They crack me up!!! You must be constantly entertained! :)

Dawn said...

:) How cute!

tommie said...

That is hilarious. I think my 3 year old is an Alexis in training. The other day she told me, "Princesses don't put their own dishes in the dishwasher!"

tammy said...

How funny!

Thanks for leaving me a comment so I could in return visit your blog. I have to admit, I spent an hour reading your blog after I hopped over here. I love it! You have such a talent and a fun way of writing. I will be here often!

Natalie said...

That is so cute!!!!!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

As I read this, I could totally see my daughter doing that in a year or 2. She is a total diva. I adore your Alexis stories, thanks for sharing.

onthegomom said...

That SERIOUSLY cracked me up! What a lil' diva... I LOVE IT!

Angie said...

Stinker! good thing you (and so many of us) love her.

KEEP BELIEVING

Jodi said...

Oh geeez....too funny!

mama meji said...

That's cute.

Dad said...

You're doing a great job Kellan

Jennifer H said...

My daughter told me a couple of weeks ago that she wants us to buy a limo.

Guess I already know who she expects the driver to be.

Carry on? That's too funny. And you're a good sport.

bermudabluez said...

Carry ON?? That is really funny! Alexis cracks me up!! Have a great weekend, Kellan!! Hope you are feeling totally back to normal by now!

Julie said...

Too funny! We always say "Home James" to Joe when we're out, just to tease him. *lol* ... Of course, it helps that it's his middle name. ;)

P.S. I don't listen to everything Jared says either... Especially if it's about Nascar! ;)

kim-d said...

I, too, must admit that when the talk turns to ice fishing, my mind MAY wander just a bit. And I also must admit that my days are a little brighter when it's an Alexis story!

Have a wonderful day, Kellan Renee!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Can I call you Edward instead? I always wanted a chauffeur named Edward to drive me around.

Hope Alexis doesn't mind the company in the backseat!

I'm on my way!

Hallie :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Can I call you Edward instead? I always wanted a chauffeur named Edward to drive me around.

Hope Alexis doesn't mind the company in the backseat!

I'm on my way!

Hallie :)

Steph said...

I always say that I feel like a chauffeur, but I have yet to be told to "carry on" by one of my kids. ;-) Too funny!

Karen said...

I love it! Your kids have such a sense of humor.

Amanda said...

LOL! That was hilarious!

Katrina said...

Oh that is hilarious!

Courtney said...

You are a very good sport. I am glad that my kids are not the only ones like that!

jessica said...

oh dear that's priceless.

suz said...

What a little character she is.
Precious!!!!

Amy said...

What a hoot!

Janice said...

What a cutie... I love it when they say and so those cute and priceless things.

truth said...

Girls...ya gotta love them!

My Goodness said...

Ha!! Didn't know you had British influences in your life.

Kelli said...

its so funny when you actually post the conversations, but man o man, they can talk alot huh? yesterday was one of those days with my two little ones talking talking talking. Have a great weekend "James" hehe carry on!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thank goodness you have her to keep you on task!

another good thing said...

And did you come around, open her door at the destination and bow?

Rosemary Bogdan said...

LOL That IS our job, isn't it. My son, whose name really is James, now has his driving permit. (Can only drive with a parent) I love picking him up somewhere, changing places with him so he has the wheel and then saying, "Home, James." I think it's funnier than he does.

sting said...

hahaha! but so true.. I've seen car stickers that says "Mum's Taxi"!

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

Apparently it is good to be the wee princess at your house. If I had a daughter I would want her to be just like Alexis.
Have a great day and even better weekend.

Tami

Kaci said...

Hilarious!! LOL!

Jaina said...

Haha, I love it! My brothers like to play airplane in the car, but this totally takes the cake. I can just imagine the little voice saying "carry on". Too cute.

Patti said...

I am betting the little Diva gets it from Mom and Granna!!!
"Home James" indeed!

bren j. said...

Hey, at least she's a cute little boss, right?

Kelly said...

That is hilarious!! Have a great weekend....if you get time off from chauffering! :)

carrie said...

Gosh they say funny things!

My daughter likes to tell me when the light turns green.

She will make an excellent back seat driver someday! :)

Karen MEG said...

That Alexis of yours... she is quite the princess ;). Has she been learning "British" from her big brother LOL!

Shellie said...

Gotta love those princesses, I've got one of those too.

Steph said...

Kellan,

Alexis sounds so funny. I can just picture her doing that.

Steph

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

the queen chaufferring the princess!

i love it! too good!

happy Friday! XOXOXO

my wonderful men... said...

What a silly girl you have. I've always said every little girl is a princess and they know it, how I don't know they just do!

Hillary said...

Wow! What a diva! But she sounds so adorable too. :)

Leah said...

OH MY GOSH! That made me laugh so hard!!! That's hilarious! such a princess. LOL!!!

Heather said...

I can see her asking if you "Have any Gray Poupon"

Stacie said...

too cute....

Rachel said...

Kellan-I have to say that is my favorite story so far since I have been reading. I love it!

Pam said...

ha! That is too cute! I guess that is what happens when our kids get older---we become their personal driver.

HRH said...

Has she been watching Project Runway? That phrase always reminds me of Tim Gunn.

ValleyGirl said...

We're totally just our kids' "support staff," aren't we?!

Yvette said...

LOL!!! Great Story, James....I mean Kellan.

She's always known she was a princess. HA!

Have a great weekend!

Cheri said...

What a gracious little princess she is too! And you, her loyal subject!

Joanna said...

How did you keep a straight face?

gina said...

lol.

Maria said...

And they don't realize... where would they be without us taking them everywhere they want!

katy said...

It only gets better....she is such a sweetie. Maybe she is practicing to marry royalty one day.

Brittany said...

hahahah! That is SO funny!!
Adam usually screams "GOOO MOMMMMYY"

Bren said...

That princess of yours is just too funny! Love that story and your title is perfect!

forgetfulone said...

I would've cracked up so hard!

Darla said...

LOVE your blog! Love it, love it, love it!!!

Jen said...

Did I comment to this yet? Man, I have serious mommy brain! Anyway, I'm sure pretending you are a princess really makes a car ride more pleasurable. I'll have to try that. Funny, as always, Kellan.

E said...

Thsi girl seriously needs a tiara.....i am envisioning a birthday party with jewels and manicures, and maybe a limo ride to pick everyone up...

thirtysomething said...

I am laughing out loud here. Ahhhh, girls!
Funny stuff, Kellan. I always enjoy your stories.

JO-N said...

Hahaha, your job!! I suddenly realize that I got a new job as a driver beginning of this year when I had to drive my children here and there.

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