This time last week was full of forced rest and desperate attempts to keep a toddler still and full of fluids. Madison caught a respiratory virus that seems to be going around so we practically removed ourselves from society, with the exception of a doctor's visit, in effort to get her well as quickly as possible. Lots of puzzles, several bedtime stories, and more television than is probably deemed acceptable by most parental standards and she seems to be feeling much better. However, she never lost her sense of humor. I'm not sure if these are amusing to anyone else or just Allison and me since we're her parents, but I have a feeling we'll look back one day enjoying that we captured some of Madison's random little comments. (Click here for more.)
Waiting at the doctor's office...
MADISON: What's this room about?
The doctor walks in...
MADISON: Hello. No shots! Okay?
DOCTOR: Got it. There will be no shots.
MADISON: Thank you. Whew. (wipes hand over forehead)
ME: Anything specific you want to pray about tonight?
MADISON: I want a yellow cake with purple polka dots.
ME: Where do I get a cake like that?
MADISON: The freezer.
ME: We don't have cake in the freezer.
MADISON: Well, call Strawberry Shortcake. She'll make it.
I put my hand against her neck, just under her chin...
MADISON: Daddy, your hands are like ice creams.
ME: They are?
MADISON: Yes. I want a Popsicle.