Thursday, December 23, 2010

Aunt of the Year.

The other day, Erin decided to run out to the grocery store with the girls so they jumped in the car and headed to Kroger's. When Savannah realized where they were going, she had this conversation with Erin . . .

Savannah: [excitedly] Are we going to see the civilition sunny??
Erin: The what?
Savannah: The civilition sunny.
Erin: What is that?
Savannah: You know - [slowly, to help Erin understand] the civilition sunny.
Erin: I'm not sure what that is, baby. Can you point it out to me when you see it?
Savannah: [disappointed] Okay . . .
[Later, walking into Wal-Mart, they approach a man ringing a bell for the Salvation Army]
Savannah: MOMMY! There it is!! The Civilition Sunny!!
Erin: Oooooooooh!!! THAT'S what you were saying! Now I get it! That's the Salvation Army, baby.
Savannah: Oh. The Salvation Army?
Erin: Yeah.
Savannah: Oh geez - don't tell Catchy I said that . . .

Apparently, Erin heard that a lot that night - every time Savannah and Avery would mispronounce something or say something unintentionally funny, they would follow it up with "Don't tell Catchy." At one point, Savannah even said "Pretty much mine and Avery's favorite word these days is 'Don't tell Catchy.'"

And that's not the first time this has happened. One time Tammy was trying to tell me about something that Ben had done. He did NOT want her to tell me but he finally gave in and said that she could. But, before she said anything, he came over to me and put a hand on either side of my face, looked me square in the eye and said "But, Catchy - promise me you won't blog about it."

Good Lord . . . what kind of horrible aunt am I??? I'm pretty much scarring them for life.

And yet, here I am blogging about them again.

You know, I think it's time I admit that I may have a problem . . .


Phyllis Eddings said...

So, do Ben's friends read your blog?