Monday, October 3, 2011

31 for 21: #3 So Smart

So, this year's progress is another post altogether...but this is a great Elise story!

Amelia, her 5 year old little sister, started kindergarten this year. Elise has been quick to jump in on all of Amelia's homework. Telling numbers, counting, reading, letters, etc, quick before Amelia can figure it out...

Amelia, being the dramatic emoticon that she is, started weeping theatrically one day and shrieked out "Elise is smarter than me!!! She knows everything and I know nothing!! I am not smart and I am worthless!!"

I, being the good mommy that I am, stepped in quickly, and said, "It doesn't have anything at all to do with being smart or not!! Elise has had 4 years of practice!!! You will get more practice and you will know everything too!!"

Elise leans in to Amelia, and smiles sweetly...and whispers, "No, Elise smart." Then pulls away and laughs riotously!!

Amelia sobs louder and with more woe-is-me flagellation....

I, of course, do the good mommy thing and reassure Amelia and reprimand Elise for making Amelia worry....but I gotta say, it was FUNNY!!! The words, the delivery, the timing, and was a spectacular dig!!!!


  1. I cannot help but find this conversation between Elise and Amelia humorous. "No, Elise smart." --that's right ,pumpkin, you are smart! So is Miss Amelia. Practice! Love love love this!

  2. My favorite part of this story is the fact that Amelia also extrapolated her difficulty to be that because she's not smart, she will not be able to get a job and have to live in your basement for the rest of her life! :) THAT was truly hysterical!