Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Logic and Lego

She has an answer for everything. Are you ready for some Moppet style logic? 

Moppet is whining for some pink ice cream. Mama reminds her of the time at the restaurant where pink ice cream was ordered for her and she refused to eat it, resulting in Mama having to eat her brownie with strawberry ice cream. [Ick!]

Moppet (defensively) : I finish all the white ice cream.
Mama: That was just whipped cream - why didn't you eat the pink ice cream you asked for?
Moppet: Because YOU finish the pink ice cream!

Her father did always claim there was a bit of Vulcan in her. His only evidence at the time was the amount of Trek I watched while pregnant, and her pointy ears, but his case appears to be growing stronger! ;-)

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On another note, she has been creating things with her Lego blocks lately that have impressed the pants off me. Ok so I'm biased and you, dear reader, will probably wonder what all the fuss is about, but still, this blog was intended to document this sort of stuff and I do it with no embarrassment. (On my part at least; Moppet will probably cringe at  this a few years from now!)

Here I present The Big Blue Chicken, which, after being suitably admired by the whole family, was then deftly converted into The Blue Prince. All her own work, including the names.

And of course, the artist, protecting herself from the Mamarazzi.


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While on the subject of art etc, she has started bringing home stuff she draws at school. It's usually something like a shaky circle or some random squiggles, and I ooh and aah and say things like wow that's a nice circle, or what lovely rainbow noodles! She throws me an exasperated look and explains, "No, that's pink elephant with pink umbrella and Mama is giving banana."

Ah! Ok. So these days I just ask outright what it is. They always have some elaborate story. And they're always pink. Today's pink amoeba is a 'pink shark and pink boat and fishing rod'. I don't see it, but I'm keeping it safely. It may be worth millions some day! 

21 comments:

Rohini said...

Nice stuff. The chicken is very cool...

Ayaan got another kid's drawing home the other day because his own work of art had got only one star on it and he wanted two!!!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Quite a creative cutie you have there.

And you should totally write down the subjects of her artwork. They'll definitely be good for a million smiles and memories some day!

WhatsInAName said...

lol! You bet its worth millions ..... of laughter :))
I had safeguarded some of the precious artwork by my Daughter and we both have a hearty laugh now!

Mona said...

cute stuff, mags.

Mama - Mia said...

:)

i think the lego work is bloody brilliant!! i dont have a tenth of this imagination!

and what fun for you to get to hear new stories everyday!! from pink ice creams to sharks!! :D

cheers!

abha

B o o said...

Ashu does that ALL the time. "Why are you crying Ashu" is always answered with "You are scolding me". But why were you crying before I scolded you? Because you scolded me. Yes, now. But I scolded you becaues you would nt stop crying. So why were you crying in the first place? Because you are scolding me.
I give up!

Artnavy said...

i love the blue prince and the mask wall way behind it

Parul said...

I think they are worth millions even today.

The chicken looks like an alien; at some level, I think Vulcan is right!

dipali said...

Such fun, Maggie. The big blue chicken is so cute!

Kodi's Mom said...

neat!! both the lego creations and her 'chicken-or-egg' logic :)

Aarabi said...

i just found your blog today and i love it!! your baby is beautiful! keep writing for us!! :)

churningthewordmill said...

i love the way your daughter talks! :D
and i love the stuff she makes with lego...u arent the only one impressed with her skills!
mandira

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Subhashree said...

Cute names... The Big Blue Chicken, The Blue Prince, Mamarazzi...

And wow!

ramya said...

very impressive building skilles moppet has!
I have been following your blogs.. u write really well. I really enjoy reading your blogs :)

choxbox said...

hey i doubt if i couldve made that lego stuff. too cool!

DotThoughts said...

i am with choxie here.. don't think i could have made those either! very cool :) i see a vulcan architect here :)

Anonymous said...

have been lurking for days, enjoying moppet's antics and now munch's, but one word forces me to come out: mamarazzi! take a bow, moppet's mum!

the mad momma said...

ohmigod. i have the exact same picture of the bean somewhere!!!

Minal said...

lol. kids are such fun

Nagesh.MVS said...

Nice stuff. The chicken is very cool...
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