Moommmm, why does…

(I was looking for a picture of Squish when I stumbled on a bunch of Chicken’s home-made anigarumi and thought I’d share, because she does such an outstanding job:-)


Squish goes to day care at the gym three days a week. It’s not enough. Not that I”M going banana bugshit, per se (although I am!) but because she needs someone else to talk to. How do I know? Because when we get in the car to go home from the gym, she doesn’t draw breath until we get home!

“Moommmm! How come I’m cute?”

“I have no idea.”

“But Sam’s mom thinks I’m cute.”

“Sam’s mom is a very nice person.”

“But she said I’m cute.”

“Well, she would know.”

“Moommmm! When is our house going to get old and far apart?”

“Five years ago.”

“When is that?”

“About the time you were born.”

“Why did it start falling down?”

“Because we gave up.”

“Gave up on what?”

“Keeping it clean.”

“But you still clean it now.”

“But not enough.”

“Enough for what?”

“Enough for it not to fall down.”

“Will it fall down when I’m grown up?”

“I’m sure it will.”

“Everything will fall down and stop when I leave, won’t it?”



*choking on soda* “What?”

“I want ice cream.”

“How about after we pick up your sister and your brother.”

“But I want it now.”

“But you haven’t asked.”

“Can I have some ice cream please?”

“How about after we pick up your sister and your brother.”

“Okay. Can I have something to drink before that?”




“We need a two-puppy house.”

“A two puppy house? We only have one puppy!”

“I know. That’s why I need a chihuahua.”

“A chihuahua.”

” Yes. That will be my puppy. That will be good.”

“We still have Chiquita, the farting dog.”

“That’s another reason. My chihuahua won’t fart.”

“THAT is an excellent point.”

“Thank you.”

Following this is an unprecedented, peaceful two stoplight period of silence during which I can almost formulate a complete thought if it were not for the idiot driving ten miles below the speed limit in front of me, and then…



“I love you.”

*sigh* “Love you too, Squish. Did you say you wanted ice cream?”

0 thoughts on “Moommmm, why does…”

  1. DecRainK says:

    Its like the universe but out a psychic wave around Squish saying "Gotta Love me" then lent her untold powers.

    My roommate and I LIVE for squish stories.

  2. Squish keeps you on your toes. Someone has to keep you grounded at times.

  3. Galad says:

    Exhausted just reading your post 🙂 Someday rereading it will really make you smile!

  4. roxie says:

    Squish is cute because she contracted the adorable germ from her mom. I love you, too.

  5. Donna Lee says:

    Emily was like that (she's still like that, sorry to burst your bubble but they don't grow out of it). She didn't talk much at all until all of a sudden at 18 months of age, she walked up to me and said "neh me mommy" (nurse me mommy). I decided if a child was old enough to ask for it, maybe it was time to do the weaning thing.

    She spoke in sentences from then on and only stopped to take a breath. good thing is, I love going out with her becdause I can be the same way!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Boy, does that sound familiar!

    It's probably a very good thing that we live on opposite sides of the planet, because if my Sasquatch and your Squish ever joined forces, the world would shudder to a complete stop under the weight of all that personality.

    I just hope we can teach them to use their powers for good.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *