Small Humans

Okay– I admit it. Today is all about Squish.

It’s going to be short because we’re going to the zoo in San Francisco tomorrow (okay, why it’s tomorrow and not on Friday, when we had a monsoon until 11 a.m. but blue skies after that is sort of a story in it’s own, one in which I disappointed Mate in the extreme with my reluctance to drive in monsoons with a busted defrogger, but I won’t bore you with that.)

Aherm. Anyway, Squish had a couple of extremely fun moments today, and I thought I’d share.

* Moment the first– Squish and Zoomboy are back in gymnastics, and the other night, as I was flipping through channels, I caught women’s college gymnastics on a sports channel, and had Squish watch for a minute. “Ooooh… Mama! I want to do PRETTY tricks!” So I told her to tell her teacher. And Joanna told her that she’d have to practice really hard–so that’s been Squish’s goal. “I want to do PRETTY tricks!” Bless her squishee little heart, right?

Anyway, Squish has to do a trick in which she stands up on someones hands and holds the position for ten seconds, and she did her trick and came up to me and said, “Mama, did you see that? I stood on the human and counted to ten!”

“Wow– you stood on the human?”

“Uh-huh! And counted to ten!”

So now you know– standing on a human really is a pretty trick!

* Moment the second–okay– this is something she’s been doing lately. she takes little pieces of paper and twists them tight and then stuffs them in straws of say, empty juice pouches and then stands up the empty juice pouch and says, “Look, Mama–it’s a flower!” She did this the other day, and the table was FULL of an entire juice pouch/kleenex bouquet, and she was DEVASTATED when her dad came home and said, “What the hell is this?” and uprooted her trash garden, so to speak.

Anyway, so we stopped at McD’s on the way to gymnastics, and there I was, chatting with one of the other moms and she goes, “Here mom. It’s your flower!”

Very sweet.

* Moment the third–and this was just frickin’ hilarious.

OKay– we usually watch television (in this case, Date Night, with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell– funny funny movie) with Squish’s noise in the background. She plays, she sings, she…

PLays doctor.

It was Mate who noticed it first. She has this little toy that lights up and spins, and she was running it over the animals and calling it the “checker’. So she was running the Checker over the stuffed animals, and then she said, “Oh no! This one needs the beep beep thing!” And then she took an empty juice pouch with a straw, put the straw near the animals’ mouth, and started squeezing it rhythmically like, say, on a medical show when someone has been intubated and is getting their oxygen via a bag that someone’s squeezing. Then she ran the Checker over the patient, and eventually the intubation was removed and the animal pronounced fit and healthy and another one was given the Checker–this time by her brother, who got to hold the intubation kit.

Before that happened, though, Chicken, Mate and I almost wet our pants laughing.

God. Kids. Sometimes, they really ARE better than television.

0 thoughts on “Small Humans”

  1. Awesome. I usually wanted to stand on other humans right after watching the Olympics when I was a kid. Glad she gets to live her dream out.

  2. DecRainK says:

    I LOVE Squish. She rocks my socks

  3. roxie says:

    Little sponges that they are – it's fascinating to see what they soak up. And your kids play so well!

    Love the Squish flowers! Poor Mate. Some people just don't get "art."

  4. Donna Lee says:

    I think Standing On Humans should be a new Olympic event. That would be interesting to watch. Small humans are the most interesting species on the planet.

  5. Louiz says:

    Love standing on human tricks, sounds great.

    And she's obviously got a great future in the medical world, look how well her patients recover:)

    My reader is playing silly games so I've only just found this post. Sorry!

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