Conversations with DynaGirl

19 Mar

These all took place at the breakfast table this morning.

DynaGirl: Sometimes when I’m talking—and this has only happened at home, well, maybe once or twice at school—but sometimes when I’m talking, a little drool slips out of my mouth. But it mostly just happens at home.

When my kids do embarrassing things at home I always ask, “You don’t do that at school, do you?”


 

DynaGirl’s always getting after Goose about clearing her dishes from the table.

DynaGirl: When I grow up my family’s going to have a rule that if you don’t clear your dish from the meal before, you have to use that same dish for the next meal.

Me: Did you just make that up?

DynaGirl: No, I’ve been thinking about it for a few weeks.

For weeks.


Future hopes and dreams.

DynaGirl: When I grow up, I want to have 9 kids—5 girls and 4 boys.

Me:  Why?

DynaGirl:  Because I have lots of names to use plus I just want to.  There’s going to be Dominic, Lexi, Christopher and Chrysanthemum (they’re twins and we’re going to call them both Chris because Chryssy would be like a tomboy and Christoper wouldn’t like Christopher), Trevor, Lola and Kylee (they’re twins too), and Sunny.

Me: You’re missing a boy.

DynaGirl: I have it written down in my journal.  Do you want me to grab it real quick?

Me: If you want.

DynaGirl, not finished with her breakfast: I’ll take my toast.  Coming back downstairs.  It was Sam.  OK, so it’s Dominic and then Lexi Lily, Christopher Frank and Chrysanthemum Joy (wait, it’s really Joy Chrysanthemum), Trevor Fred, Lola Violet and Kylee Rose, Sam Phil, and Sunny Lupin.

Me:  Lupin?

DynaGirl: It’s a flower.  I want all the girls’ second names to be flowers.

Me: How come Dominic doesn’t have a second name?

DynaGirl: I thought my husband could pick that one.  Remember my caterpillars’ names? (DynaGirl’s second grade class studied caterpillars and each student got to raise a few of their own from caterpillar to butterfly.)

Me: No.

DynaGirl: Well, all of my boys’ second names are my caterpillars’ names: Frank, Fred and Phil.

Me: Oh, OK.  Go brush your teeth.

DynaGirl:  Oh!  I left my toast upstairs!

I can’t wait for her to read her journal in about ten years.

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19 Responses to “Conversations with DynaGirl”

  1. madhousewife March 19, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    DynaGirl cracks me up. I hope she really uses those names. That’ll be awesome. “Sunny Lupin”–that’s awesome.

  2. cheryl March 19, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    I’m with mad –and I think DynaGirl is a genius! I love the stuff she comes up with (and that you tell the world about it, too, so we can enjoy it!).

  3. Julie March 19, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Oh my goodness, she is so great! Guess what? Both my girls have a flower for their first or second name — I love it.

    My journal was full of dumb things like “I’m going to marry Richie Lilya and when I do it will be so fun to look back in my journal and see that I wrote about it even then!”
    We’re now Facebook friends and I’m pretty awesomely glad that I didn’t marry him.

    Oh, and I really like her dish rule — I’ll be remembering that one.

  4. Susan M March 19, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    Haha! That is hilarious. Her caterpillars’ names. So awesome.

    Julie, I remember as a young teen wondering who I’d marry and what he was doing that very moment. Little did I know it’d end up being the guy who sat behind me in band with drum sticks dangling from his nostrils.

  5. Kamilli Vanilli March 19, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    It’s obvious she really thinks these things through…..for weeks even! What a great girl!

  6. shazza March 19, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    Wow, what a cool kid.

    I am seriously considering adopting the table-clearing rule.

  7. Alison Wonderland March 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    I love the table clearing rule. It’s perfect.

    I recall having a list of names for my kids too. Things like: Brianna, Sorcia and Alora Dannon (might I have watched Willow one too many times?). I guess I better get on the having more kids if I’m going to meet that goal.

  8. Mother of the Wild Boys March 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    You can tell DynaGirl that the drooling thing happens to the best of us…even me. 🙂
    And the dishes rule? Pure genius.
    I remember wanting 10 kids when I was DG’s age. I wish I had thought to write all their names in my journal. The only one I remember is a girl named Geni (pronounced like Jenny). Why didn’t I just spell in Jenny? Anyway…

  9. boquinha March 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    Awesome. And you are a good listener. I mean, 10 names? And she lists them all and you notice a boy is missing? Way to go.

  10. Julie March 19, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Susan, I’m cracking up!!! Drumsticks in his nose — that wasn’t love at first sight???

  11. cheryl March 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Julie wanted to marry Richie Lilya!?!?

    Yeah, me too.

  12. amanda d March 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    These conversations are priceless. So funny. And I knew what a lupin was. Feeling pretty proud about that right now.

  13. boquinha March 19, 2009 at 7:19 pm #

    See now I thought “Harry Potter” as soon as I read that.

  14. foofer March 20, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    I thought the flower was “lupine”, but I remember them playing a significant role in a Nancy Drew mystery (lupines grew along the fence where the bad guys hideout was).

    Remember when you, Mad, and I were discussing baby names (ages ago), and our brother said, “Why don’t you name one of your kids after me?” And then Mom said, “Who would want to name their kid ‘Dork’?” She later admitted that it was a terrible thing to say, but she just couldn’t resist it.

    You can tell Dynagirl that I’ve always thought “Chrysanthe” would be a pretty name — of course, then she could always say she’s “Chrysanthe’s mum”, which would be an extremely embarrassing pun. (I just know that Merkin’s rolling his eyes over this, but we’re not having any more kids, so who cares?)

    I still say that if I had triplets, I would name them Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. (Once again, not having any more kids, so who cares?)

  15. Julie March 20, 2009 at 7:28 am #

    Foofer, have you ever seen the VeggieTales about Rack, Shack, & Benny? It’s hilarious.

  16. shazza March 20, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    I heart Veggie Tales.

  17. bythelbs March 20, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    Mad—Yeah, Sunny Lupin’s got kind of a nice ring to it.

    Cheryl—DynaGirl will be happy to hear that from you.

    Julie—The dish rule is actually pretty clever, I think. I’d like to see a picture of this Richard Lilya.

    Susan—Drum sticks. So classic. That sounds like something Mr. T would do. (My Mr. T.)

    Kamilli—The wheels in that mind of hers are always turning. Always.

    Shazza—I’m seriously considering adopting the table clearing rule. And she is pretty cool.

    Alison—Sorcia is classic. Can’t believe you didn’t use that one. There’s still time!

    Mother—I never wanted more than 5 kids when I was little, and we barely made it to 4. I’ll be sure to tell DynaGirl she’s not alone in her drool.

    Boquinha—Well, I was writing them down. That’s how I noticed she was missing a boy. As I was writing, she said, “Are you going to put this on your blog?” My kids know me so well. She didn’t mind though. And I immediately thought of HP too.

    Amanda—As you should! Feel proud!

    Foofer—It might be lupine. I didn’t actually look it up. I just copied it off DynaGirl’s journal page (that she showed me).

    Veggie Tales are awesome.

  18. Richie November 13, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    Ok, Mrs Rose… Thanks for the props and I feel flattered that you actually put me in your journal… That is some funny stuff! It is really quite humorous what you can find when you google yourself and do your “own” background check…

  19. Julie November 13, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    Lov-ing THIS!!!!

    Yet another lesson in “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT OUT ON THE INTERNETS!”

    Glad it was all good.

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