|This is her “Um, I dunno. He’s gone Mommy!” face.|
Oh the holidays. A time for giving. A time for love. A time for an insane amount of time spent shoved in a car with our toddler.
Today we are on our way to my in-laws family dinner. It is always one of my favourite gatherings of the holidays. No one can put on a meal quite like a family of farmers. Plus there is a rubber chicken involved….I’ll have to post Instagram photos to explain that one….
One thing I do love about driving with Lilly, is that it really gives her an uninterrupted time to explore her imagination. We hit the highway and she turned into a very creative backseat driver…
Lilly: “Mommy!! Go faster! Drive faster!“
Mommy: (little confused, especially since I’m not even driving) “Go faster? Why do we need to go faster?“
Lilly: “The monster is coming! Faster Daddy, faster!“
Mommy: “A monster? Oh no! Are you going to protect us?!“
Lilly: “Yeah. But go faster!“
Mommy: “Thank you for protecting us. But honey we can’t go faster. There are cars in front of us and we don’t want to get in trouble.“
Lilly: “The monster is coming!!” (She is very insistent on this point) “You go faster now!“
Mommy: “Honey can you show me the monster? Where is he?“
Lilly: (looking around) “Um, I dunno. Oh, he’s gone Mommy.“
Yeah, that’s what I thought. So we won’t be breaking any speed limits today to avoid the grasps of monsters. We are safe for now.
Although we may have a monster on our hands of this little lady doesn’t get some sleep on the way down. Oh the holidays!
Read more of my funny little musings with my monkey with the rest of my Talking With My Toddler posts.
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