Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Cat in the Hat Could Learn a Thing or Two

Unfortunately it is raining very hard today, and is supposed to continue raining all day. This makes for a rather dull day unless Mommy can come up with something fun to do in the house. Too bad Cat in the Hat isn't in the neighborhood.

I'm not too concerned, however, since Hadley finds things to do that are usually way beyond my comprehension. The other day she took the clips off my hot rollers, clipped them on her feet and legs, and told me she was going to go roller skating. Earlier last week this is what she was playing with:

And here is an explanation (I use that word loosely):

Hadley also loves to help clean, which I don't think is that strange for kids her age, but we still find it entertaining. Here she is helping Daddy clean the floors:

In the end of the video, you might hear Hadley say hi to the broom. She has taken to talking to objects such as brooms, toothbrushes, shoes, you get the idea. Jesse and I are the voices of these objects. It has come to the point where we can't read books to her unless someone or something else is reading. The other night I had to read a book in the voice of her small stool (I called it Mr. Stool and she corrected me and said that its name is Small Stool). During the story, Hadley interrupted me and said, "Um, wait. Small Stool can't read because he don't have no mouth."
"You're right." I said.
"And Small Stool doesn't have arms to turn the pages." she added.
"That's also true."
After a short pause to reflect on this, I began to finish the book and Hadley said, "No, no, no, Mommy. Small Stool is going to read it."

On Monday we had some friends over and Harper was happy to share her stuff with Chloe. Here they are hanging out together:

And a short video:


Valerie said...

Hadley has such an imagination! I love reading about all the fun things she says and does.

And I'm hoping Joshua enjoys cleaning like she does! :)

Keri said...

I literally laughed out loud at the story about Small Stool reading the book. I'm sure in Hadley's mind it all made perfect sense.

Tara Shuple said...

Chase is finishing 2nd grade and still enjoys if I "voice" the different people in stories...even chapter books like Harry Potter...so, get your voice cords stretching, you have a few years of coming up with people who are not you!!!! :)