Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mom, mom, mom


I love having Ellie along for bike rides, but I sort of have to gear up for those trips since she becomes a non-stop stream of chatter.

Are the horsies out today?

Mom, where does the wind live?

Does the sun go to sleep when we can't see it?

I'm looking at the sun, mom. Actually, I'm just kidding. Actually.

Mom, why is the wind loud in my ears?

Look, look the horsies ARE out today!

Mom, why do the weeds look like flowers?


Mom, mom, mom!

Yes?

Mom, why are you making loud breath noises?

Ellie, please wait until I get to the top of this hill before you ask me anything else.

Mom, why are you not going faster? I like going faster. Mom? I'm firsty.

Ellie. Please. Don't. Talk. Until. We. Get. To. The. Stop. Sign. (gasp, pant, wheeze).

How come I can't talk to you? Oh, I know. It's 'cuz hills make it so you can't listen.

Ellie!

Approximately 30 seconds of blissful, sweat-ridden, muscle-straining silence. Then...

Mom? Could you used to fly when you were a girl?

And so on, and so on for another 40 minutes or until my ears start to bleed and fall off.

8 comments:

M-Cat said...

LOL she sounds like a fun ride companion!

Kimberly said...

Her and Becca would be quite a pair. I feel guilty when I accidentally tune her out but I think it's a self-defense mechanism.

Loralee and the gang... said...

So I'm NOt the only one with a non-stop-talker child. Ears bleed and fall off...exactly!

Mrs. Organic said...

Loralee - all of mine have been like that, maybe to make up for there brother who can't speak...

Mrs. Organic said...

Yes I mispelled their - but it's after 1 AM, I can't possibly be expected to spell with any degree of accuracy.

Nancy Face said...

This is the cutest thing I've read in a long time! LOVE IT! :)

andrea said...

That settles it.....I'm not doing it. Pulling the bike trailer behind my bike that is. Maybe it's time to get up early enough to go solo.

Omgirl said...

Hahaha, I can totally relate! That is how it is around here 24/7 with Daphne. She and Ellie shuld get together and ask eachother questions to their hearts' content!