Abby Asks

I have more questions than answers.

The mutt’s what?

with 4 comments

My toddler niece is smarter than I am or ever will be.  This was evident the first time she turned to me and said, “Are you in the middle of an existential crisis?”  I nearly choked on my burrito.

The great thing about being an aunt is I have a legitimate reason to turn into Robin Williams (sans the hairy arms).  Like him, I flail about, speak in funny voices and do impressions.  I’ve become especially good at Mickey Mouse – just ask my family.  Not to toot my own horn, but really bad accents are my specialty.  Think British and French accents that sound nothing like British or French accents.

In an effort to entertain my super smart niece and to prove I was a much better Mrs. Doubtfire, I invented a game which called for a British accent.  The reason for such an accent isn’t totally clear; I think it’s akin to speaking in tongues.  We were to find an imaginary frog.  My niece loved the idea and went along with it.  In my head I was thinking, “Yeah, she’s not fussing.”  (The accent was much better in my head.)  In my niece’s head I’m sure she was thinking, “Gotcha again, Auntie!”

She basically made the game meet her own ends.  Of course.  She likes it when I lift her up high and come falling down (softly).  So where is froggy?  He’s up on the ceiling right above Mommy’s bed.  She likes when you run after her.  So where’s froggy?  He’s down the hall.  No, he’s in the kitchen.  No, he’s on Mt. Everest.  It really doesn’t matter; just bloody run.

My niece even bettered my butchered accent.  She turned to me and said, “Isn’t this game the mutt’s nuts?”


Written by abbyro

February 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

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  1. I love that kid.

    You’re pretty alright, too.


    February 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

  2. She’s totally cooler than I am. I’ve accepted that. 🙂


    February 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  3. I found you.On page two of know,the page that is SO overlooked that one could hide a dead body there if they so wish.Anyhow, you’re incredibly cute, hilarious and absurd.And you haven’t blogged in almost 4 months,whats up with that??

    p.s. the ocean said,”hello yourself” 🙂


    May 26, 2012 at 12:20 am

  4. Thank you, Ash. You are quite funny yourself. Please keep writing. Yeah, I probably should follow my own advice. 🙂


    May 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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