Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Gift

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A couple of days ago, my 8 year old came into the kitchen while I was cooking dinner. She said, "Mommy, I have a gift for you!"

When I turned around, I saw her standing on the kitchen tile with a large gift bag hanging rather heavily on one arm.

I gasped because I thought for a moment, because of the way she had said it, that she might have had the baby in there. Then, I dismissed that silly notion from my head because I just knew that would be ridiculous.




16 comments:

Simple Journeys said...

Oh my!!! *gasp* I see the picture was taken with the bag #1. sitting and #2. on carpet!!

The Estrogen Files said...

That sheepish grin! Glad it's all okay and you didn't lose your mind!

Nikki said...

Oh dear. When my oldest was really new, like maybe less than two weeks, I discovered he could fit in my cute Mary Kay hand bag. But those straps were probably stronger than a gift bag. And I didn't carry him around holding the handles. I just thought hmm... I bet he'd fit in this bag, and then I tried it.

Liz said...

UHHHH, I think my heart would have stopped for a second and then prayed please let that be a strong bag!

DangitAnge said...

ROTFL~ I love it! I love how your big one looks a bit sheepish and how the baby looks a wee bit nervous about it all too. Or does the baby look nervous 'cause of the tone of voice you used on the big one?? :D

Samara said...

I just laughed so hard that my little guy got peer-pressured and started laughing too.

MamaJ said...

Oh...my...goodness!!! I tried not to let my 4yo see the pic, he would just love to try that one out!

Kara said...

Ohhhhh, the picture is too cute, but I can imagine the fear. Em and Soph seem to think their little sister can be dragged around and put in anything as well. I've uttered many "Thank you God" for not letting her be hurt:)

Holly said...

EEEEEEK!

Nicole said...

I think it's adorable! For safety reasons, you can make sure that she knows not to put the baby in something that closes, but to just put the baby in the bag is so cute! If she was carrying it like you said, that might have made it scarier!

When I had my first child, I put her in all kinds of silly places just for the sake of taking pictures. That picture will mean so much to you in later years.

Okay, I take it back, I probably would have freaked if someone ELSE had done it.

ymwifey said...

Now that is one good natured baby! :o) Haha! I will have to show this to David!

Rachel said...

What an adorable picture!!
My daughter has come out carrying my youngest in an array of scary and heartstopping ways. I feel you.

Jenn said...

beautiful baby!

Amy D said...

Hanging on one arm!? Yikes! But still awfully cute! :)

When my oldest was about that size my mom (who shall remain anonymous, but happens to have commented on this same post) and I put him in a soft-sided insulated cooler on wheels (with the lid open, of course) and rolled him around the living room. I think he liked it. It was hard to tell. His expression was a lot like Emelyn's... :)

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

Gorgeous... but definitely would cause palpitations!!

A Hopeful Hollar said...

Hey, where can I buy one of those sweet gifts?

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