Monday, February 12, 2007

The Unintentional Compliment of the Week Goes To.....

.....our neice, Courtney, who is three.

Some background on the lead up to the compliment:

Saturday was an impromptu reunion of sorts with my husband's family. Uncharacteristically, all of his siblings were going to be in town this weekend, with most of their kids present as well. We haven't seen his one brother in about five years. Still another brother is in the Navy, so we only see him when he is on leave. So, we all congregated at my sister-in-law's house. Robert ended up cooking breakfast for the whole shin dig (how'd he get conned in to that one?) and I did the dishes.

When it was time to go, Courtney and her sister, Carly, who is six, our neice Jasmine, her brother, Fred, and our ever present neice, DeeDee, all begged me to take them home. We had a blast! What a housefull we had! Jess and Jo were with us, and Josh stayed with two cousins at my mother-in-law's house. Robert, who used to love having his neices and nephews around, hid out in our bedroom. I think that was even a bit too much for him.

Anyway, Courtney can be a little meddlesome. She is totally adorable, but she gets in to stuff in a heartbeat. We haven't kept her overnight since she was a few months old, so it was an adventure! Jess, Jasmine and DeeDee are all older girls, so they helped watched their michevious cousin. Anyway, I was in the living room, and I guess Courtney got in to something in the sitting room. I heard Jess tell her to go to the living room and behave herself.

She came huffing in to the living room, pointing at Jess, indignant. She said, "Aunt Kris, your sister is being mean to me!" ;) Talk about an ego boost!

I'd better go for now. We're supposed to get a nasty snowstorm, and I'm trying to get tomorrow's work done just in case I don't get in tomorrow.

Have a good week until I can post again!


Elliemarie said...

Kids do say the darndest things. Usually to the point of being brutally honest-so damn, you must look good!

Be very careful driving!

neicybelle said...

how fun!!

don't you love kids! i do! i just love having a full house! especially neices and nephews!

Holli said...

Oh how funny! I bet you coulda just squeezed her to death and I bet she got away with everything after that one! hehe!