Saturday, October 23, 2010

It really was a nice necklace

My niece is such a hoot. This girl is six years old and is smarter than I am sometimes. She kicks my butt at Super Mario and yells at me when I say a curse word. She once told me, “You know you will go to Hell for saying words like that.” I was baffled.

Yesterday she came by to visit me at work and bring me lunch. (Her mother brought her of course. 6 year olds can’t drive.) We were sitting there eating and I commented on how much I liked her necklace. Here is how the conversation went.

Me: I love that necklace. It’s so pretty.

Niece: Thanks. Everyone at school likes it, too. My friend asked me if she could have it.

Me: I take it that you said no.

Niece: Well, I felt bad for saying no, so I told her that it was my step sister’s necklace.

Me: You don’t have a step sister.

Niece: I know. But I told her that I couldn’t give it away because my step sister was in the hospital and she was dying.

Me: {chokes back laughter} Why didn’t you just tell her no?

Niece: That would be mean.

Me: Lying isn’t very nice, either.

Niece: Yeah, well at least I still have my necklace.

I looked at her mom and we both broke out into a fit of laughter. My niece just sat there and looked at us like we were stupid for not grasping the whole concept.

Then when I got home from work I found that Boyfriend had bought me these...

It was a good day.

14 comments:

steph c said...

My niece is 11 and is just figuring out how sarcasm works. The girl consistently cracks me up and corrects me on things alll the time, it's great.

Bouncin' Barb said...

6 Huh? Wow. Smart cookie. Flowers are pretty. What a good guy!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Oh and btw, love the turtle!!!

Mynx said...

Darn the turtle is back, cant steal it now... umm er, Yay the turtle is back lol. Children are precious and it looks like she will go far in the world. Flowers are gorgeous. Lucky girl, he has great taste in flowers and women.

Canadianbloggergirl said...

Your niece is cute! Nice flowers, I love getting them!

CBG
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Jess said...

I love a child's logic!

Miss Vicki said...

Yahoo! The turtle is back!! What beautiful flowers :)

DW said...

So lying is okay, but she has been taught that swearing = going to hell? Too funny! I love six-year-old's logic.

Calandreya said...

I like it when you have a good day. And I like the turtle, too. :)

FreeFlying said...

I like how kids can rationalize stuff. Like, it's mean to say "no" but killing off a poor step sister is totally in the acceptable range.

And yay for sweet boyfriends!

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Tress said...

@Steph- oh jeeze... I am not looking forward to her learning sarcasm.

@Barb- Thanks! I did get pretty lucky when I found him:)

@Mynx- LOL I promise you that as soon as I get tired of the turtle, you get first dibs. And thanks for saying Boyfriend has great taste in women! I read that to him and he smiled, but didn't really agree, but he didn't disagree either! HEHE :)

@CBG- Thanks! I love getting them, too. Makes me very happy.

@Jess-Me too. It amazes me sometimes what she says. Most of the time I'm like "Where the Hell did you come up with that??!?"

@Vicki- Thank you! I was very happy with them.

@DW- I know right?! I can't even say shit in front of her or she has damned me to Hell, but she sure can lie her way out of giving up her necklace.

@Calandreya- Thanks a billion!! The turtle is very popular around here :)

@FreeFlying- LMAO- Yes, killing off a step sister is totally okay in her book. I don't know where she comes up with this stuff.

Brittany said...

TOOO FUNNY! You're niece is a riot!

I also love the header too cute!

OHHH and a boyfriend who buys flowers? Lucky!

amchornetgirl said...

Yep, boyfriend is smart! So is your niece ;)

Tress said...

@Brittany-Thanks...I was struggling with the header design. I kinda like how it turned out though.

@Hornet- I'll never admit it to him, but yes he is very smart :)