On Her Flying Trapeze

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Of Piglet and Prophecy

I remember a while back Angela’s daughter was freaking her out a wee bit by telling her morbid things about her future. The past few days Laylee has been telling me what we should do when our house falls down. Has anyone told her that Seattle is expecting a major earthquake any day now or do we just read too much about the three little pork chops? I promise our house is not made of straw.

However, Laylee is fairly certain that it will be falling down soon. When it does, we are to evacuate immediately and go live at Grammy’s house until our house gets put back up again.

Then today she told me that tomorrow we are all going to die. Um, thanks for the warning. I asked her if tomorrow was the day the house was gonna fall down. She said "no". We’re just gonna die. So if I don’t post…

Now I will share with you something else that’s been disturbing me into hysterical laughter:


So Piglet’s gonna get blown away, huh? What kind of hood is this Hundred Acre Wood?


Blogger meredith said...

Thanks for the warning, I am steering clear of the Hundred Acre Wood :)

5/10/2006 1:23 AM

Blogger Grammy said...

Only me, trying again.

I'm just glad that Laylee knows that y'all can always take refuge @ Grammy & Papa's house. Don't let your house really fall down. Don't die. Just come. I'm counting the days!

5/10/2006 2:57 AM

Blogger Nettie said...

I think Laylee just really wants to live "one big happy family" style with Grammy and Papa!

5/10/2006 4:56 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOve the blown away card! :)

5/10/2006 6:14 AM

Anonymous shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

Okay, I'm with Laylee. Watched a documentary last week about The Big One that's going to hit the Pacific NW with the tsumani and all that, and I thought of you. Come to Oklahoma! ;) It rains a lot less, I promise.

5/10/2006 6:22 AM

Blogger Tess said...

Kentucky's good too, just a bunch of crazy no-snow driving people :)

5/10/2006 7:35 AM

Blogger ABC Momma said...

Maybe I'm reading too much between the lines, but are you trying to tell us something? I hope you are feeling better now than last week. Stay away from those woods and get a lot of duct tape for those windows.

5/10/2006 8:41 AM

Anonymous Heather from One Woman's World said...

I love you, and if your house blows down, it's not because I huffed and puffed.

5/10/2006 8:42 AM

Blogger kate said...

maybe she's clairvoyant!

5/10/2006 9:16 AM

Blogger JRV said...

Maybe she felt that 2.2 quake we had the other day here in Seattle!? Maybe it's truly a warning for us all, my food supply could feed my family for about a week...how is yours? :)

5/10/2006 9:17 AM

Blogger Karen said...

Good times. Cool has been obsessing over the house burning down.

Maybe she just wants and excuse to go to Grammy's house.

Maybe you should ask the yellow clippy barrette.

5/10/2006 9:45 AM

Anonymous surcie said...

That reminds me. . .I need to hurry up and get in another trip to Salty's and to the 5 Spot! (I really hate all that apocalyptic art they sell in the touristy shops, don't you?)

We've been watching the classic, "the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" on DVD. I always worry that the whole wind thing is having some sort of subliminal impact on Bugaboo. Owl's home is blown a way. Piglet is nearly blown away. Pooh himself is almost blown away. So far, I think I'm more disturbed by it than the boy is.

5/10/2006 10:05 AM

Blogger Susan said...

Henry has correctly predicted the sex of every baby born in our family in the past four years. This includes his brother, three nieces and a nephew, and the babies of three friends. NONE of the expectant parents found out ahead of time what they were having; Henry just KNEW.

Because, as my dissertation director used to say, he has ESPN.

5/10/2006 10:38 AM

Blogger momofalltrades said...

I have to go to Seattle next week! I'll be checking with Laylee to make sure it's safe, so don't die tomorrow...m'kay?

5/10/2006 11:11 AM

Anonymous K said...

It is a bit disturbing when the kiddles get stuck on such things. I remember when my girlie was younger, I am thinking she was around kindergarden or so, and she was stuck on death (having experienced no one's death firsthand). Everything she said had to do with death. Questions and more goofy questions. That and the "what if xxx happens..." constantly!!! I finally started getting on her. She was being so morbid. Very very disturbing.

5/10/2006 12:42 PM

Anonymous JD said...

YOu have been TAGGED!!

And the hundered acher wood is probably in the midwestern, tornado alley!! LOL

5/10/2006 1:23 PM

Blogger aquamarine said...

You never can tell with kids and apparently the Hundred Acre Wood either!

5/10/2006 1:36 PM

Blogger The One With The Food said...

I really hope your house doesn't fall down and that you don't die.
What do you say to her when she says things like that. Do you ask her why? Tell her that you are not going to die? I am just very curious because I need to prep for when my Bug inherits her mommy's wild imagination. :P

5/10/2006 6:57 PM

Blogger theresa said...

I think it's due to all the deaths you've been having in your family lately. She seems to be internalizing it all and getting scared that everyone (i.e. mama, grammy, papa, etc.) is going to leave her. Am I a psychiatrist? Heck no, I just have a little girl the same age that does this very same thing. Good Luck in the Hundred-Acre Woods!

5/10/2006 9:41 PM

Blogger Cmommy said...

What is Pooh's plan for Piglet? Is he planning to sit on Piglet? stuff him in the honeypot?

thanks for helping me to see the funny side of every situation...I needed that today!

5/10/2006 9:45 PM

Blogger Traci said...

We had a tornado rip through here about a month ago and now my 4 yr keeps saying that the next tornado is going to suck our house up. What crazy imaginations they have at this age. As for piglet being blown away...I think that is hilarious. I would have never read it that way if you had not pointed it out.

5/11/2006 11:35 AM

Blogger Sugarmama said...

My older daughter is obsessed with our house catching on fire lately. Not sure where THAT came from, but I do think my walking her through what she should do if there really is a fire is just making things worse!

5/12/2006 6:43 AM


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