Monday, April 14, 2008

I want a cookie.

Franny makes spontaneous requests. She is able to ask for just about anything she wants using her words. We are so pleased that she is capable of this level of communication and know that it has taken a great deal of work to get her to this point, and we are grateful for all the help we've received from various people in achieving this end. However, her requests sometimes can seem a little excessive.

The other night I was on the phone and cleaning the kitchen before dinner. We had dinner planned and Franny came in and asked, or rather demanded, that we have bacon. Bacon was not part of our dinner plans.

"Just a minute, honey. Mommy's on the phone."
"Bacon. I want bacon."
Me on the phone: "Blah blah blah, kids are crazy, blah blah blah"
"Bacon, bacon. . . BACON!!!"
Me, firm and with authority: "Franny, I am on the phone. You will wait until I am finished on the phone and then I will make you bacon."
Her: "Bacon, bacon, bacon..."

So last night I was sewing and the girls were playing with Bobby on the bed in our bedroom and Franny said, "Cookie. I want a cookie. Can I have a cookie please?"

Now Bobby had probably just only minutes before procured for her a glass of milk. Her requests come rather frequently sometimes. Comfortable and settled on our bed, with two cute little brunettes under each arm and not wanting to venture into the kitchen again, he answered flippantly, "I don't know Franny. I'll pray about it." Franny folds her arms and closes her eyes and says: "Dear Heavenly Father, mumble mumble gibberish... cookie? mumble mumble he said no... Jesus Christ Amen."

We were unsuccessful at stifling our giggles and Bobby asked her what Heavenly Father said. She then said, "Heavenly Father. . . okay." Bobby said, "that's good enough for me!" And then he was off to the kitchen to fetch a cookie.


mickell said...

Julia could be one of the prettiest brides I have ever seen. Scott & I were sad to not be there, this time of year is crazy for him & getting things going before the summer begins. I can't believe how grown up Annie & Maggie are! They are absolutely beautiful. What a pretty group of sisters! The wedding pictures are awesome. By the way, I really wish I was more of a cook (sigh) I think this every time I check your blog. Hope things are going well:)

Jodie said...

Boy oh boy- Franny has already learned how to work the system- watch out! I love a kid who knows how to get what she wants! Too funny!

Jill said...

That is the cutest story, what a doll!

Danny and Betsy said...

Ha! That is classic Bobby to tell Franny, I will pray about it! have such an adorable little family!

Jane said...

I love that story, she is so cute.

Julia Warner said...

That is so cute. I am so proud of Franny. She is doing so great! Bobby is so funny.

Pattie said...

franny is really blossoming..she is such a cutie...lets go the park sometime..

Natalie said...

Thanks you so much for this story--it made me laugh!

Jenny said...

what a hoot.

Erin said...

That is just hilarious!

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