In case you missed it, my six year old daughter Izzy, enterprising young writer that she is, will be taking over my blog until Friday this week. I am altering today’s Monday Listicles topic just slightly. Instead of 10 Dumbest Purchases, Izzy’s topic today will be 10 Things I Bought With My Own Money. Huh. Come to think of it, those topics aren’t so different after all…
*Before we started, Izzy got very nervous. She was worried about having her picture in the blog, and I told her we didn’t have to take her picture. That made her feel better. Without further ado, may I present…
10 Things Izzy Bought With Her Own Money
- Neck pillow Me: You have a neck pillow? Izzy: Well, it’s broken now. But I really liked it, and I bought it with my own money. *According to my husband, the neck pillow broke immediately after purchase, hence, I never knew of its existence.
- Glow sticks Me: Why do you like those? Izzy: Well, because there was a whole entire bag of them. Do I have to write why I like them? Me: No.
- Bubble soap Izzy: I bought bubble soap, but I didn’t enjoy it. (Waving her hand frantically at me.) Don’t put down bubble soap.
- Note cards Izzy: Does it count if Grammy bought it, but it was from the dollar section anyway? Me: Sure. Izzy: OK. Note cards.
- To/From Tags Izzy: What else did we buy from the dollar section? Me: Didn’t we buy To/From tags? Izzy: Oh yeah! Me: Did you like those? Izzy: Mmm-hmm. I wrap gifts with them sometimes.
- Noise Putty (Izzy temporarily loses her train of thought. She needs some help to gather an idea. Daddy joins us on the couch.) Daddy: At the museum, you bought some noise putty. Izzy: (excitedly) Noise putty! Noise putty! Me: So, for people who don’t know, what is noise putty? Izzy: It makes farting noises. Me: Hmm. Is that fun? Izzy: (breathlessly) Yeah.
- Spinner Izzy: Also put down spinner. Me: I think we should put in a picture so people can understand what the spinner is. It’s easier that way. You don’t have to be in the picture, don’t worry. Izzy: Actually, I want to be in some pictures. (Daddy interrupts us, trying to prematurely move on, suggesting we talk about books.) Me: Hold on, one thing at a time. Why is the spinner special? Izzy: I bought it at Disney World.
- Lizard Snapper Izzy: Did you put down lizard snapper yet? Me: Huh? Oh, no. Izzy: Oh, can we put a picture on so they can see? I want to be in all the pictures mostly. How many more do we need?
- Some unnamed book Me: Daddy mentioned books earlier. Have you bought books with your own money? Izzy: Oh, lots! Can I talk about my hobbies? Me: We’ll talk about those in our next interview- for Tuesday. Izzy: Can I tell you my four hobbies? Reading, singing, dancing…. I have no idea what my fourth hobby is. Me: (scribbling furiously) Izzy: Are you putting down my hobbies? We’re not on hobbies yet! We’re not supposed to do hobbies yet!!!! Me: Are we done with books, then? Izzy: Yeah.
- Cabbage Patch Doll Izzy: That carousel! (referring to some plastic piece of crap discarded years ago.) Me: How about your Cabbage Patch doll? Izzy: My Cabbage Patch doll! Me: Do you want to talk about your Cabbage Patch doll? Izzy: No. Me: What do you do with them? Izzy: (with noticeable attitude and disdain.) Play with them. (Duh, Mommy!) I play restaurant.
Izzy is dying to get on with our next blog post, in which I interviewed her and asked a series of questions posed to me by my fellow bloggers who have either “tagged” me or passed on awards to me. I thought Izzy’s answers to these questions would be far more entertaining than mine. (I was right. After nearly 40 minutes of “interviewing” her, I was beside myself.) Stay tuned to read Izzy’s highly entertaining and insightful responses to my probing questions.
I love the interaction. It’s so funny to see the back and forth part of it. I love that! I feel like im in the room with you. I can totally picture it.
We have a spinner, Dino head and fart putty. I can’t believe how much stuff my kids have. Embarrassing. We tried to organize their toys on Saturday. Overwhelming. Took a lot to Goodwill though.
I can’t wait to see Izzy’s answers to the questions. How fun!
I’m glad you liked it! I was worried about whether or not I pulled it off ok…tomorrow she will answer some of the questions from the Liebster you gave me, mixed with Roshni and Josie’s tag questions…should be interesting!
Too cute! My mom used to interview my brother like this for our family newsletter. I will try it with my sons one of these days.
Oh I love that- what a great idea for a family newsletter! I may have to borrow that one…
This was just too precious. Can’t wait for the next questions. I’m thinking this should be a weekly blog event for you and Izzy.
This was cute! I’m looking forward to the interview. I thought it was funny how she started out not wanting to be “on” the blog and then wondered how many pictures you needed. LOL!
I know- that cracked me up!
I smell a bloggy take over in the future…
Great idea for this week. Love the concept of her taking over your blog!
Ok I love this idea and Emma was sitting on my lap while was reading this. She saw Izzy with Minnie Mouse and immediately wanted that toy, lol!! Izzy is just too cute and can’t wait to see the rest of the week now 🙂
What a fun idea! I love the interview style blog post with your daughter. My daughter is around the same age, and I can just see/hear her same reactions to the questions. Look forward to her next one.
I had so much fun interviewing her! I may have to do it every month or something!
Loved the idea, Stephanie.
That also gave her an idea of what was unnecessary.
Great post and your daughter is adorable
Thanks Ruchira! We had a lot of fun with this one…
Great idea to do interviews of your daughter. She’s so stinkin’ cute!
Is it possible to come home from Disney without a spinner?
It doesn’t seem possible to come home from ANY special event without a spinner… Sigh.
Such a fun idea!!!!!! And I need me a Minnie Mouse spinner-thing 🙂
Yeah, those spinners are a big hit! And we had so much fun with this post, and tomorrow’s too!
What a cute post.
lol @ noise putty…
I love when kids show interest in blogging and social media. One day, something funny happened and out of the blue, my 7-year-old nephew says to me ‘I have to make a YouTube video about this’ WHAT???? You are 7 – what do you know about YouTube videos?
He was watching YouTube videos about how to play his video games better before he could even spell correctly…do not ask me how he found them. The kids of today are ridiculously Internet-savvy.
HA! That is too funny. Seriously, where do they come up with this stuff?
I love interviewing my daughters. Nice job Izzy!
I had no idea it would be this much fun!
Great job Izzy! It’s funny because we have both a spinner thing and a grabber toy (ours was some sort of dinosaur I think).
Great list, Izzy, and great idea to have her take over your blog. An interview with my daughter would just result in lots of eye rolling, which doesn’t make for great reading. Guess I missed the window of opportunity on that one.
Yeah, there is definitely a window, huh? Glad I caught one, and she still thinks Mommy is cool!
SO super cute! I love it and this idea! 🙂
This was a post to read. I find I am much like a 6 year old. I found the lizard snapper pretty cool.
That was a cute post with some cute pictures. 🙂 Ellen
You brilliant woman! I LOVE this. Izzy freaking ROCKS and so do you. I loved the thread of not wanting to be in any pictures, to maybe it’s okay to be in a picture, to I have to be in this picture, to “I will be in all the pictures mostly!” So fucking awesome dude! I’m totally stealing this idea when Tucker can do it (hopefully not when he’s like 12 because it just won’t be so adorable).
Love it. Love YOU. Rocking this thing, sistah!
PS I never read comments because you know, whatever, so if somebody else said this first, I meant it MORE. Just saying. Except now I feel the need to read the comments. Ok. Hang on. Ok read them ALL and phew. Nobody commented on the picture thread yet. Phew. ‘Cause that was totally my favorite part 😉
LOL This was absolutely a-dor-a-ble! When will she be getting her own blog? 🙂
This was wonderful. I have two small daughters and I wish I would have remembered the Noise Putty. My 7 year old recently had some, it was a must have while grocery shopping. lol. It’s wonderful to read the funny things kids want by someone else. I can’t count the times my daughters have ‘needed’ something so bad only to end up not touching it again or having it break by the time we got home. Fantastic job! I must say in Izzy’s defense, Cabbage Patch dolls came out for the first time when I was small and I still kinda like them. 🙂
AWESOME!!! Can we have weekly instalments of Izzy, please? You describe the conversation dynamic so accurately too! Love, love, love!
Great post, Izzy. Glow sticks are such a waste of money, aren’t they? My kids have loved their Disney spinners too.
Izzy rocks. Love how this listicle evolved. She will outblog you in no time 😉 Dollar store never yields anything reasonable…