Funny Mackenzie

When we said goodbye to my mom at the airport a few days ago, Mackenzie said “bye” belatedly, after grandma had already given her a kiss and closed the door.

As I drove away, I hear from the backseat a contemplative, “Oh! That was sad not to say goodbye to Grandma.” Followed by, “Grandma did not kiss me on the cheek. She kissed me on the forehead.”

Pause.

“She’s a good kisser!”

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Yesterday, I busted out a few cans of the playdough we bought for trick-or-treaters. Considering we get around a dozen kids knocking on our door every year, I figured we’d have a can or two to spare in the Costco pack of 60. 😉

Mackenzie asked what we were going to make with it, and I responded with what I felt was an impressive list of possibilities: “Food, animals, faces, flowers, cars, houses, anything you like.”

Her face lit up as a brilliant idea dawned on her. “Oooh! Or we could… cut it in HALF!”

Yes, or that.

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In the car on the drive to the farmer’s market today, Mackenzie was cuddling her stuffed bear and cooing to him. She tenderly wrapped him up in a soft blanket and exclaimed over how “precious” and “new” he was and how she was going to “take care” of him.

I thought it was a perfect opportunity to ask Mackenzie what she wants to be when she grows up, and had every anticipation of her responding that she’d like to be a mama.

Nope.

Without hesitation, she came back with:

“A big monster.”

When pressed, she revealed that she would be a red furry monster but she has a lot of growing up to do before that point.

It’s definitely a bright future ahead.

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Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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3 Responses to Funny Mackenzie

  1. Maya says:

    oh my goodness i laughed out loud at the last one! i can’t wait until miles starts talking. mackenzie’s career aspirations remind me of my sister’s, when she was a little older than mackenzie. my sister informed mom that she was going to grow up to be a cheerleader and girlscout and that she would have 2 children, whom she’d name happy and grasshopper.

    we’ll definitely have to do a playdate next time you guys come out here (or vice versa)!

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  2. Laura says:

    I laughed so hard reading this! She is a wonderful little girl. What a sweetheart!

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  3. Aunt Melanie says:

    I think I am going to nick name her Monster Mac from now on, just to make sure this idea gets really cemented in her head! I love this, I bust out laughing…

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