Thursday, October 16, 2008

Red Light, Green Light

Did you ever play this game as a child? I did and I used to babysit kids who played this game and now I'm raising kids who play this game.

Tonight, in the car, L and I had our own version of this game. She's three and usually has fun telling me "Momma, it's green, go" But last night she decided to tell me what all the colors of the traffic light meant.

Red means stop
yellow means slow down
green means go means go swimming!

If you're wondering why blue? Well, I think our city may get a discount on bulbs that aren't exactly "green". Like maybe these are the "seconds" bulbs. Almost green, more blue. Our "yellow" ones are sometimes more orange than yellow - you may have some of these in your town too. Do you think Big Lots sells these?

And in 3 year old logic, blue for swimming makes perfect sense.

Now when this happened last night, I laughed out loud at L's sweet statement, but as I sit here and type this, I feel like this has happened before. And to go along with my scattered week I mentioned yesterday, I'm not sure if this happened before like weeks or months before. Or if it happened before like last night! Scary!! So, if I've posted this before, I'm sorry. I sure hope I'm not turning into one of those people who tell the same stories/jokes over and over. Please tell me if I do. Please.


Ladybug Fanatic said...

Absolutely adorable. I have seen those "orange" yellow lights and "blue" green lights before. Does make you wonder if they buy those at a discount store somewhere?

Emily said...

Never heard that story before! I would for SURE remember it. I would love to see some blue lights...along with some warmer weather so we could actually go swimming!

Jenn Greeley said...

I loved Red Light/Green Light! I know which lights you are talking about...heh. We are working on the light thing too. S likes to switch it up and I'm pretty sure she knows it too. She gets this little smirk after she says Red means go!

Never heard the story before...your good. Don't worry I want call you Hodge just yet.

Becky said...

You are 2 funny! And L is too cute! very insightful too!~

dad said...

Jen, What's wrong with telling the same stories/jokes over and over?

My brain only holds so much. I think nine stories. That about fills it up. Didn't always have this problem. Or maybe I did?

Realized it when my oldest was three.

Relax: most people never call you on it and they usually turn their heads before they roll their eyes.