Sunday, February 8, 2009

Chicken Pox

One of Evelyn's favorite picture books is Arthur's Chicken Pox. She regularly checks this book out of the library, and I think she has most of the story memorized. One of Evelyn's favorite parts of the story is when Arthur's little sister pretends to have chicken pox to get special attention.

Fast-forward to this evening. Evelyn was in the kitchen coloring (with crayons from Uncle Eric, she frequently reminds us), and Troy and I headed upstairs to fold laundry with Julia in tow. Five minutes later, we three trooped back downstairs. As we walked into the kitchen, Evelyn looked at us with a guilty face. Troy instinctively asked, "What did you do?" Evelyn gave the standard answer: "Nothing."

Evelyn then walked over to the big mirror in the living room and looked at her face. Troy continued his investigation of the kitchen and noticed the Arthur book was open to the page where the little sister draws dots on her face. Troy asked, "Were you drawing chicken pox on your face?" Evelyn replied, "No. Crayons don't work. See?"


k. said...

This made me and Ross crack up! I can't wait to see you guys.

Lisa said...

When I first saw the title of this blog, I thought you were going to say one of your girls had the chicken pox. I'm so glad they were just pretend! :)

Disobedient Tiger said...

What can I say? That is hysterical! Thank goodness Troy didn't say "were you TRYING to draw chicken pox?"