Addie has recently added the word “awkward” to her vocabulary. Unfortunately she has no idea how to use the word correctly.

“Mom, are we stuck in traffic?”


“Whew, that’s awkward.”


“This is probably the best bowl of cereal ever, it’s so awkward.”


five and a half.


I am also pleased to inform you that she has only fired me twice over the past month.

Once because I “didn’t allow her to live in a world where she can do whatever she wants” and once over soup.


  1. Was it delicious soup?

  2. Getting fired y your own child? Wow…that must be awkward.

    Jen L. Reply:


    Addie is so gorgeous.

  3. Love it when the kids do this. It makes me smile.

  4. Kids are funny. My son keeps saying “The suspense is killing me,” even though he doesn’t use it properly. His little brother will be screaming and he’ll say, “Ugh! The suspense is killing me!.” Needless to say, it’s AWKWARD. I want to correct him, but I also want to keep hearing him say it wrong.

    Thanks for sharing your funny story. It made me re-live mine, which is nice.

  5. aaahahahahahaha. She is such a little pistol. So funny.

  6. She is awesome.

    Also, we share a favorite word.

  7. Firing you over soup? How awkward.

    I love kids.

  8. Too cute.

  9. Michelle says:

    I remember at my 21st birthday, Mum had gotten a corsage for me to wear (yeah, half my lifetime ago). One of our neighbour’s children came racing out – “Chelle, you forgot your awkward!”

  10. I love Addie, she is going to be a hoot in kindergarten.

  11. oh to be young, and not know the true meaning of awkward. Seriously, 5 year old girls have to be one of my favorite people to have conversations with.

  12. I LOVE IT.

  13. It’s a good thing you blog this stuff because I go back and read the stuff that my now 7 year old daughter said when she was 3 or even Moosh’s age and crack up. They’re so fun.

  14. Did you tweak the blue in hers eyes – or is that straight out of the Camera? Because those eyes are gorgeous.

  15. 🙂 that’s the cutest!

  16. It seems unfair that ringlets like that shouldn’t be fully displayed. What a love!

  17. michelle says:

    That is possibly the cutest little girl I’ve ever seen. You are so lucky!

  18. I love when little kids start using bigger words but have no clue how to use them. Its so cute!

  19. Heh, I love it! She’s gorgeous, Casey!

  20. You get fired, too? I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Durn, children!

  21. matty’s new word is ‘over-reacting’. used in a conversation..Matty, would you like a sandwich? Mom, I think you’re over-reacting.

  22. I love that munchkin. (and her hot mama too!)


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