Friday, May 21, 2010

Princess Jellybean

Destructo has a little friend who lives two doors down and is in his kindergarten class. I'll call her Princess Jellybean (because that's how she refers to herself at times).

Princess Jellybean's parents are divorced and she lives with her dad. At the beginning of the school year, I offered to pick her up after school with Destructo and drop her off at the babysitters, it was right on my way anyway.

Princess Jellybean is one of those kids who has to one-up everyone, no matter the subject. It's an annoying habit in adults.....but pretty amusing when it involves a couple of kindergartners.

Today's conversation began with Destructo showing Princess Jellybean a toy that the Husband had brought home from a recent trip.

Princess Jellybean: I go on trips sometimes.

Destructo: Me too.

Princess Jellybean: I've gone on a plane to Florida before.

Destructo: Me too. Lots of times.

Princess Jellybean: Sometimes I go every weekend.

Destructo: Oh.

Princess Jellybean: My cousins live there. I have lots of cousins.

Destructo: I have lots of cousins too.

Princess Jellybean: Yeah? Well, I have fifteen.

Destructo: I have like thirty or forty.....

Princess Jellybean: I meant to say, "I have fifteen hundred."

As hard as I tried, I just couldn't keep from giggling at that one. Of course that interrupted their conversation and put the focus on me.

Me: You have fifteen hundred cousins?

Princess Jellybean: Yes. I do. Really.

Me: What are their names?

Princess Jellybean: There's Mia. And David.....Little David, I mean. And Big David. And.....ummmm....Big Mia. Some of them I don't know their names.