Sandie Simply Says

May 11, 2009

Alabama or Bust!

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 9:28 pm

“Mommy! Mommy! Laney and I are going to Alabama!”

As I look down at my 4 year old increduously, I say “Oh really? What are you going to do there?”

“We’re going to the park because they have rides!”

That was the conversation I had with Angelina a few Fridays ago when I picked her up from daycare.  I packed her and her sisters in the car and headed home, thinking that was the last I’d hear about any trips to Alabama.

Then came the pick up on Monday: “Mommy! Laney and I are still going to Alabama!”

Clearly they are serious and I need delve further into this proposed trip.

“How do you get to Albama?”

“You take a right and then a left.”  (Side note: This is actually mostly true.  Her daycare sits adjacent to a highway.  To get to Alabama from her daycare, you’d turn right onto this highway, drive about 20 miles, turn left, and then drive another 60ish miles straight to Alabama.)

“How are you going to get there? Are you going to walk?”

“No,” she says giggling as if THAT’S the craziest part of this conversation. “We’re going to drive.”

“Are  you going to drive a car?”

“No! I can’t drive!”

“Is somebody going to take you?”

“No! We’re going to drive!”

“If you don’t have a car, what are you going to drive there?”

“A Barbie Jeep.”

“Really? Does Laney have a Barbie Jeep.”


She ponders that thought for a second and then asks, “Mommy, will you buy me a Barbie Jeep?”

Foiled by the lack of transportation, she and Laney have yet to attempt to make the trek.  She hasn’t forgotten about it yet.

Hopefully they don’t find a Barbie Jeep any time soon.



  1. Oh man, you’re in trouble when she turns 16.

    Comment by Casey — May 11, 2009 @ 10:09 pm |Reply

  2. That’s really a cute story. The logic of children always amazes me!

    Comment by Ginger — May 21, 2009 @ 9:16 pm |Reply

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