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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oodles of Makell

I know you're excited by just reading her name. Your heart skips a beat when you see the word, 'Makell', because you can just feel that good entertainment is on the way. This is the very reason you read this blog, admit it. You patiently wait out the days just to see what she will do next. I just hold my breath and hope that she doesn't do anything that would involve the police.

Today I thought I would offer all Makell-lovers an update on some of her latest happenings--
  • A few weeks ago, Todd was mowing the lawn and could hear little girl voices screaming at him. He searched to find the source of the sound. He found it high in the sky, as he looked up to Makell's SECOND-STORY bedroom window. Makell had opened the window to expose the screen that she had previously cut a hole in (who decides to cut a hole in their window screen!!?), so that she and Addie could poke their heads and LEAN THEIR BODIES out the window to tell Todd hello.
  • On Sunday, Makell decided that she liked the taste of paper. For the entire length of sacrament meeting, she licked...yes, I said licked...pieces of paper until they were saturated with spit, and then she would rip them into small squares. I kept fighting with her to stop. The adults that were sitting behind us started giggling, which only added fuel to her spit fury. Her licking really picked up speed after that....
  • I am standing at the customer service counter at Kohl's. Long line behind me. Makell decides to stand off to the side of the line and say 'hi' to each person standing there. If they respond to her hello, she (loudly) tells them that they are 'sweet'. If they ignore her, she (loudly) tells them that they are 'sour'. While this scene is occuring, I am trying to calmly talk to the man at the counter. Her sweet and sour charade starts to escalate. So, I pause and look at her and say, "so help me, if you don't knock it off, you're going home with the woman who is next in line." Without missing a beat, this woman gives a quick wink to Makell, who then respondes, "oh, you're sweet, I'd love to go home with you."
  • Last night I couldn't get her to stop eating her hair. Well, not really eating, but sucking on it. Down right disgusting. After the 83rd time of asking her to stop, I turned to her and said, "why do you keep eating your hair?" Her response, "well, because it's delicious."
  • While at the library, Makell spots a policeman. She skips right over to him and with great enthusiam asks, "hey, can I have your gun?"
These are just a few of the Makell stories of late. There are so many more, but I try to repress the memory of most of them. Keeping up with her can be quite a task. There are fleeting moments where I think about taking a nap, but then I remember where I live...the Loon Farm...and I drink another Pepsi instead.

9 comments :

Tillia said...

Never a dull moment.

Straight Fancy said...

Your life would be so boring without her. You would have never talked to that police man had she not asked him for his gun. Lucky you!

cindy said...

You know, I miss your entire family, but...I have to say...Makell is the one I miss the most! She could ALWAYS make me smile with her thoughts, insights and honesty. When Luke was a baby she would say "Wow! Your baby has a REALLY big head!"
He was a little funny looking, it's true!

penny said...

O.k. here is my Makell moment. I was "pumping" ( as in for breast milk collection), Makell comes in and leans waaaayyyy in to watch, she is mesmerized but also obviously grossed out, I finished the process and poured the milk into a bottle ( she is staring at me with a furrowed brow and disdain on her face) then she picks up the bottle and when she feels it she says, " OOOOOHHHH it's warm!!!!!" I guess Todd never told her that milk comes out of the mammal warm.

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

Ok, there is no doubt that our children came from the same ancestry gene pool! I could have inserted "Conner" everywhere you said "McKell" and it would have been normal at our house too :) -there's gotta be something to that! You just have to love those kids! After it's over and looking back it sure makes ya smile though! And yes, I do live for the McKell moments- because it lets me know that I am normal! And please, if you ever need a break from the Loon Farm, feel free to come visit MINE!!!
Love ya- Candy

Ash & Tim said...

That was a great read- I love Makell stories always so innocent.

Bethie said...

wow. you sound a little sour.

Jenn said...

Sounds like Makell is due for a trip to Auntie Jenn's Camp Clazzy...I think she is ready...
Thanks for making my day w/ these!

chillywillyk said...

u just don't know how much i miss y'all!!! and esp when i read something like this :) i can't wait to she who she is when she is all grown up!! love & miss u...fiona & shrek