Saturday, February 26, 2011

Outta the mouths of babes

So one thing that is just so funny is not only what they say, but how they say it. When is was in college, i majored in french for a year. thought I would be a translator. Well, I changed my major, but here I am, a translator, of sorts. The "Word of the week" will highlight some interesting takes on the english language.
In one conversation this week, Van says to me, "Bobbie, you know who I love more than you?" I am thinking, this is gonna be good. i said, "No, Van, who do you  love more than me?" Van says, "Maggie. She is my best dog." Van plays a lot with Maggie, our two year old yellow Lab. Maggie is "Pirate Van's Pirate Dog", or "Policeman Van's Police-dog" or "Fireman Van's Dalamation" (pronounced "dal-a-may-shun") Sometimes, he just uses her for a pillow or horsey rides. Horsey rides once got him into trouble--two stitches in the temple trouble, and Bobbie's House first trip to the ER. (Momma took him, not me, thank goodness!)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Welcome to Bobbie's House

I started into the childcare biz as a favor to a really good friend. She said, "Your youngest is going to kindergarten, what are you going to do with your free time? Would you like to watch my new baby?" As a longtime fan of babies and kids in general, i said "sure"!. Their family became my first clients. When this new baby was learning to talk, she started calling me "bah". That progressed into "bah-bah"-  her interpretation of "Pammy" which is what her momma called me. So THEN, "bah-bah" became "bob-eee" and so here is am, 16 years, 15 families and 22 kids  later...."BOBBIE"

My youngest is now graduating from college, and i am still watching kids and helping families. We have a lot of memories of all these little kids over the years. My daughter  has been urging me to write a book, there are just so many funny stories! So the blog idea came as a fun way to start to get all the words out.