Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I Vant To Be Alone

Lately, Jarrah has been saying that she wants to live in her own house. Without us. This morning she said it, and also said she wasn't going to school. David said:

"Well, here's the thing. To live in your own house, you have to buy your own house. And to buy your own house, you need a job. To get a job, you'll need another 20 years of school. So you better go to school."

And that was actually convincing.

A couple days ago, we had this argument, occasioned by some ridiculously unreasonable demand on my part, like "It's time to brush your teeth." or "Let's clean up this room:"

Jarrah: No! And I want to live by myself. In my own house!

Sam: Oh, where are Daddy and I going to live?

Jarrah: In your own house. In Australia.

Sam: In Australia! But we'll be lonely without you.

Jarrah: No, you won't. Crick will live with you.

Sam: Just Crick? What about Maine and StarWarsandAway and Braden and Allie and Lynnie and Sarah?

Jarrah: They're going to live with me.

Sam: I thought you wanted to live by yourself?

Jarrah: They're invisible.

Sam: Right. But will you ever visit us, all the way in Australia?

Jarrah: NO. I will NOT visit you. And I won't Skype, either!

Maybe she doesn't want to live with us, but she's definitely related to us. That much is clear.


Myrnie said...

Heh. This morning Ernie asked where I was going to live when she was old and a mommy. Because she's going to live right HERE!

LunaMoonbeam said...


Well, can I come visit you in Australia? I've always wanted to go there...

Joan said...

Oh dear! Does that mean we wont get visits or skypes from any of you!
J and J

Logical Libby said...

She brought up Skype? That's cold.

Stephanie said...

I knew she was a kindred spirit! It's only been recently that I've stopped thinking to myself, "I can do whatever I want, whenever I want..." Because, of course, I no longer can...

Anonymous said...

Wow. I can't believe she knows about skype. I don't even know how to skype!

Melanie Sheridan said...

Oh, these young kids and their technology! That's awesome.

Mrs. Chapman's 2nd Grade Class said...

Sometimes I wished I lived in a house alone. At least it would be quiet. :)