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Game. Set. Match. The Kid Gets the Victory.

Alexis has this skill that, frankly, I think is pretty amazing. I can't do it, so every time she does, I'm impressed. The kid can always remember what she dreamed about. If I don't ask, she will volunteer the information.

"Guess what I dreamed about," she said as we drove to school.

"What?" I asked. I learned a long time ago that guessing was pointless. Her dreams cannot be predicted by the likes of me.

"I dreamed that I got stung by a bee," she replied.

"You know bees only sting you if you bother them, right?" I asked. The kid does not naturally have a bug phobia, but some of the people in her life are trying REAL hard to give her one by panicking and freaking out and generally being wusses in front of her.

"I was bothering him. I chased the bee and he stung me," she replied.

"You know boy bees can't sting?" I asked. I don't know why I even started the detour around the point of the conversation. Stupidity, I suppose.

"Why can't boy bees sting?" she asked.

"They don't have stingers," I said. "Only girl bees can sting, but as long as you leave them alone, they won't."

"Oh," Alexis replied. "But why do only girl bees have stingers?" she asked.

"I don't know," I replied.

"Daddy has a bee stinger," she pointed out.

After that? There really wasn't much left to say.

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Reader Comments (26)

HAHAHA! That's hilarious!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

HAHA! Oh how awesome.

I'm the same way with Maggie & bees- she's only been stung once, last summer, but she remembers. I try to keep her calm when they buzz around, but it's tough. Same way with spiders, AND YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT SPIDERS. I try to be A Big Girl when she's around.

It's tough. heh

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen


May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermindymin

ha ha ha :) SO FUNNY!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermisty


May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn

Ha! Yep, where could you possibly go from there?!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Silence was definitely the safest route, but pushing the conversation could have resulted in so many funny things for you to share with us...

What? Not worth it?

Yeah. I guess not.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMommyJ

I hate it when you make me spit coffee all over my keyboard...

Be glad she doesn't have brothers!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mommy

I cannot stop laughing. You walked yourself right into that one. Too hysterical!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMia

AWESOME! hee hee hee.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterred pen mama

That is too funny. I really can't stop laughing. I will laugh about this for days. Good One Alexis

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTTG

Well, I guess you *could* call it that. ;)

I hope she doesn't get a bee phobia. Ollie has one and it drives me INSANE. And it's partly his father's fault b/c he used to freak out whenever one would come around. I don't know how many times I've said "Just stand still and it won't bother you" to my 39 year old husband and my 7 year old.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Queen

HAAAAA! That is aweomse. Fnny how boys are like bees, if you bother them they will try to sting you.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHockeymandad

Oh dear. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Another Alexis classic. Reminds me that last year, when Nielsen Online ranked you as one of the nation's Top 50 Mommy Bloggers, the category they put you in was..."Queen Bees."

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJMWander

@JMWander--I hate you.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby

You were right, I lost my coffee on that one. That's funny.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa J.


May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oh. My. God.

You should have had a warning that people shouldn't be drinking anything while reading this.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertrinity

ZOMG that is so hilarious!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramy2boys

Well, that's that then huh?

Long time no read (I know, my fault - and baby makes three!). She is getting SO big!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

OMG, I laughed out loud all by myself. That is hilarious!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Laughed myself silly. Almost peed my pants. You just made a pregnant lady run to the bathroom while laughing hysterically and praying not to wet ANOTHER pair of underwear this week...

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

MWA HA HA HAH!!!! That is even funnier than when Look Daddy! told his daughter he needed privacy in the bathroom and she threw him a tampon.

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie in MA

Oh my.... :)

I have a friend who only has little girls. One day her three year old daughter came and told her that daddy had a tail, and she wanted one too.

Funny... I have never seemed to have these issues with boys.... ;)

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSports Mama
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