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This one is… Ridiculous

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The other night Grace brought her Dora doll over to me with the shirt half on. So I started to put it on and this little bit of dialogue followed.

Grace: NO! Take it off!

Dad: Oh, do you want me to take it off?

Grace (with the “you moron” face on): Yes!

Dad: Can you say please?

Grace (with the “you stupid moron if you weren’t so much bigger than me I’d NEVER listen to you” face on): Pleashe!

Dad takes off the shirt and hands it to Grace along with the doll. Grace takes them and as she turns away she ends the conversation…

Grace: “DICULOUS!”

There is something gratifying when you kid pics up something less than flattering… from your spouse and not you. This is an Alicia frustration word (i.e. “Jake and Sam, why are you pestering each other? this is RIDICULOUS!”).

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March 16th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

This one is… Ridiculous

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The other night Grace brought her Dora doll over to me with the shirt half on. So I started to put it on and this little bit of dialogue followed.

Grace: NO! Take it off!

Dad: Oh, do you want me to take it off?

Grace (with the “you moron” face on): Yes!

Dad: Can you say please?

Grace (with the “you stupid moron if you weren’t so much bigger than me I’d NEVER listen to you” face on): Pleashe!

Dad takes off the shirt and hands it to Grace along with the doll. Grace takes them and as she turns away she ends the conversation…

Grace: “DICULOUS!”

There is something gratifying when you kid pics up something less than flattering… from your spouse and not you. This is an Alicia frustration word (i.e. “Jake and Sam, why are you pestering each other? this is RIDICULOUS!”).

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March 16th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Kicked Out of the Webelos

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My daughter just walked up to me carrying a doll.

Grace: “Baby Sit HERE”

Me: “Oh, you want the baby to sit here beside me?”

Grace: “No! Baby sit der, you get up”

Me: “You want me to get up so your doll can sit in the recliner?”

Grace: “You get up, go sit… sofa”

So I got up, and as I sit down on the sofa she sets the doll in my (former) chair.

Grace: “You sit TIMEOUT Baby!”

*sigh*

She then took the baby away, walked around, came back and set her in the chair.

Grace: “Dad, you don’t leave her lone!”

And then she did the Ants in your Pants dance with Dora.

*sigh* *sigh*

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March 10th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

The graceful gentility of a little girl

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Two instances from tonight.

Grace (to Sam who was trying to pick up one of her dolls): “LEAVE HER LONE! Diaper changed”

Grace: “Dad, wrap her up! Stinky Gas! Dora farted, dora farted, dora farted”

Oh, and did I mention we spent our $700 for her two cavities and still have scheduled for April a trip to the OR for the two crowns and another $1400 after insurance has covered it’s little part? Granted, she was sedated and doesn’t have a fear of dentist like I would if I’d been through that experience.

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March 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

The Tooth

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Or, more accurately, the teeth…. four of em. Grace went to her dentist this morning, with Mom and Dad in tow. She was prepped ahead that they would do “buzz” in her mouth, and was sedated. We’ve learned that A) she’ll be a funny drunk and B) that she’s also likely to turn into a mean drunk, and C) She’s strong willed. Which is another way of saying we didn’t learn anything. The office staff were great and when the sedation set in it seemed like it might be an OK day to try for two fillings and a couple crowns.

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It wasn’t.

She started screaming and fighting it as soon as they opened her mouth for Novocain and it continued the whole time she was in the chair as they put in the two fillings. It took mom holding her arms, me holding her feet, and an assistant holding her head for the dentist to even get those done. We’re now scheduled for a visit to the hospital with an anesthesiologist to do the two crowns for her. I’ll upload some pictures of the ordeal soon.

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February 28th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

This… is cookie frog

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I’m not sure how many of you have heard the stories about cookie frog (a name dreamed up by Sam for the little plastic frog he acquired from… somewhere)

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For a month or two cookie frog did almost everything with sam; ate meals, took naps, played with toys. The one thing he didn’t do was go to bed at night with Sam, because cookie frog needed to sleep in his cave (which was a lantern shaped candle holder in our bedroom). Every night Sam would bring cookie frog in and put him to bed in his “cave”. Somewhere along the way cookie frog was misplaced and, though not forgotten, wasn’t as vital a part of Sam’s day.

A week or two ago Alicia found cookie frog again, under the sofa, and he is once again a near constant companion. The other morning when Sam and Grace got up there was this exchange about the beloved toy.

Sam (after retrieving cookie frog from his cave): Cookie frog needs to rest before he gets up this morning, so I’ll just hold him.

Grace: Ohhh cookie fwog sick?

Sam: No Grace! He’s not SICK. He’s just a TOY!

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February 26th, 2008 at 8:45 am

Poor Gracie

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The other night after bath time I handed her off to Alicia who noticed that her front tooth had what looked like a cavity, and then she noticed some on the back teeth. To make a long story short it looks like she’s going to need crowns on the two front teeth, and one on the back, and a filling on the other side of the back. The horror part of it is that not ONLY does she have to have this work done, but because she’s so light it looks like they won’t knock her out for it, but will have to strap her down and just give her some nitrous oxide. Both Alicia and I are mortified at the thought of them tying her down and doing all that work on her, but the alternative of root canals later and big problems with her teeth down the line it may be a necessary evil. We’re still looking for second and third opinions trying to find out if there is a way they’ll knock her out for it (she was knocked out for her ear tubes, one would think they could knock her out for this as well).

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February 9th, 2008 at 11:32 am