Just go ahead and say it — the girl needs a Snuggie (or a bathrobe) (the poor neglected waif owns neither)

Direct quote from Mabel on why slippers will not help get her feet warm: “They’re soft, but they don’t make me warmer. Never have, never will.”

She wants to walk around wrapped in a blanket, and I won’t let her, because: a) I’m tired of blankets getting dirty and being left around the house, and b) I want her to work with me on housecleaning, and I find her to be a less effective worker when she’s wrapped in a blanket. I’ve told her that she’s welcome to put on a coat and slippers, but she insists that this won’t help. I say, “I believe it will.” She says, “It’s never worked before, so why would it work now?” I say, “You might not be as warm as with a blanket, but at least you’ll be warmer than without a coat and slippers.” She says, “No I won’t. I’ve tried it before and it’s never worked.”

She asks me to turn up the heat, and I check the thermostat and say, “It’s 70 degrees.” She: “It feels like it’s 52 degrees.” Me: “It’s 54 degrees outside, so you can go outside and get a pretty good idea of what 52 feels like.” She: “The thermostat’s inside, so how does it know what temperature it is outside?” Me: “I don’t know.” She: “It’s WRONG. It’s inside so it can’t know what the temperature is outside.”

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Sigh. I’m going to get these kids to help me get some work done today if it kills me. And it might.

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8 Responses to Just go ahead and say it — the girl needs a Snuggie (or a bathrobe) (the poor neglected waif owns neither)

  1. Kristina says:

    She needs a Snugglette! A Snuggie for kids. And I am not joking.

  2. katie higbee says:

    She needs to be a lawyer… send that girl to law school!

  3. debbie says:

    My kids like to wear little or no clothes in the winter and walk around wrapped in blankets. Why?

  4. Danielle says:

    Wow, she’s a sassy little thing, isn’t she? But she’s so smart, she’s sassing you in a respectful way. Now THAT takes skill.

  5. Mrs. Organic says:

    Maybe the girl has a fever? She sounds just like my oldest daughter – very lawyerly.

  6. Jennette says:

    I’ve got a blanket-wearer at my house too! And usually that blanket smells terrible from all the dragging around. I’m ready to throw it out.

  7. Jason says:

    Clearly, Mabel’s jaw is warm enough.

  8. delightsgal says:

    Hi Zina,

    Nice to not be alone in the mmb wordpress world! I’ve read some stuff on buttons, but haven’t had any luck. I’ll be sure and let you know when I figure something out. btw, your blog is charming. Glad to be here. take care, katrina

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