As I mentioned before, my daughter, Evie, started half-day kindergarten last week.  She is the biggest ham at home, but around groups of kids or almost any adult, she is exceptionally shy.

Evie has one amazing friend who lives an hour away and there’s also Princess Davis, her pet rock…but that’s about it.  As you can imagine, I was ecstatic when she told me she made a friend at school this week!

“I made a friend.”
“You did!  What’s her name!?!”
“I can’t remember.”
“What did you talk about!?!”
“We didn’t talk.”

Yesterday morning Evie informed me that she had found yet another friend. He was hiding in our nightstand drawer, all wrapped up.  I strongly encouraged her to dispose of this new friend.

Instead, she made him a swimming pool.

Evie even named him.


 I inquired about the name choice.  She logically responded, “He really looks like seaweed, I think.”

You wouldn’t think Seaweed would be very versatile, but Evie played with him for several hours.  After his swim, she filled her new friend up with water and made him into a baby bottle.  Seaweed was also transformed into a fish hook. 
“There’s just so much he can do Mom!”

It was sweet…sort of.   
Sadly, Seaweed is no longer with us.   He swam away while Evie was at kindergarten.   I’ll be moving all other Seaweeds to a high shelf in the closet.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Just being grateful for my creative children.


  1. yummychunklet says:


  2. Is that what I think it is? Ha, that is funny! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry she didn't make any friends to talk to. Giver her some time. She will get there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is she going to a public school? In WY we don't have any half day kindergartens any more unless its at a private school. I wish we did though!

  3. Sandy -- As Told By Mommy says:

    Hahahahaha!!! I read this to my husband and he died laughing! Lol!

  4. Laura@livingabigstory says:

    OH MY STARS!! Is that what I think it is?! Someday she will have serious heebies about this story …. you really must keep the pictures for *all* kinds of blackmail purposes.


  6. My Inner Chick says:

    S000000 Cute.
    Gosh, I wish my kids were still that Sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ HA HA

  7. Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block says:

    hahaha, I can't even think of anything to type since I can't breath from laughing too hard. I love these stories ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy says:

    that is too funny. at least she didn't bring that friend to kindergarten with her. hope she settles in and finds some real friends at school soon

  9. Babblin' Brooke says:

    Oh my! Now THERE'S a story to tell…

    That is so funny!

  10. Omg that is hilarious!!!! That's all I got ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. You made my week!!! I would have been so horrified I would not even have thought of taking pictures!

  12. Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace says:

    OH, oh, oh… this is wonderful. I'm so proud of you for letting her continue to play. I would have melted from embarrassment. I love your life!

  13. HA! Awesome!

    You did WAY better than me and just rolled with it. I worry that I might have freaked out at the initial sight of it, altering my poor child to some kind of unrealistic concern that it was inappropriate (even though untrue). You go momma! And thanks for the heads up on moving the Seaweed to a higher location once the little one starts getting more curious about drawer contents.

  14. blueviolet says:

    That is way, way, way too funny!!!!!

  15. An Irish Italian Blessing says:

    Ohhhh myyyyy gooooosh, I would have died but I gotta give her credit, it DID kinda look like seaweed!

  16. first, I can't believe how long it took me to figure out what that was (mostly because I refused to believe what it actually was)

    second, big ol honkin kudos to you for letting her play with it…I can not even imagine what I would have done


  17. This reminds me….there are some things I should really get out of my nightstand.


  18. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says:

    Oh no!!! Nightstands should come with locks. It should be automatic.

  19. Erin Tagle says:

    AWE!!!! LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. GrumpyJaxMomOf3 says:

    Awwww My sweet girl misses Evie too. She still doesn't have any friends in her class either. Our 2 little shy girls will be Best Friends Forever…. Just make sure she doesn't bring her "new friend" with her. Too funny! I love that girl!!

  21. You've got a creative little girl! Imagination play is so fun for the kids and the parents.

  22. OMG! This is priceless! I agree that you must keep all of the pictures for later!

  23. I am laughing my bootie OFF! OMGOSH! OMGOSH! OMGOSSSSSSH! Thank you for making my whole darn day!!

  24. Crystal Escobar says:

    OMG, that is hilarious. At first I read it wrong and thought that was the friend she met at school, I was about to die at the thought of her playing with it. Then I read it again and realized it came from the night stand, haha. So funny!

  25. ๐Ÿ˜€ This totally made my day!

  26. OH my.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Poor seaweed. That is hilarious!

  27. mrsmarkdave says:

    OH. MY. GOSH!!!! That is hilarious

  28. just me... says:

    I laughed so hard! I can't believe you let her play with it! So glad you got pictures.

  29. She's got quite an imagination! I love it!

  30. It's a good thing she didn't take seaweed to school with her.

  31. Kim @ Mamas Monologues says:

    Haha! This is awesome!

  32. That is AWESOME! I love, love, love it! "Seaweed" Love it!

  33. OMG you can't make this stuff up! Is that a, um, "banana jacket"? I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. Oh I love Evie, too funny!

  34. HAHAHAHA! Oh man, I can't stop laughing! Thanks for sharing.

  35. Love that new friend – sounds like something my daughter would do! She also loves to come home and tell me she made new friends – and their names are irrelevant apparently because she doesn't remember them either! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Hopes@Staying Afloat! says:

    OMG!!! This is hilarious! At least she didn't ask to bring "Seaweed" to Show and Tell at school.

  37. Ali - My Suitcase Full of Tricks says:

    You know how many years it's been since I've seen a "seaweed"? I almost didn't recognize it! I love it!!!

  38. I had to show Hubby this one. Too funny!!

  39. OMG!!! How freakin' funny!! My dad found some seaweed when he was helping my hubs and I move several years ago.

  40. Beth @ Sand To Pearl says:

    Soooo FUNNY!!!

  41. Rach (DonutsMama) says:

    This was HYSTERICAL!! Thanks for the laugh. Poor Seaweed!

  42. BAhahaha that's hilarious. 21st birthday story right there!

  43. Galit Breen says:

    Hee! Very clever {and sweet!} indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. OMG!!! I think I just pee'd a little. that's the best compliment I can give….

    I once found a whole box of tampons lying on the bathroom floor – their wrappers all torn off, and my daughter crying indigantly "there's no candy in any of these mama! why'd you hide them under here, if there is no candy?"

  45. Kiddothings says:

    Seaweed sounds like a good friend to have. She is one imaginative child. Bravo Evie!

  46. I had to ask my hubby if that's what I thought it was. lmao! OMG, bravo for you for the courage to blog about this!

  47. I think Evie and Scout might be twins. She is also extremely shy, but never at home.

  48. OMG!! I had to look real close to the laptop screen just to make sure that what I thought I was seeing was actually real LOL
    Oh my, were there any questions??
    Geez your house is fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. It took me a minute to figure out what that was! So funny!!

  50. I just had to say – HILARIOUS!!

  51. I Am Not Superwoman says:

    OMG!!!!!! It took me a sec…I would have been M-O-R-T-I_F-I-E-D! How did you ever keep a straight face? Ohh Evie, if she only knew.

  52. OH my WORD! I think I will always remember this nickname. Thanks for that. Because I have many more childbearing years ahead of me, and therefore use of this "seaweed!"

  53. Bees With Honey says:

    OMG! This was the most hilarious post ever. At first, I didn't realize what Seaweed was. After a second look, I did and nearly died! DIED.

    You crack me up. Great blog post about it. You're so creative:)))

  54. I'm Jennifer. says:

    I don't think I've typed this before, ever, but this post deserves a:

  55. Anjanette "Momma" Young says:

    Oh My gosh! LOL. I was like that isn't seaweed honey… Oh how calm you stayed… thanks for sharing.

  56. How did you keep a straight face? You seemed to handle it so well!
    How did dad take it? He must have laughed hs head off!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. Oh no!!:0 I never caught this post before. Thanks for putting it up in the Review. Someday you know, she’s going to remember her seaweed friend, and know exactly what she was playing with…cringeville!!

  58. Not sure how I missed this one either! Too funny…

  59. Classic :). Makes me wish I still had small kids, they are just so adorable when they come out with stuff like this xx

  60. Janae I have to meet you in person!!!! Please move to NY with your whole family!!!! I don’t know how I missed this one!!!! I have to show this one to my husband, OMG she is so funny and you are just amazing!!!! Hysterical!!!! Love you and love reading about your great family!!

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