Mom wanted to get some pictures of her Sunburst Hypericum bushes, so I naturally volunteered to help! What's a picture of our landscaping without ME in it?!!? I was about to strike a pose, when I spotted something!
Hey! It's a bee! Not a bumble bee like Madie saw ... but it's a bee!
Hey ... hey, little bee! Do you have knees!?!?
He wouldn't answer me, so I tried to get a little closer.
Hey, c'mon! Show me your knees!
Oddly enough, Madie, I got that "NonoZimmienono!" thing. I'm not sure what Mom means by that, but I think it's similar to your mom's "MADIENO! EHMADIE!" thing. The only way I've found to stop the "NonoZimmienono!" thing is to do a cute pose. Real fast.
I'm Mr. Innocent, Mom! Here ... let me smile for the camera!
Mom stopped the "NonoZimmienono" thing, but wouldn't budge on the bee-inspection issue. She told me a story about my Great Uncle Rookie getting up close and personal (uh... I mean "canine-al") with a bee wearing a yellow jacket and it bit him on the nose and gave him a big owie! Just from sniffing it! I decided I didn't really need to check on the knee thing after hearing that.
So Madie, even though I don't really understand the whole "MADIENO! EHMADIE!" thing, or other related "nonono" phrases, I do understand that if you or I get close enough to the bees to check for knees, we'll get an owie like Great Uncle Rookie got. Your mom is trying to protect you! That's really pretty cool. You should lick her on the nose for that! Or better still, poke her in the back of HER knees with an icy cold nose, yell "Ha roo roo roo" at her, then run ten feet away and play bow at her. My mom loves it when I do that!
Hope that helps!