I think I take for granted how cute and innocent my sweet Thing2 is because she is the second in line. I forget how much I cherished every little conversation with Thing1 at that age. I am really hoping that healing of body will bring peace of mind and the ability to savor each moment...each memory made as its being made. So here is my first in what I hope will become a regular chance to reflect on our day to day activities.
Today for lunch was spaghettios and sandwiches, fruit for dessert. Nothing special, a fairly typical lunch at home for us. Thing2 sat at the table after Thing1 was excused and finished drinking her milk. She kept announcing how much was left (just a little, one more drop, etc) while I was cleaning up in the kitchen. When she finished her milk I asked if she was done with her spaghettios. She said yes, that she was feeling very full. Then came what I absolutely love...
"In fact," she said, "Look at my super big muscles!" (I look over and she's "flexing" her arms so hard that her body is shaking.) Of course this receives my typical response, "WOW! You are growing so strong!"
Thing2's response: "I know! I have been eating lots of fruits and veggies!"
You know, this conversation seems so typical and happens frequently in our house. I guess its not so much of what was said, but how she said it, and how sweet it is to hear her use phrases ("in fact") that aren't typical for a 4 year old, but she knows because she is imitating our adult conversations.
After that she said she'd like to save the rest of her spaghettios for Daddy, who might be home this afternoon. I told her I didn't think they would taste as good for him, and she said, "So will they be foochi by the time he gets home?"
LOVE THAT KID!
Disclaimer: All animals were occupied by squeaky toys during the making of this entry.