I am in the process of cleaning up from lunch. Ava is standing at her high chair and eating food off the seat that I haven’t cleaned up yet. Adelynn comes in and observes “Oh. Ava’s eating leftovers.”
Adelynn calls corners and arrows “pointers”.
Adelynn is looking in my makeup drawer. “Mom can I have some of this?” (lipstick)
”You have some of your own lipgloss.” I tell her.
”I know but I just want some of this.”
“Honey, you don’t want that. It’s sticky and dark. Besides, it’s for old people.” I tell her.
”Am I a people?”
First thing in the morning: “Mom who is coming over today?”
“No one honey.”
”Then where are we going?”
”Is the mail coming?”
”Yeah it should come.”
”Yippee! I so excited!”
Poor kid that looks at the mail as an exciting event.
Adelynn tells me her Barbie has superpowers. I ask what they are. “Watch” she says. She uses her Barbie’s feet to turn on the light switch. Oooooh.
We are on the way to school and get stopped by a train. It’s windy, and we can see the flags out the window flapping in the wind. Adelynn exclaims “Mom! Look they’re dancing! Turn up the music!
I’m singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” to Adelynn at bedtime. I sing “He’s got the itty bitty babies in His hands, He’s got the itty bitty babies in His hands…”
Adelynn looks at me. “Do they take turns?”
She can’t imagine all the babies can fit at the same time 🙂
The girls are playing in the living room together while I am in Ava’s room putting clothes away. Adelynn runs in to ecstatically tell me something. “Mom! Ava has 4 fingers just like I do!” and she counts her fingers (not her thumb). “1 – 2 – 3 – 4! Ava has 4 fingers too!”
It’s the middle of the night and Adelynn is yelling for me from her room. (This never happens). I go in there and wonder what in the world she needs.
She sleepily asks “Mom where we going in the morning?”
“Honey, what do you need?”
“I just want to ask you where we going in the morning.”
“You got me up to ask me that?”
”I just want to know where we going in the morning.”
“Adelynn, we are not going anywhere tomorrow. We are just staying home.” “Oh. Is the mail coming?”
“Yes. Can I go back to bed now?”
“Yeah. That’s all I wanted to ask you.”
I am speaking very seriously to Adelynn about disobeying. The last time I did this, she referred to my eyebrows as lumps (which she still does by the way). But this time it was a little different. She was looking straight into my eyes like she was listening but then she said “Mom your eyes are like lemons!” It was so random! I hid a smile behind my hand. Then she continued “You have Mommy lemons!” I lost it. That was the end of that conversation.