Words and thoughts to remember...
I get to hang out with Amelia quite a bit these days since I do 'Home Preschool' (I gage how well I'm doing by asking any of her 3 girlfriends who go to professional preschool, what they know & then I feel assured that we're doing great & I take a month off. Kidding, sort of.)
A few words to remember, age 4
"When I'm big enough to be a schooler I will put all my pencils in this backpack"
(I guess this day and age she doesn't want to be gender specific by saying school girl.)
Lately when she feels that I'm on the verge of getting frustrated or senses that my words are getting louder she will look me in the eye and say
"I really like your hair. It looks so pretty"
and she stops me in my tracks b/c it makes me laugh. The comment is so out of place when I'm in the middle of wanting to get upset over something unimportant. Her older sisters are very grateful for this tactic.
A few nights ago James and I were sitting in the living room & the past few weeks he has been complaining that his clothes are shrinking, I told him to just enjoy gaining weight with me & then he says out loud that he wants to lose 10 pounds. I give him a thumbs up and wish him luck. (Raising four little girls...I don't like weight and pounds to be the subject of conversation or something they think they need to think about) Apparently Amelia must have been running around us & overheard b/c two days later she runs up to me and says...
"I know why Dad wants to get 10 pounds lost! So that he won't always be the last one kneeling!"
and it's true b/c every night for family prayer it's a race to your knees with all of them yelling out their number & when he gets called out on 6th place they let out a long sigh of 'Daaaaad'
Yesterday I was at the drive through for In and Out burger (the unnamed baby boy had been begging for one) & the line was long so I was just talking out loud and said 'Let's get this party movin' and then she responds...
"ya, let's get out of here Chuck!"
So maybe we'll just name the new baby Charlie.