Monday, November 10, 2008

Mommy Musings

Sometimes I can't believe how lucky I am. My kids are so sweet! A few years ago when Grace started talking and she would say a word wrong, or mispronounce it in her little baby way I thought she couldn't get much cuter. However I'm finding that as she grows and can articulate what she's thinking and feeling, but doesn't have quite the vocabulary she's even funnier than before.
For example, a few months ago I was very upset with something she had done. I put her in a time out on the guest bed and told her I was too angry to deal with her at the moment. She was in tears and looked at me with a very angry face and said "I'm nervous!". I left the room very confused by what she had just done. It wasn't until she used it a number of times in place of the word "angry" that I realized what she meant. Tonight as I was getting dinner and the house ready for company she made a BIG mess in her room, mixing both clean and dirty laundry. Again, very upset with what she had done (and with company coming in about 10 minutes) I expressed to her how upset I was. When Aaron came home with our guests a few minutes later she told Daddy that "Momma was nervous at me!". As I was helping her clean up, she told me that I needed to say "I'm Sorry". When I asked her why, she told me I needed to apologize because I had used "nervous words" with her.
Or last night at dinner when she didn't want to eat what was in front of her she said "but I am just scared and nervous, and confused, and frustrated" (better translated: I don't want to eat it!)
She has also started using some our our words in order to be more grown up. Like when she told her sister not to "exasperate" her brother in the car!
She has also recently decided that she likes the word "weird". We were sitting on the couch reading books the other day when she pops out with "Mommy, you're weird!" It took all I had not to laugh out loud. If there's a food she doesn't care for, it tastes "weird".
Noraa this morning brought a smile to my face when she made up her own song. I tried so hard to memorize her lyrics, but this is all I can remember...
" I'm going to be a ladybug for Haloweeeeeen. My daddy is a funny for Halloweeeeeen. The dog says woof woof for Halloweeeeeeen, and my sister is a princess for Halloweeeeeeen and I like to wear my shoes. And I like my food. And I like my juice...." It went on and on with a list of things that she likes (I wish I could remember then all!)
She LOVES to imitate mommy and the smile that she gets on her face when I pretend and go along with her games is so sweet it melts me like butter. I can't believe I am so blessed.
Tonight as they said their prayers and the both thanked God for their Mommy and Daddy, I uttered a prayer of my own, amazed that God would grace me with such great kids.
I hope you enjoy hearing about my kids silly little sayings and sweetness. I'll try to be better about sharing their daily doings! Thanks for checking in!