Oh, my goodness...three year olds are hilarious. Especially three year olds who are a tad bit precocious, no? (Ahem, Julia Patton, anyone?)
Favorite food? Catechesis.
While making her lunchtime cheese quesadilla, and simultaneously prepping some pork chops for a crockpot dinner, her eyes lit up and she asked,
"Are we having catechesis for dinner???!"
Life Problem #1 - A Baby Sister Who Cries
Last night, Andrew and I were sitting in his office, and we heard the baby sister start crying....followed by a shouted, "Stop!" Baby sister would stop for a few seconds and start up again, until we heard another insistent, "Stop! Stop! Stop!" At this point, we went in to retrieve an upset baby and to talk to a certain little girl about her admonitions. Her reasoning?
"You see? Every night I wake up, I have a hard time sleeping. Her crying EVERY NIGHT!"
Life Problem #2 - Her Misbehaving Children
While playing with her baby dolls, she confided to me... "They mess up my house! You see, every day my kids don't listen to me."
Forgetting her roots.
While watching the Star Wars cartoon on Netflix, she turned to Daddy and said,
"That girl not have hair. That why she a bad girl. Bad girls don't have hair..."
Says the girl who looked like this for a good portion of her first year...
Maternal instincts kick in young.
Said to her sister on an almost daily basis...
"I know, I know, Ria. It hard growing up."
Recently, she renamed one of the stuffed animals from my childhood "Josie" (after one of her favorite Duggars) and she had a whole game going with Josie...part of which involved a tried and true method of relieving baby constipation...
"Her have apple juice and water. Look! Her drinking it! It gonna help her go poop."
On a totally unrelated note...I have advice to ask of all of you. After reading Kendra's post last week, I've been ruminating about blogging names vs. real names. If you're a blogger, what is your take on this? Do you use real names for your kids, blogging names, or some other form of nickname? I'm curious to hear people's reasoning behind their choice...