Welcome to my blog in 2016! Ha.
Man. It's SO FUN having a newly-minted seven-year-old and an almost four-year-old around the ol' plantation. Life is good. Full, busy, fun and good. And, in the spirit of "kids say the darndest things," Presley especially has been keeping us in stitches lately. Well, at least in big grins. I think this is a definite side benefit of being a dramatic, life-loving little girl.
Here are some of her latest Presley-ism highlights:
~ She loves to be the banker and hand us our money when Park and anyone plays Monopoly. She does so with a flourish and "My pleasure!" each and every time...
~ "You're stretching me out." - in reality what she wants to tell us is that we're stressing her out...
She's all girl in the fact that she's a little obsessed with make-up:
~ “Mom, when I’m a grown-up will you teach me how to wear make-up and be careful with knives and how to drive the right way?”
~ “I’m so so so so excited for you to wear make-up tomorrow!” (I try not to take this one personally.)
Regarding prayers and theology and other mysteries of the universe:
~ "Mama, does Jesus take naps?"
~ (after water baptisms at church): “I want to be baptized!” (Me: “Sounds good. You have to love Jesus to be baptized.”) “I already am loving Jesus!!” (Me: "Great! You have to have Jesus in your heart.”) “K.” (Me: "And probably be at least 7.") “But that’ll take forever!” (wailing, practically in tears)
~ "Challelujah praise the Lord!" (girlfriend loves to sing but tends to put her own spin on the lyrics)
~ "Mommy, does Jesus hear us even when we whisper our prayers?"
Miscellaneous, on potty topics, or other:
~ Any time she names a toy, it's either "Tanney" or "Lanney" for some reason.
~ "You're extracting me." - in reality what she wants to tell us is that we're distracting her (namely, when she needs privacy in the bathroom!)
~ "I have to go #2, not the sick #2, just the fine #2."
~ And my personal current favorite: Me to Presley: “Guess what song I have stuck in my head…” (sings song) Presley, in response: “Mom, thanks, now I have that song stuck in my TEETH!”