Miss A has a way with words. She often uses phrases that are a way beyond a normal seven year old daily vocabulary and, for the most part, she uses them in the right context. She'll say things that get right to the heart of the matter and often tug at those heartstrings as well. Daily, she'll say things that stop me in my tracks or give me a giant chuckle.
My husband says she repeats a lot of the phrases that I use with other adults or say to either my mother or husband in conversations. While I hate to admit he's right, he is. Sometimes, though, she'll say things that I know I've never said!
This week alone she's said things that I just want to document for future reference. On Wednesday night, I was at knitting and Mr C was at grandparents night at his school (with both sets of Grands!!) so P was home with the girls. It was a perfect Indian Summer Night and, now that Miss A knows how to ride her bike, she and Miss M are outside ridding along whenever they can.
P was inside reading when Miss A comes in and tells him that he needs to come outside. "It will be well worth your time" she said. So, outside P goes and she directs him to walk up the hill with her to watch her bike ride. You see, she's now learned how to start at the top of the hill and ride all the way down the hill by herself without stopping. Y'all, its a big hill and this is only day four of no training wheels. But she did it and without a doubt it was well worth P's time to watch. You Go Girl!
The second incident was Thursday morning at the breakfast table. It was just Miss A and I as the rest of the crew leaves early. I was going through our plan for the day and I asked her if she knew what day of the week it was. She replied, "PE day." Yes, it s the day you have gym class, but what "day "of the week is it really. "Well, it's Thursday."
I asked her if she remembers what happens on Thursdays. I have drop off at dance for M at 3:45 and then have to rush to Miss A's school for pickup at 3:55 which means I go through the drive up lane rather than park and exit the car to get her. It gives me about five extra minutes and I need every last one of them.
She told me she's knows that its "drive thru" day, but she doesn't like it one bit. She said she can't understand why Miss M can't get to dance even earlier or why I can't park and come get her no matter the time. I went on to explain that two weeks ago I did rush to pick her up, parked the car, and ran to the building only to "slide" thru the crossing path wipe out and scrape up my knee and elbow.
That's right she said, "it's all about you, don't forget I'm the one waiting and waiting for you!" My that girl has moxie. I said sorry Miss A, but its drive up for you.
Seriously people I could not make this up.