thoughts on daily life within our family of SIX....each child in her own phase of childhood....

Friday, February 15, 2008

These Are the Things That I Will Remember....

The little guy daily suprises me with his ability to put things together. Sometimes after I ask him a question, he'll pause, and I can see the gears turning in his head as he works to thoughtfully answer my question. Until lately, he had mostly been in the phase of pre-programmed answers....I'd say, "Who's my boy? Is Elmo my boy?" "No...." "Is Ernie my boy?" "Nooooo...." "Is Santa my boy?" "Noooo...." "Who's my boy?" "Me!"

The other day, hubby, the little guy and I went to our favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch. Of course, little guy's favorite part of the meal is the fortune cookies. We opened the first cookie and took out the little scrap of paper. I said to him, "Hmmm...what does it say?" He thought for a minute, then proudly said, "Beeb!" (his name for himself) Then we opened a second cookie and asked him what that one said. He looked around as he tried to start his words and then said, "I love Mommy." Of course, I cried.


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh, that's sweet!

Ok, in response to your comment. Letter sounds at 17 mos? Ok, my kids are smart but that - that's FREAKY smart.

Katrina said... adorable! It's funny how that heartmelting power comes packaged along with all the mischief they get into. Another evidence of God's sense of balance!