My Mother in Law (Rita) called me over to the couch with a hushed voice the other day, she had a Lily story to tell me and didn’t want Lil to know how cute she thought this little story was. Rita told me that day before when Lily was playing with her in Rita’s bedroom Lily told her and Papa “When I’m not a good listener and Mama tells me no I lay down on the ground like this (Rita demonstrates by spreading her arms out in front of her head while she pretends to lay on the ground) and I melt like a puddle”. I had to laugh. Whenever Lily starts to throw a fit (which thankfully isn’t that often) we call it a meltdown; although Lily hardly ever lays on the ground during her fits). Lily has heard that and interpreted it in her own way. I love how her little mind works.
The other day I was scouting Tredup.com for some new clothes for Lil and I asked her what she thought of a winter dress. She looked at it for a few moments and took a few steps back from my computer and said “Look Mama, I’m not big enough for that” and when I turned around she was holding her arms out and showing me that’s how big she was. I laughed and said ‘You’re probably right, it’s way too big for you’, even though it was a 4T and would only be a little big right now.
Later I saw a cute winter top and asked her for her opinion again and she thought about it and took a few steps back and this time with her arms stretched wide said “yeah, that will fit perfectly. Get that one Mama”.
I didn’t end up ordering anything right then, but I loved Lily’s responses to my questions. She’s had a good grasp of language for a long while now and we have had millions of conversations, but lately the conversations are more…real. More complete. More interesting and fun. My girl is growing up so fast and it’s a pleasure to be a witness to it.
*The picture has nothing to do with the post really, I just liked it.
I freely admit that I liked 50 Shades Of Grey. It was a fun read, even with all of the bad writing.
I saw this on another blog and it made me giggle like a school girl.