Friday, April 17, 2015
My little Scarlett. I can barely believe that in less than a month, she will be turning 4!! It hardly seems possible. Watching this little girl grow and become aware of the world has been one of the best experiences of my life. Watching her go from a baby to a toddler and now turn into a little girl. Not just a little girl, but a girl filled with love. A little girl who kisses my belly every morning and night to make sure her little brother feels loved. A girl who asks for a hug every time she gets upset after I scold or discipline her. A little girl who ALWAYS replies 'I love you too, Mama'.
I'm so proud of the little person that she is becoming. Mostly because I am human and struggle to be a good example for her, often times failing. But I do the best I can and watching Scarlett be kind, generous, loving and thoughtful is the best reward that a mother can get. I really enjoy notating these funny and cute things that she says periodically. I know I won't always remember them and I am hopeful that this blog will help to keep these memories for me.
"Mommy I love when your tummy is so big!"
At the grocery store after seeing a man walk by with a squash in his cart.
Scarlett: "Look Mama, look!!"
Me: "Yes Scarlett, he has a squash."
Scarlett: "But why didn't he buy the organic kind? He should buy the organic one."
(Is she my child or what? Ha ha)
Me: Scarlett, I do a lot for you. I pick you up from school, I feed you a snack, I pick up the groceries, I put them away, I put all the dishes in the dishwasher, I make you dinner, I help you clean your room and do your laundry, I give you a bath and make sure you have clean ears and short nails, I read you stories. Don't you think that's a lot of stuff?"
Me: And what does Daddy do?
Scarlett: Um…he lays down….
Scarlett: How old are you?
Scarlett: I want to be 30 really bad, Mama!
In the car driving, after Scarlett sang "You Are My Sunshine", I asked her to sing it to me again. She says, "I can sing it a lot of times to you because I have A LOTTA sunshine in my mouth."
"Mama, what's this?" (Pointing to my mole)
"It's my beauty mark."
"It means that I'm beautiful."
"I have one right here, Mama."
"Well that's because you are beautiful!"
"Yup, I AM."