Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mozy Dozers

I love all of my children the same & I don't play favorites. However with that being said there are certain qualities that each of them possess that make me so grateful to call these sweet little ones mine. It makes them unique & helps to liven things up in my already full to the brim life. A constant reminder to slow down just a little to watch, listen, & learn from these innocent but wise beyond their years children that I have been entrusted to bring up in this crazy world. It is a daunting task but one I'm willing to tackle.

This Zoe girl of mine. She is my easiest child by far. It started at birth. She came into this world peacefully & calmly with only Dean, the Dr. & a nurse to witness this sacred event. The room was dim. The Dr. was calm. It was beautiful & perfect. She's quick to please but stubborn when she feels a strong sense of right or wrong. If someone is sad she will give them her favorite toy or blanket so they feel happy again. Her kisses are hopelessly slobbery & wet & her hugs are awkward but oh so genuine. It's hard not to fall instantly in love with all her quirks.

Lately she has really started drawing the most amazing faces. She wants to know how to draw "real eyes" I guess those are different from the fake ones, haahaa! Her favorite thing is to have Sloan or I draw something & then she looks at it & draws the exact same thing. An artist in the making. Along with mad drawing skills she has developed the sharpest little wit. She understands comic timing & once she starts it's hard to stop her. She really is funny. Yesterday she was on one of her comic rolls. As we were driving in the car the following conversation happened::

Zoe::Mom, do you still have my immunization records up there?
Me::Yes, why?
Zoe::Cause if you didn't we'd be doomed!
Me::Haahaaa, Zoe where did you hear that?
Zoe::I really have no idea.

Then at dinner::
Zoe::Mom, can we please watch a movie after dinner?
Me::No Zoe, it will be time for bed.
Zoe::Damnity Damn!!!!
Me::Zoe!!!! We don't say those words in our house!!! Where did you hear that?
Zoe::I really have no idea! (& then she giggled)

This morning she ran inside with brown splatters all over the front of her dress. She swore that a bird pooped on her (I'm pretty sure it was mud.)

Seriously!?! Where does she come up with these things. Today she stepped on a nail in the back yard. It was so sad. As I was cleaning her foot she cried while telling me her story of how it all happened. She confessed she was going to go make mud pies when the accident happened (Bird poop my foot ;). With tears streaming down her cheeks, I listened & almost started crying myself. Her sweet tender little heart melts mine on a daily basis. Her foot is sore but she'll be fine. I'm taking her to get a shot just in case, but the nail wasn't rusty & that is a good thing.

So why am I sharing these silly moments? Because if I don't I will forget them. I find myself so tired at the end of the day I fall asleep saying my prayers. I want to make sure I don't forget these moments. Typing them out is a way for me to remember. How do you remember your child's little quirks & funny sayings. Do you write them down? I'd love to know. Hope you all are having a great week!