Monday, February 02, 2009

Kids say the darndest things

The other day, Elizabeth said, out of the blue, something along the lines of:

"Remember when I was at the dentist and I got my crowns? And you wanted me to eat the popsicle? Well, I didn't want to eat it because I was tired."

Yeah. That was months ago. Then we have this kicker. There a death in the family last month and Yvonne was upset and crying. Elizabeth gave her a hug and said she would make a card for her "grandpap" to make her feel better. A few hours later she comes back to see me while I'm working and hands me a little picture that she drew. The conversation went something like this:

"Dad! Look at the card I made for mom's grandpap."
"It looks wonderful sweetie."
"See? This side has a dolphin." She turns it over and points "And here's an arrow and an airplane and two hearts."
"That's very nice of you to do that sweetie."
"Mom's grandpap is in heaven. Can you mail to heaven?"

And that's when I could only do my best to not cry and say I'd try to mail it to heaven. So if you know of an address I can use, please let me know.

4 comments:

cinda1212 said...

Don't those comments just KILL you? We have those around here, too. I try to write them down, send an email to the grandparents - remember it somehow. but there are so many, it's hard to keep up.

TK42ONE said...

Yes! Of course I never remember saying stuff like this but Mom is always one to remind me about the time I didn't want to talk to her on the phone because I was busy watching TV.

But yes, I wish I could capture everything they said. It would make a great book.

gaylemckay said...

so make sure you start that book. even if it is a file on your computer.

mom

TK42ONE said...

Seeing as I'm four year's behind with Elizabeth, it won't have everything in it. But who knows what William will say when he starts talking.