March Slice of Life No. 26.
Thumbing my journals today, I ran across a few EN anecdotes from his preschool years.
EN had been trailing me around the house all afternoon.
EN: What are you doing, Gramma?
Me: Brushing my teeth.
EN places his hand on his hip and studies my mouth that is foaming with toothpaste.
EN: Nice teeth, Gramma!
Dad is grilling.
EN has absconded the large BBQ tongs, and he is using both hands to open and close them.
Me, from porch: What are you doing, EN?
EN: Pinching. I’m a crab.
Me: What are you going to pinch?
(He heads toward his dad, pinching the tongs as fast as he can.)
EN: Mommy, there’s a spider in your bedroom!
Mommy heads up the stairs with determination.
EN plops onto the couch, gives Mommy a huge thumbs up.
Then he wipes his brow with his hand and sighs with relief: Whew!
Me: Why did you say, Whew?
EN, with tragic expression: Spiders want people’s blood.
(He has been watching “Charlotte’s Web.”)
It is a very cold windy day.
EN and EM burst into my kitchen with a gust of wind.
Me: Is it cold outside?
EN: Un..huh! It is like invisible snow going all around your body.
EN: Yes, ’cause in the clouds there is a big blizzard is coming.
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He is too cute! Love the invisible snow.
EN is very creative and used his/her imagination well. He/She is going to be a super writer, like Grandma.
I love that these were written in your notebook, waiting for the perfect time to make an appearance. I had to laugh at the invisible snow. I understand that!
If I don’t write them down, either paper-pen or digital, I will lose them. I’ve already lost too many. 🙂
So great that you wrote down these bits of conversation. The line about the cold: “It is like invisible snow going all around your body” is amazing – a powerful simile. I wonder how you will share these bits with your grandchildren one day.
(And you have inspired me to be ready to do this when my granddaughter starts talking.)
I don’t know… Some type of digital journal combining snippets and photos would work. Or perhaps just an old fashioned paper and pen journal. But knowing me and all my projects, I’ll probably continue to store them in my journals (paper-pen and digital) and on my blog and each grandkid will have to discover his/her own.
Love these snippets. Kids really do say the cutest things. You never know what is going through their heads or what they will say.
And when they tell you what they are thinking, you realize you know even less. 🙂