Thursday, February 21, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

It's past midnight and I should be in bed. I was on my way there when I heard Miss Tinkerbell calling out to me and I just had to share this one before I make my appointment with my pillows. (and yep, I switched from cultural references to cliches)

I heard Miss Tink crying and calling for me. I figured it was a bad dream, nothing a little TLC can't cure. I go and pick her up for some cuddles and ask what's wrong.

"I'm sad Mommy"

"Why sweetie? What happend"

"I'm just sad"

So, I tell her that when I'm sad, sometimes it helps if I think about what makes me happy. And I asked her what made her happy. I'm expecting an answer that includes one of her stuffed animals, her art stuff, her toys, her videos, etc. Her response was instant.

" 'Nama"
"Nana"
"Papa"
"Anne"
"George"

These are her grandparents and her great grandparents folks. Then she pulls this one out --

"All you need are friends"

This from my 2 1/2 year old daughter. And at that age -- she gets it. Not a single toy was mentioned -- only people (a few friends from school made the list too. Mommy and Daddy may have been in there somewhere -- kind of hard to tell since she was falling back asleep on my shoulder).

Thanks Miss Tinkerbell for the reminder. And thanks for letting me know that you have so much to teach me.

For all my bloggy friends -- you make me happy :0).

15 comments:

Kristin L said...

That is so sweet. She's a keeper for sure!

Clare said...

Oh bless her. She's growing up fast.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How sweet! You make me smile.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Now print the blog entry and put it in her baby book. We all know we can sorta mess these blogs up, and I'd hate to loose this piece!

What a treasure.

Carolyn said...

Isn't it wonderful that they know this instinctively? She's a sweetheart, must get that from her great mom!

mamaspark said...

What a sweetie! Obviously you raised a brilliant child. Good job instilling the proper value system in her.

upstateLisa said...

Sometimes children are wise beyond their years.

Samantha said...

what a smart little Tink you have!

Libby said...

Oh how sweet *s* From the mouths of babes.

anne bebbington said...

Kids just tell it like it is don't they - bless!!

lera said...

Very sweet.

Dawn said...

Oh man, that is just too sweet!

Helen said...

Awwww, that is just so sweet! She'd so right too! :)

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Awww. What a smart kid. She's obviously coming from a great environment too.

(psst~ I love the colors in the knitting you did at Mom's!)

Karyn said...

That's one smart little girl!