This month our house has been on the market and we have had several showings. Which means our house has been the cleanest you've ever seen it in your 44 months! You have become an expert at helping me get everything in its place and "just so" before a showing. And you've become a trooper at going random places at random times with Charlie as your buddy in the backseat. Of course why would you complain when half the time it seems the trip includes a stop for ice cream or cherry water from Sonic?! You still get emotional at times when you think about moving but other times blabber on and on about "the house on 13th street" or "I really wanna live in that green house" or other random real estate phrases you hear your daddy and I talking about.
Mama what is that pink thing I have?
No the pink thing I twirl in.
No it's new and I twirl in it.
Yes with princesses on it, it's new, I twirl in it and it's pink?
YES!! MY NIGHTGOWN!! Thank you for my nightgown mommy!
(Phew! I got it! Did we win the $25,000 though?!)
While driving down the road you shouted "Look at that trophy!" I was stunned that you knew what the word trophy was but then 5 seconds later you said "Mom, what IS a trophy?"
One day you were sitting on the potty and started screaming my name so loudly I thought you were injured and ran in to see what you were shrieking about. Pointing at a crease line on your belly you said excitedly "Look! I have a stripey thing like you! Now I'm a mommy too!"
You refer to the new McDonalds being built down the street as the "Shortcake Dentist" building. I have NO idea how this came about.
Tonight we had a mother/daughter night at church and you were looking forward to it all week. Every day you asked me if the banquet was tonight, and when I told you no it's on Friday, you would start to cry. You were so excited to go, be with your friends, be silly with your mom, paint our nails, and eat lots of yummy treats. The mommies got to hear a wonderful lesson about raising daughters from Ms. Debbie and we wrote letters to be sent in the mail to our daughters about how much we love them, character traits we admire about them, and what we'd like to see for their future. I know I write you a letter every month on the blog but I rarely focus on those specific things so I'll sum up what I wrote here: I love your sense of humor, your adventurous spirit, and your kind heart. You are already a great friend who is good at sharing and empathizing with others. I pray those traits will grow as you become a compassionate adult who cares about others. I pray you grow in the Lord and use your spiritual talents to find ways to serve Him. I pray you are a confident woman one day who not only cares for others but cares for herself, is proud of who she is, and who can forgive herself when she messes up. I pray you will love and respect yourself and others, and that you will always know how much your daddy and I love you.