Stumpers

Grace rarely asks me a question more than once, but yesterday she asked me one she had also asked me last year, and I am so glad.  She went through this phase where she asked me some good stumpers. 

She asked me if the queen bee gets to wear a tiara. 

Love it!  When she asked last year, she also asked me if starfish have teeth, and then the same week she asked why God made pirates.  Understand there was no context for these questions, they came in the middle of dinner, or in the car and we were never discussing any of these things.  Her brain is just working.

About the same time last year, one night at dinner after a particularly long day, she grabbed the ketchup bottle and intentionally squeezed it all over the table.  I grabbed her arm, looked her square in the eye and said “Grace!  What is going on in that head of yours?”  Very calmly, she looked right back and said “It’s a voice, and it sounds like this – AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!” Don’t think singing AAAH, think screaming at the top of her lungs with an edge, and a touch of hysteria.  Because I am a quality parent, I leaned over, kissed her, and said “I totally believe you”.  I wasn’t lying.  I do.  It explains alot :). 

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1 Response to Stumpers

  1. amy says:

    I think people are less and less convinced of the importance of self-expression…I hope and pray that my kids are the same way!! I fear familial mediocrity and your stories and daily activities make me look forward to soooo much. So, hooray for discovering passion and celebration in the small things. Boring bad – life good.

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