My three year old is constantly cracking me up. Today, I want to just dedicate a post to my little Jelly Bean.
So last night, I tell my kids it’s time to go get their teeth brushed, and she exclaims, “I do declare!” This is not the first time she’s said this. A couple of weeks ago she made the same exclamation. Puzzled, I tried to remember if I ever used that expression. Yes, we do live in South Carolina. Yes, Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite classics (book and movie) and yes, I do love Ms. Scarlett O’Hara, but I’m quite certain I have never said “I do declare!”
And then the mystery was solved as we were watching “The Backyardigans” the other night. Tasha says it! I love that show!
Jelly Bean is always surprising me with the statements she makes, questions she asks, observations…. for a 3 year old, she is wise beyond her years. But she has always been this way.
I will never forget in the days after I came home from the hospital, overwhelmed with grief after losing my Kathryn, I cried from time to time. She crawled up on my lap with a tissue, blotted my eyes and said “Oh goodness sake mommy.” She was not even two yet.
Yesterday she tells me she needs to whisper in my ear. As I lean in, she whispers “Nobody got time for dat!” Oh boy.
My sweet girl. Full of hugs, kisses, laughter. Every day with her is a blessing.
I love all of my children, and they are own special in their own ways. Jelly Bean’s gift is certainly love and laughter.
I do declare, I am blessed.
What silly things have your little ones said lately?
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