Baby, I’m Amazed

You know when your kid is two-years-old or so and she starts saying things that you didn’t teach her to say? She has original thoughts and ideas and it amazes you? Then, sometimes her ideas are really sweet and that amazes you even more? Sparkles has been doing this for a while now, but I’m still amazed every time.

We moved to a new house a month or so ago and rented our old house to a young couple named Mike and Kelly (these are pretend names). Sparkles met them a couple of times and she is very interested in them, like they are relatives that she knows well but doesn’t see often. She includes them in her conversation at random times and she asks how they are doing when we drive near the old house. She really wants to meet Kelly’s Mom. She isn’t sure why Kelly isn’t living with her Mom.

The other day, Sparkles took out some of her favorite books from her nightstand and made a stack on the floor. She said she wanted to give the books to Mike and Kelly, in case they didn’t have enough books in the old house.

It was so sweet and so much her very own idea. Sparkles, baby, I’m amazed by you. Thanks for making my day.


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  1. Jenna

    I remember the first time A decided someone needed to have something of hers. Such pure, from-the-heart charity. Love it. And I’m quite happy Sparkles wanted to share BOOKS!

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  2. Blue Eyes

    Carol and I split the responsibilities of taking the kids to daycare in the morning. This gives us each a couple of mornings during the work week to do whatever we want – at least until the work day starts. Each morning with the girls is a pretty rigid routine of making lunches, having breakfast, and getting dressed and ready for school.

    Sparkles’ favorite breakfast is what we have termed “Crazy Mad Mix”. It includes Rice Krispies, Dora the Explorer cereal, and “Mommy’s Cereal”, which is nothing more than the bulk granola from HEB. She loves it! Eats it all gone every time (sometimes even drinking the milk remaining in the bowl).

    Lately when I ask her what she wants for breakfast, she says “Crazy Mad Mix – but we can’t eat all of mommy’s cereal, because she would be sad.”

    Gets me every time.

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  3. Sydney

    Blue Eyes: Simply ask Sparkled to share with mommy. After all she can be very sweet. 🙂

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  4. I hadn’t heard the story about breakfast! I love seeing her be aware of other people’s feelings. It is almost better than potty training. (Almost.)

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  5. I was browsing the web for Austin bloggers (we are holding a conference in Austin this October for women bloggers) and saw this sweet post- what a doll. I use my personal blog to get down the little things like this- the things about my boy that I want to remember years from now.

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  6. […] had one idea. I had the books Sparkles had picked out for Mike and Kelly, along with the new knob for the stove, wrapped in ribbon. We went to the old house and Sparkles […]

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