Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kaytlynn is smart...

I have a few things I need to blog about, but don't have the time or energy to do so. I had to get this quick one down though, before I forgot it in the hustle of the new school year.

Kaytlynn just had her 6th birthday party and my parents came down to Houston to celebrate with her. Kaytlynn had somehow "showed off" to my daddy and this is what was said.

Daddy (Papa) : "Kaytlynn, I think you are smart to know how to do that.

Kaytlynn : "Well, of course I'm smart. I'm six.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Delaney's new accomplishment...

I'm sort of an unusual reading teacher. Most people I know have their kids doing flashcards, writing letters, etc. at a very early age. Not me. Anyone that knows me, knows I take learning seriously, but my mom told me before I was even a mom, that they only get to "just have fun" for a few years. I took those words to heart. So if they ask, I tell them. If they don't...I don't.

Delaney asked me 2 days ago how to spell her name...I chanted it to her a few times and she would chant along...missing most of the last 3 or 4 letters.

Yesterday, as we were driving to the Children's Museum...she started singing her own tune...and for words she sang out "D-E-L-A-N-E-Y...those are letters and that's my name". I started cheering while steering and she was so proud of herself. Now she starts singing it at the drop of a hat. She is so cute! And growing up.

On a side note. Kaytlynn and Delaney are playing babies and doctors, and she just informed Delaney...all babies die, except mine, okay?

And I guess the unusual thing is that Delaney is pretty much fine with that. have a 5 year old brain!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

What Would Jesus Do?

So the Northrup family got together with our neighbors, The Crenshaws, as is usually the case on a Friday night, for a good game of spades for the adults, and a Barbie and movie fest for the kids. People warned me that having the girls so close together would cause me to deal with them bickering and fighting all the time. Fortunately, that isn't the case at all. They are each other's best friend. Really, they adore one another and hardly ever argue. Notice I said hardly ever.

Last night, during Barbie fest, Kaytlynn and Delaney decided they wanted to play with the same Barbie doll. They had a tug of war that ended with Delaney "hurting" herself and running to Daddy for sympathy. Was she really hurt? Not at all. She just wanted the Barbie and thought getting hurt was the way to go. Of course, dear ol dad didn't see it this way...but I promise I'm right.

They both get time out. After their time out is served they are happy campers and it is time for me to talk to them about their choices...and why it was a bad one.

I talk to Delaney. She gets it...she should love her sister and not fight with her.

I talk to Kaytlynn. She is a little I pull the "What does the Bible say a friend does?" card out on her.
She quickly quotes..."a friend loveth at all times...Proverbs 17:17".
Mommy thinks "good girl", but mommy says "Now were you loving Delaney when you were fighting with her over the Barbie?"
Kaytlynn whispered almost silently "No, mommy" I am sorry.

I should have stopped right there....but I didn't.
I ask Kaytlynn, "If Jesus was playing with Delaney and wanted the same barbie she did, what would he have done?"
Kaytlynn replied with eyes wide "probably torn the Barbie's head off or something".

I tried my best to hold it did Dana and Todd...but eventually we are all turning away trying for Kaytlynn to not see our giggles behind our stern faces.

I quickly tell her to go hug her sister and apologize. They did, and went upstairs to play like they should...while we all laughed so hard that our sides hurt.

We have NO IDEA really what she was talking about. I guessed that maybe she was talking about how powerful and big God is, since she talks about that a lot. Dana thinks maybe God was going to tear barbie in half so that they could both play with her. The jury is out on that one. Wouldn't it be great to be able to read their minds when they say things like that?