If you read 5 Kids is a Lot of Kids (and if you’re a mother with kids in the house, you should), then you’ll be familiar with the post titled On Being Wrong and Being Human: Thoughts From a 6-Year-Old. And if you’ve ever met my daughter, you know she is obedient, truthful, loving, compliant, and intelligent. Oh, and she’s also an extreme perfectionist (at 5). I had her listen to this 6 year old talk about “being human”.
In response, she said “I don’t want to be human.”
I wish I could say I responded brilliantly, or pulled out some amazing mom wisdom, but truthfully, as a kid, I was just like her. And all I could find myself saying was, it is good to make mistakes, to try our best, to be human. Unfortunately, I didn’t believe it myself until I was adult. I don’t know how she will walk this road, but we will walk it with her, imperfectly and absolutely humanly.
…for being so fun, I didn’t post one thing after Independence Day.
A new cousin was born – oooo, the sweetness!
Parades were attended
Camping happened (and a book that needs to be read everyday at our house)
The girl wanted to be sure she didn’t forget to ask for a “popsicl” for snack. So she wrote herself a note – all by herself.
At school group with a skeleton, Little Bo Peep, Little Red Riding Hood, and a fireman.
She’s actually been with us for a few weeks now, but this is our newest addition. Husband surprised us with her. She is a one year old shelter kitty. The kids currently think Dad is the best. Sunita has named all the animals with food names. I love the theme! We have Spicy the fish, Coco the snail, and Pepper the cat.
Today we went to the St. Paul Rodeo and had a great time.
Horse rides, or briefly sitting on a horse, depending on the child
Even a baby!
The guy holding the head of the cow is a classmate of Jared’s.
The story of their lives – Sunita always reaching, always saying “I want to love you brother”.
Sunita just said to Titus “Don’t say why and why, I might get headache.” Gee Dad, where’d she hear that? 😉
Can you see the puddle of water in the chair? The water on the ground?
The tents inside to break up the boredom?
That’s because it’s summertime! Blue skies, sun, playing in the pool – riiiight.