Grace, Anderson, and I were on our way to pick up Eli and Emilie from school the other day and this is what Grace said to me as we are waiting at the stop light. This came out of the blue.
Grace: " Mommy, how do we go up?"
Me: "Hmmm, what do you mean?"
Grace:" You know, how do we go up?"
Me: "Are you asking me how we float up to heaven?"
Grace: "No Mommy, look at that sign up there. It's telling you to go up!"
(She pointed to a big sign up ahead that was pointing straight but through the eyes of a child it is pointing up. Which, in actuality it is.)
I wonder how long she sat there dreaming up how our car would go up.
Me: " So Em, do you think you want to get your ears pierced for your birthday?"
Emilie: "Yes, I do."
Me: " How do you feel about it? "
Emilie: " Well, I am not really nervous about it hurting. I am scared that they might accidentally hit my nose or something like that." ( She says this calm and very matter-of-factly.)
I take a second to try and figure out what she means. It hits me and I can't help but giggle. You see, I have been telling Emilie that her ears will be pierced with a ear piercing gun.
Me: "Emilie have you been thinking this whole time that someone was going to stand and point a gun at your ears and shoot?
Emilie: "Yes, I guess so."
We both had a good laugh!
I just can't believe that she was still willing to go through with it.
I love you my girls! Thanks for showing how adult communication can be pretty poor at times.
I wish I could post pictures of my girls. EEEEERRRRGGGGG!