Lucy and I were walking out of Kroger. "Hi!" she exclaimed, and started toward a lovely Hispanic woman and her elementary-aged children. I smiled at them, then looked back at Lucy questioningly. She stopped short and asked, "You do know them, right mama?" I didn't. But it's so funny to me that she thinks I'm buddies with all Hispanic people :)
Also, I had a Diet Coke with this label:
"I can read that!" Lucy exclaimed. "It says EVAPORATED!"
I think she overshot it a bit, but she's really thinking about those letter sounds!
She also told me this morning about a conversation with her imaginary boyfriend (?!?). It started out with a kind of a shimmy and a "Heeeeeey giiiiiiiiiiiirl, you wanna have a date?" I'm toast.
We sometimes toss things out the car windows. I always say something about how the birds can eat it because it's always something biodegradable--a cracker, an apple core, etc. Yesterday we were driving and she said that she needed a tissue, becuase she had had a "boog" on her finger. I couldn't find anything, so I said that she could toss it out the window. Long pause. "Mama, it's really -isgusting. I don't think the birds will want to eat it."
She asked last week, "Mama, did the UKs win?" Nope, I answered. "Then who won the football?"
She was in the back of the car recently, looking at her hands. She had 2 fingers up on one hand and 4 on the other. "Two plus four equals six. And (finger maneuvering) four plus two equals six! Mama, there are two ways to make six!" I blew her mind by putting three and three up on my hands. Delighted giggle. "Math is so fun." she sighed.
I've been eating low-carb, which is pretty great for the ol' diabetes. She isn't super-enthused, and recently told me, "My doctor told me that I have to eat HIGH CARB. Just, like, candy and stuff." Nice try, throwing in a professional medical opinion!
And this scene from when I checked on her tonight:
She's sleeping, and that is a picture book, open to a picture of her and I that she looks at "when she misses Mama." I don't even have words for the sweetness.