The other day, the kids gave me a small insight into their random little minds.
Recently, Little Love #5 celebrated her second birthday!! The day before, I'd tell her excitedly, "Tomorrow's your birthday!!" She'd respond by crying and saying, "I don't want my birthday!" After trying to convince her it was a good thing, she finally told me that I could give her birthday to my oldest daughter. LOL Soon enough, she'll realize that this whole birthday things is a pretty good deal. =)
The other day, the kids and I were all playing outside--or I guess I should say that they were playing, while I sat and read. They kept bringing me their little "treasures" that they were finding around the yard: a colorful leaf, a pretty rock, a snail shell... My 3-year-old son brought me a leaf that he said was "so bootiful." It was fuzzy with mold! Then, my not-quite-2-year-old happily brought me her treasure--dry dog poop. At least it wasn't fresh. As my brother pointed out, "One girl's poop is another girl's treasure."
(I don't have a picture of the poop, thankfully, but sometimes you've gotta wonder what the animals are thinking, too. This really CAN'T be comfortable!!)
Later that same day, my six-year-old son came up to me, totally serious, and asked me, "Mama, would you rather have a braid in your hair or eat a banana?" What?!?!?!? In what way are those two things related? Oh, wait, they're not. Sometimes I'd really love a peek into their minds. Questions like this are just major teasers of what's going on in there. Other times, I think it's really lucky for us both that I don't know what they're thinking.
I love these young ages. There's so much random weirdness, so much excitement, and so much hilarity.
I sure love my kids!