Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Way too special for Kindergarten.




This girl. This little one. She's got mystery for brains. Jake and I are constantly shocked and surprised at the way she lives her life. Including the moment when she prayed to God for a new mattress. If that doesn't make us want to get one for her, I don't know what would.

The other night she told me that Moms are boring and Dads are fun. I know this is a fairly common sentiment among young children, so I didn't take it too personally. But I wanted to get to the bottom of what made her feel that way. So I asked her. She said I am mostly boring because I don't bend over and get things for her and I don't dance like a rock girl.

When my siblings come over to visit us, we turn on Youtube and go to town. We take turns dj-ing: Beyonce, Cyndi Lauper, Black-eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Regina Spektor. The kids dance, my family dances, we all throw out a couple of moves and do a little shouting. It's the way to get your weekend energy out on a Sunday evening. Apparently she's noticed that I don't dance exactly like Michael Jackson like my energetic, super-in-shape, non-pregnant brothers do. In her mind, it's a fair comparison.

She also mentioned to me that she likes my brother Gideon the best because he dances like a "rock guy" and Jared doesn't. Jared was very hurt. But I don't feel that bad. Jared, just be grateful that you worked your way into her subconscious somehow, that your name was even brought up. Because it takes effort with Ruby.

9 comments:

Kim said...

I think that your Ruby and my Penelope would be great friends. They sound a lot alike. lol. Very silly girls.

Jenni of the Great Salt Lake said...

way too special. . .

The Medleys said...

haha sarie I love it! Oh Gideon, such a rock guy. He will be so proud. I hope our kids think we are cool like ruby does!

The Medleys said...

haha sarie I love it! Oh Gideon, such a rock guy. He will be so proud. I hope our kids think we are cool like ruby does!

The Wright Crew said...

That is too cute. What a funny little girl.

Celeste said...

Ummm.... have you showed her the "worm" yet... that's dancing like a rock star!! Might have to wait til after the baby arrives :)

kristen said...

Ohhhh....how I miss her!!!!!!!!!!! (and all of you!!!)

Kate said...

You're one of the funnest mum's I know. She's so cute!

Kirst said...

I love these pictures so much