August 20, 2005

Before I forget these little gems

The Girl Child, aged 4.5, just blows me away with the sophistication of her vocabulary and I wanted to note some of the things she said today before I forget them:

Me: Mamma, did you see that the Boy Child ate all of his mango with his fork?

GC (to me): Hey, so did I.

Me: Yeah, but his was a bigger accomplishment, it seems to me.

GC: But then why was mine a smaller accomplishment?

I explained, I promise, that it was because the Boy Child and the fork were but recent acquaintances.

GC: Pappa, where are the rest of the pieces of my puzzle?

Me: Well, did you leave them on the table?

GC: Yes, I did, but someone must have come along and removed them!

I don't know how special or different this makes her to anyone else, but to me, it seems quite remarkable.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 20, 2005 09:08 PM | TrackBack

She is definitely an old soul!!!

Posted by: Mark at August 20, 2005 09:37 PM

Wow...she speaks better than quite a few adults that I know...possibly even me.

Posted by: Howard at August 21, 2005 10:49 AM

I would tack this on two things:

1) She's a remarkable child. (period); and,
2) She's at least bilingual. I am of the opinion that another language helps the vocabulary immensely. I so wanted my boys to be bilingual but alas, my ex didn't know enough Spanish. Darnit.

Posted by: Margi at August 22, 2005 04:51 PM

They are just so adorable! I'm so glad you're posting these for posterity. They will get such a kick from reading these posts as they grow older.

Well, at least my son has.

Posted by: Michele at August 24, 2005 11:51 PM
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