July 15, 2006

She's 5 1/2 going on 25

I used to think it was just that she was 5 going on 13. I was way too conservative in my estimate. She's past her teenage years already. Tonight, while having dinner with my parents who came up to help us do a couple of things around the house (I bribed them with beer, burgers, and unrestricted access to the kids), my mother asked which of the ice creams we were serving was sugar free. And the Girl Child spoke:

Girl Child: Grandpa? Nana is allergic to sugar. . .

Grandpa: I know.

GC: Which is unfortunate.

Silence reigned for a moment as we all processed that remark. The Girl Child quietly continued with her ice cream.

Then, later tonight, I threw her pj's to her. It was not a good throw but she caught them just fine.

Me: Good catch! It was not a good throw.

GC: Pappa, it wasn't about the throw; it was all about the catch. [pause] It really wasn't a very good throw but it was an excellent catch.

Like I said. 25, at least.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 15, 2006 07:12 PM | TrackBack

Her vocabulary? Impressive. And the fact that she knows how to use the 10-dollar words? Totally impressive. And to wrap all that up in a darling little package? She's a dollface.

And the little boys won't even know what hit 'em. Heh.


Posted by: Margi at July 16, 2006 02:19 AM

Very cute!!!

Posted by: Mark at July 16, 2006 01:08 PM

She's as adorable as she is precosious (sp?).

Btw, has work, life or power outages kept you away?

Posted by: Michele at July 21, 2006 08:37 PM
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