I have to record more Emma stories; otherwise, I will forget them and wish I had written them down somewhere!
Emma Story #1 -
We were driving to meet Jeff and Grace for dinner (Pike was at his small group) and she's reading in the backseat. Here's the conversation that followed - and remember this girl is 100% serious and is not trying to be funny!
"Momma, my foot is asleep"
"That's OK - just stretch out your leg."
"I know why it's asleep...it is so tired from today. I worked it so hard."
"Really, what did you do to your foot."
"Well, at lunch, I put it up to my ear. (OK - I know she puts her foot to her ear at home and pretends its a phone every now and then, but I had no idea the girl was doing it at school - much less at lunch!) And then I exercised it at recess and at Kayla cousin's house I did jumping jacks on the trampoline with it and then I made it do push-ups." (Push-ups, really?)
I'm trying not to laugh and I say something like, "It sounds like your foot had a big day."
And she says, "I know! And I don't understand how it can be so tired and sleepy now, but it will stay awake all night long!"
I know, sweet girl, I'm not sure I understand it either!
Emma Story #2
A little background...Emma is not the best eater - especially at dinner. She doesn't like too many things I cook and, even though she usually ends up eating it, she's very slow. So, if it's dessert night, she usually misses out.
One night I made a simple meal of baked chicken, rice and veggies - and she missed out on dessert. When I put the girls to bed, this was her prayer...
"Dear Jesus, Thank you for this day. It was a good day until dinner. And, Jesus, could you please help Momma pick out something better to cook? Oh, Dear Lord, give her a better idea for tomorrow. And tell her to save me a cookie. Amen."
8 years ago