Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For a smile

I always smile when I see this photo of Lorelei and Otti....but that is not what I am thinking will make you smile.

It is this...Lorelei has played in the bathtub every night she has been here.  Has enjoyed it more than usual.  Last night I went in there to check on her and she was pretending something with her toys, but for the life of me I cannot remember what.  I guess because of what she said to me just knocked it right out of my mind.

She looked up at me and said, "Mamaw, if you die before I have my babies, don't worry.  I will tell them all about their great grandma!"

And she and I both just laughed...I think she is thinking she would lay and tell her babies stories the way she makes me tell her stories every night.  She wants them about her mom, her aunt, herself, Papaw or me. 

This is not the first time me dying has come up, though it is the first time she has ever mentioned it and not been sort of tearful.  She used to really worry about it.  I don't know why.  Also, she has mentioned it before in relation to me getting to see her babies.

I know beyond a doubt, I did not think of how many children I wanted at her age...oh, she has decided on two children, too.  She has always wanted babies, but this visit is the first time I think I have heard an exact number.


eileeninmd said...

Good morning, it is true kids do say the darndest things. Your Lorelei is so cute, I would hope she is not worried about you dying. Otti must be a very calm and good doggie. Have a happy day!

Sandra said...

when you were her age, you did not see all the young ones see now, i am sure she saw this on a movie or a cartoon.. i think they see way to much now before they grow up. think about what we knew at her age. when we went to first grade we had to learn to write and read and abc, now they start that at age 3 and they also hear people talking about things and it sticks in their minds. when we were little no one talked about death in front of us. i never heard a cuss word until i was 20 or so..

Judy said...

How precious, it brought tears to my eyes Rose. Such special times you are having with Lorelei.

Anonymous said...

She loves and treasures you and wants to learn all she can in order to pass that long to her children. Your blog will be a wonderful record for her to share!

EG CameraGirl said...

She sounds so grownup to be thinking about that! I love the way she thinks.

Gill - That British Woman said...

oh Rose, that is so sweet, but sad at the same time. She's too young to be thinking about people dying. Maybe one of her friends grandparents have passed on?

Small City Scenes said...

What an amazing child she is. She just wants to make sure you and her Pawpaw will always be there for her.
I do think only children are a bit different that ones with several siblings. They do spend more time with adults for one thing. Kylee was that way too.
Love the picture of her and her dog.