Monday, August 16, 2010

Quotes from the 4 year old...

We are here in 105 degree Texas, spending some time with Mommom and Poppy. As usual, Eliana talks from the time she wakes up until she falls asleep. A few of the things she has said while we've been here have given us laughs, so I thought I'd share...

We swim every morning and every evening in order to survive the heat. Eliana is a fan of asking people to do "tricks" in the water. At one such request, my mom did some fancy formation and dropped below the surface of the water. I commented that she "always did want to be a synchronized swimmer." Eliana responded by asking, "Can I be a sinker swimmer, too?"

While Poppy was in the pool, Eliana wanted to float on one of the pool toys like Poppy did, with it completely under the water. He said, "Oh, you're too light to make it go under water." Her response: "Oh, but you're dark enough, right?" Because we all know that the opposite of light is dark....

When she sings "This Little Light of Mine," instead of singing "hide it under a bushel... no!" she sings, "I tell Rachel 'No!' I'm gonna let it shine!"

After church on Sunday, Mommom asked Ellie if she had fun in the nursery. "You mean the monotreme?" she asked. When asked what a monotreme was, she said, "Oh, it's a bird. You know, birds poop and pee at the same time. That's why they're monotremes."

She ate her carrots at dinner one night and Mommom asked her if she wanted more. "No, they're yucky. Didn't you try any?"

She calls the road away from Mommom and Poppy's house the "rollercoaster road" because it goes up and down like a rollercoaster.

I asked what she wanted for lunch one day and she said, "Um, how about rotten eggs?" I told her she didn't want rotten eggs, that they were gross. "What about... soy eggs?" I told her there was no such thing. "Mommom, what were those eggs called again?" *pause while Mommom answers* "Oh yeah, scrambled eggs!"

Something that she has said for a long time but had many opportunities to use here thanks to the neighbors' roosters is "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" Only she pronounces it "Ack-a-caudle-doo"

Ellie also pretended to be Tinkerbell in the pool. She had a bubble wand and went around sprinkling water on people's heads. When we asked what she was doing, she said she was "tinkling on everyone's heads".... just like Tinkerbell does.

I just asked her what her favorite thing about Mommom and Poppy's house is and she said, "I love to play in my room, play in the pool, spend time with them, and play games with you." So there you haven it. I guess we'll get back to doing the things she loves while we are here for the last couple days.

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