Monday, January 18, 2010

Lessons on emotions

Sitting at the kitchen table feeding Jack.  Sadie walks in and climbs on top of a chair in a cowgirl skirt and a big black bow in her hair:
"Are you hungry, Sadie?"
" Nahhhh...I'm not hungry, I'm disappointed."
I'm caught off guard by such a grand articulation from my tiny 3 year old.
"Why are you disappointed, Sadie."
"Because I can't play with my toys."
"You can play with your toys, baby."
"I can't do it because I need to get in the hop-tub."
Apparently, Sadie wanted to go swimming, but it was too cold so she set her heart upon the "hop-tub."

Standing at the sink, washing dishes.  Sadie walks in and hides behind my leg. She's twisting her feet and leaning against the cabinet below the sink.  Her face is drooped into what my daddy calls a "puppy dog face."

"What's the matter, Sadie?"
"I'm sad."
"Why are you sad?"
"Because my daddy makes me sad."
"Aweee....how did daddy make you sad?"
"Because he make me sad and he's not my best friend."
"Who's your best friend?"
"Daddy not my best friend anymore."
"Daddy's not your best friend?"
"No. He won't let me have the ball and he's not my best friend.  My heart is broke."
I peer into the living room and see Jared laying on the floor tossing a ball into the air.
"Jared! You better let Sadie play with that ball! You broke her heart and she says you're not her best friend anymore!"
He chuckled in amusement and called out to Sadie, who played ball for a few minutes and then snuggled next to him on the floor.

6 comments:

Lexi said...

Looks like she's got it down! :-)

Sorry it's taken me forever to respond back to you but we would ♥ to see you guys towards the end of summer if you still want to visit. By then, Chloe will be weaned from me and hopefully not sleeping the whole day like she is now, plus it will be warmer! It's so up and down with the weather here. It will be FREEZING for two weeks, warm for 2 days, raining for a week, etc, etc! Arrgh!

We can't wait to hang out with you guys again. :-) :-) :-)

15 Painted Cups said...

Sadie is becoming quite the precocious young lady! That's adorable:D I hope her heart isn't "broke" anymore.

Jenn said...

OMG that is hilarious and so grown up all at the same time. Fun times. Love the way you recap these Sadieisms :) Miss her/yall!

Jamie said...

Oh goodness. Isn't it just crazy sometimes, the things their little brains will come up with. What is it going to be like for us when these 3 year olds are 13 year olds?! It's going to be high drama!

Robin D said...

I need to do better about writing these kinds of things down. Aren't 3 year olds the funniest! I'm glad to be catching up on your blog. You're kids are just as cute as ever and you're still hillarious! I love reading your blog! Hope all is well!

Lexi said...

Come out, come out whereever you are! Whatcha been up to? It's been so quiet on your blog! I hope everything is going ok there in San Antonio! I miss you!!! :-)