While preparing lunch yesterday, Lexy came to me crying. Me: What's wrong? Lexy: (With tear filled eyes and quivering lips) I want Bean (her nickname for her brother) to stay a baby forever. Me: Well, everyone has to grow up. That's the way God made us. Lexy: I want him to stay a baby so I can play little things with him and hold him.......and....he's just so cute. This conversation continued on for a while. I put lunch on the table. We said a prayer and then Lexy ran off. She was gone for several minutes. When she returned... Lexy: I prayed that God would just let us all stay the same size forever. Me: If we all stay the same size forever, you and Josiah won't get to do all the fun things that you learn as you get older. Sometimes Mommy gets sad when I see how fast you both are growing up, but it makes me happy to see you learning new things. Don't you want to learn to ride a bike without training wheels and do the monkey bars? And, Don't you want help Josiah learn all the things that you already know. Lexy: (quiet and thinking) Another conversation while at the lake... We were roasting marshmallows around the fire when Josiah noticed some algae on one of the benches (a small section of algae he wouldn't of had to sit on). He started crying and throwing a fit about not wanting to sit on that bench. Lexy: Look Bean, I'll sit on the algae. It won't hurt me.
I'll continue adding to this post instead of making a new one:
Josiah: When I grow up I want to be a farmer, a basketball player, and a monkey like Curious George.
Lexy: Uhh, Siah, people can't be monkeys. Why don't you just be a doctor.
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