February 3, 2009

What I learned this week

It is Tuesday again. Time for What I learned this week...

This week’s lesson wasn't really something new in my world, rather a gentle reminder from our oldest daughter Lauren, who has always been one step ahead of from birth (which came a couple weeks early too)

She had a couple things to say to me this week that make me smile, laugh at me and marvel at her...

Tuesday Morning:
Mom: Hey the sun is finally coming up
Lauren: You know mom the sun doesn't "come out" we just tilt and rotate around it
Mom: I know that honey, it is just something everyone says and is widely accepted to say
Lauren: Yeah, but it is not true

Wednesday Morning:
Lauren: I wanted to tell you about the Marley book you bought me
Mom: Yeah, do you love it?
Lauren: Well, I read a couple chapters then put it up on my shelf, I decided it was NOT the kind of book I want to be reading right now.
Mom: That's OK, what are you reading? (hiding all signs of disappointment)
Lauren: My new Space book from Paige, the Secret Garden and Quirks and Quarks...

So, my lesson learned is: Watch how you say what you say to your smarty pants 8 year old, and don't assume she is going to love a book you buy her just because you did (and you probably should bring her to the store with you next time).

LAUREN I love you just the way you are, all smarter than me and all! I LOVED watching the ISS fly over our house with you and I marvel all that you will accomplish in this world. You go girl, never let me catch up with you!

14 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

She sounds smarter than me!

Grams said...

Great post!

sarah said...

Kids just get smarter and smarter, don't they?! Girls are fun and yours are adorable. I have 10 & 11 year old daughters. They keep me guessing.

gosduck said...

What a cute little smarty-pants. I hope she keeps it up. Gotta love those smart girls!

Bonnie said...

I love the comment about the sun coming up. She has an amazing mind and spirit.

Allison said...

What a smart little cookie you've got there.

jen@odbt said...

Kids are smart. I'm amazed at how much my kids know. Looks like you're going to be on your toes keeping up with Lauren.

Musings of a Housewife said...

What a riot. And she's gorgeous to boot! :-)

carolmehl said...

Love your daughter's name! We have a Lauren, too. ;)

Windy said...

Smart girl - my 8 y/o son is the same way. He will let you know in a heartbeat if you don't say something the correct way:)

whoopsadasie said...

Sound like my 4 year-old grandson! He is too smart for his own good!

I swear they come smarter and smarter these days.

fortyb4forty said...

Very funny. My oldest son is like that too.

The Bailey Family said...

She must get it from somewhere!!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

I have a smarter than me 8 year old too! Love it!