Not so tiny almost-5yo Miss Esmé continues to have lots to say…
I’ve mentioned before that Esmé likes to create her own math problems. We’ve covered a little division, but not this method:
Esmé: How many toes do I have on one foot? Two (points to left two) and two (points to right two), divided by one (points to middle toe)!
Can’t argue that…
I’m told all 4-5yos love the idea of secrets. Esmé’s favorite oxymoron these days? “Famous secret.” What could be better than that?
Esmé knows the verse “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be, also.”
Esmé: But Daddy, your treasure is on earth!
Daddy: What do you mean? What is my treasure?
Esmé: I am!
More Dad Stuff:
“When I get to heaven, I want my dad and Samson to have a war to see who is stronger, Samson or my dad.”
Bedtime Delay Tactics:
As I’m walking out of the bedroom after tucking her in, Miss Esmé calls me. “I have five questions for you!” she says.
“OK, shoot,” I reply.
She MUST have been thinking awhile on these as she enumerates them one by one:
- “How does sheep's wool grow back after it has been sheared?
- Why do monkeys have tails and climb trees?
- Why does a mirror reflect everything
- Why is paper easy to cut with scissors?
- Why does a candle only burn at the top and not just burn up?”
Yeah – that should gain her a couple more minutes of “awake” time while I scramble for answers…
Here’s a Facebook favorite for you: Esmé dumped my bottle of perfume on herself today. After I reprimanded her for the waste, she replied: "What are you so mad about? Losing a bottle is not like losing your life!"
And another one: I'm trying to get some work done right now. Esmé: "Come on! We need to go outside while the sun is still shining! I need to get some sun in my heart so I can shine for the Lord!"
And here she is making a nest in the sun…