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At the age of four, Smalls has to be the smartest person I know. One of my favorite things in life are the conversations we have on our daily commute. While my pocketbook is excited that she starts kindergarten next year, part of me is really sad that we won’t have our quality time anymore. So, for now, I’m going to enjoy it while I can. Here are five things I’ve learned from my four-year-old.
1 — IT DOESN’T TAKE A LOT TO SHOW SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM.
Smalls: I love Connor.
Peeved: Who is Connor?
Smalls: The boy in my class. In the brown shirt.
Peeved: Oh, well, why do you love him?
Smalls: Because, he is nice to me and he plays with me all the time.
Peeved: Don’t you love the rest of your friends?
Smalls: Yes, but I love Connor the most. He makes mud pies with me and plays Scooby-Doo with me.
Peeved: That’s why you love him the most?
Smalls: Yep. Mommy, do you want to know how much I love Connor?
Peeved: Sure, honey, how much?
Peeved: Wow, Smalls, that sure is a lot.
Smalls: I know.
Peeved: Well, does Connor love you back?
Peeved: How do you know?
Smalls: I already told you. He plays with me. He sits next to me. He gets messy with me. And, he gives me hugs before I leave every day.
Peeved: Sounds a lot like love to me, peanut.
2 — YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE ALL THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU.
Peeved: Yes, Smalls.
Peeved: Yes, Smalls.
Peeved: I hear you! What?
Smalls: Can you get my froggy?
Smalls: Can you get my little cute red froggy? It fell on the floor. There. Behind your seat.
Peeved: Well, I can’t right now, I’m helping your sister with her bag.
Smalls: Well, you got two hands!
3 — EVERYONE CAN USE A SLICE OF HUMBLE PIE.
Mr. Peeved: Smalls, who’s the prettiest girl in the whole wide world?
Mr. Peeved: Mommy is? Not you?
Smalls: Me, too.
Peeved: Smalls, who’s the handsomest boy in the whole wide world?
Smalls: Uncle Mike.
Peeved: Don’t you mean Daddy?
Smalls: No, Uncle Mike.
4 — NEVER GIVE UP.
Smalls: Mommy, can I have a dog?
Smalls: Why not? ‘Cause your allergic?
Peeved: Um, yes, I’m allergic.
Smalls: But, you could just stay in your room all day long. You could watch TV and read books and Daddy and I can bring you food.
Peeved: Tempting, but, no. We have cats, those are your pets.
Smalls: Mommy, what would happen if the cats died?
Peeved: Well, Smalls, they would go to cat heaven.
Smalls: And, then we could get a dog?
Peeved: No, then we wouldn’t have any pets and we would be sad.
Smalls: I wouldn’t be sad. I don’t even like those cats.
Smalls: Oh, mommy, look at that doggie.
Peeved: It’s so cute, Smalls.
Smalls: Yep, I want one just like it.
Peeved: Black and white?
Smalls: Yes, but small and fluffy like Aunt Banana’s dog. You know Aunt Banana is not allergic to dogs. I could live at her house.
5 — YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SING LIKE NO ONE ELSE IS LISTENING. (And, you may want to lay off the RockBand!)
*Click on the photo – it should take you to a Flickr video. It’s too late in the day and I don’t have patience with WP to try and figure out why it’s not embedding properly.*
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