While curling Libby’s hair, I accidentally hit the top of her head with the end of the curling iron. She got all upset and said, “Mama, I’m calling WHR.” Sweet girl, I think you mean DHR but I don’t think either of those agencies are going to do you any good right now.
Kyndall is a very…. spicy….person. She is blunt and sarcastic and says exactly what she thinks. We have been talking to her for a while now about using words that are encouraging and uplifting. We were having a conversation one day about getting her hair cut and how she does not want it cut. She wants it long like Rapunzel. I told her that Rapunzel’s hair was frizzy and nappy because she never had it cut. She popped back with “Your hair is frizzy and nappy.” (This is the kind of things she says, meaning it as a joke. Only sometimes, people who are more precious than us, don’t get the joke.)
I laughed and asked her what happened to her being encouraging and uplifting. She said, “Mama, I have been encouraging and uplifting all day at school and I am tired of it!”
Libby had a rash come up on her back for a few days. One morning, while standing in front of the pantry looking for a snack, she came up with this little ditty:
Itchy, itchy, I feel bitchy.
She sang it through twice before I caught on to the words and noticed Kyndall’s wide-eyed look. This baby girl of mine still doesn’t understand the whole curse word thing 🙂
At school the other day, I was checking out a first grade classes library books. There are two little boys in the class who have the same last name–one is white and the other is black. I started joking with them asking if they were brothers, since they had the same last name. Finally, one, exasperated with my joking, said, “Mrs West–we are so different!! We have different hair!” 🙂
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