“I’m mentally allergic to that.”
Joshua came up with the amazing idea to be “mentally allergic” to certain foods. Originally, he tried saying he was “allergic” to dinner, but I shot that down really quickly. You can’t be allergic to something you’ve never tasted. But mentally allergic? It’s hard to argue with that one….
“It must be really hard to name your kids when they are babies,” Grace mused one day. “What if you pick the wrong name? Like Emma has to have blonde hair, but what if she ends up having brown hair? And Olivia has to have brown hair. It’s all about the hair, really.”
Interesting and challenging way to think about choosing names. Just wait till she realizes that names have meaning. That might rock her world….
Joshua means “Jehovah is salvation”.
Kaylee means “Pure”.
Grace means “God’s favor”.
First family hike for this year at Mendon Ponds Park on Easter Sunday.
“Where is your friend moving?” I asked Grace.
“I can’t remember. Olivia told me on the bus, and I held onto it until we got to math, then I had to let it go. I had to clear out some space to learn more things. I can’t keep everything, you know.”
This is going to be a year of changes in friendships for Grace and I. We each have two dear friends moving out of state. So far, she is handling it much better than I.
“I think we will skip an Easter egg hunt this year. You guys are getting too old for that kind of thing.” The topic came up while we were driving home one day.
“No! No No!” Kaylee immediately protested. “I want to keep doing all of the childish things like egg hunts until I’m 38 years old, like you, mommy!”
How could I say no? So, I bought the candy, pulled out all the Easter decorations and let them go to town. They hung decorations around the house, stuffed the eggs and then hid them in the backyard. We invited a few little friends over and had an Easter Egg hunt. I barely did anything except clean the bathroom and set out snacks. I like the direction things are going around here!