Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Conversatioins with a 4 year old

I guess she is closer to 5, seeing as she will be 5 on the 14th of November but she is so much fun to talk with. On Sunday, I was having stomach cramps, I'd had a bit too much homemade chili the night before. At 40, chili does not treat me the same as it used to. Anyway, she said "Mommy I know what's wrong, you have a baby in your tummy". I said no honey, God gave us 3 kids and that is all we are going to have". She said "I will pray about it". She walked over in front of the living room window and prayed. I do not know what she said, it was between her and God. She then comes back to me and says "Mommy, I prayed, God said YES"....

She is unaware my tubes are tied and without an act of God there will be no more children. But it was so cute.

She has a bright, imaginative, creative mind and talking with her is incredible. Her ideas while sometimes way out there are full of hope.

When you talk to her about what she wants to be when she grows up; she always says Mommy. But quickly adds she will be a princess too. She is so grown up sometimes. Recently she was talking about how sometimes "the "debil" makes me want to be bad but I tell him to go away and leave me alone". IF we all did that, our world would be a better place.

About the election, despite who her Mommy and Daddy are voting for she has made her own choice. "I am voting for Obama. He talks a lot and says good words and is nice". She has seen him with his children and thinks he is a good daddy and being a good daddy makes you a good person in her mind. She doesn't understand that you vote for a candidate based on a lot more than that. But I wonder, how many voters do vote based only on such characteristics. She is a preschooler and has a reason to think of only those characterisics. Adults have greater responsibility. Some who are not voting for Obama in my real life friends/family think I should have told her to not vote for Obama or that NO we are voting for the other candidate. But I think I should let her speak her mind. If she wants to "vote Obama" that is her choice and she was so serious and so cute. Why stifle her thinking and her own ideas. So we have at least one Obama supporter in our home...based on the fact she thinks he is nice and cute and a good daddy.......LOL. Who I voted for is unimportant, what is more important is that my child believes she is allowed to have her own ideas and voice them in her home without ridicule or restraint.

I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.


Shawna said...

Stopping by to say hello... I'll be back to read a bit later--off to the dentist right now. Just wanted to say the blog looks FANTASTIC!

Thelma said...

thanks Shawna.....and the dentist OUCH........chat with ya later.