Friday, April 24, 2009

Questions, questions, questions...

So tonight Mali asked me where comets come from. Comets? Why does she know about comets?? And where do they come from? So then she started asking me about the moon and how to get there and why people want to walk in outer space. Then we were looking at stars on the internet and she asked why Antares was red. Again, I have no idea! My almost-5-year-old isn't supposed to ask me such tough things!

Last week she was asking me how Jesus and God and "that other guy" (the Holy Spirit) can be one and three at the same time. My answer: "Magic?" Really, I'm not ready for questions so deep and probing. Then she asked how Jesus can be God and God's son. Got me. He just is. Then she asked about Jesus' mom. Okay, I can answer that. THEN it was, "If I can't see God, how did he get to be Jesus' dad? I can see my dad." Got me again. Definitely not ready for this.

Last fall she asked why leaves fall off of trees in the fall. She was not satisfied until I explained chlorophyll.

If this happens at nearly-5, what happens at 10 or 15??? :-)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Maja's new earrings...

Well, for those of you who remember, Mali got her ears pierced this summer. Silly mom took BOTH of the girls at the same time. Needless to say, after watching Mali's initial scream of shock, Maja did NOT want any part of metal objects being sent through her ears at terminal velocity! A few times since then Maja has asked to get them pierced, but when we get to the mall, she panics and backs out.

Sunday she started asking for "pink earrings for the wedding" (she and Mali are going to be in the wedding of a friend of ours at the end of the month and they are so excited to get to dress up like princesses!). So we let her ask for a few days in a row before we took her seriously. On Wednesday, Tony took her to the mall after lunch and I met them there from work. Maja and Daddy went an picked out a post-piercing cookie while I did the paperwork. Maja had the fortune of having two piercing ladies, so they did both ears simultaneously. Maja was so good -- she stared straight ahead at me the whole time with no tears. Once they pulled the triggers, she looked like she thought she ought to cry, but never did. Then her look changed to, "Oh really? That's it? That's what all the fuss was over?" She never shed a tear or even let out a whimper. She is now proudly display new, sparkly, pink earrings! (A good mom would have a photo, but I am not that organized, so all you get is a story!)

November 2007
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

~~ Helen Keller

Fun at the beach!

Fun at the beach!

Beautiful sunset with our friends at the lake

Beautiful sunset with our friends at the lake