The Wisdom of Emma

Emma's Eyes

Last night was an OK Night with Emma (“One Kid Night”). Those are always a source of fantastic verbal “gems”. Here are a couple for your enjoyment:

The Funnest Words

After sharing a bit of her wisdom with me, I said to Emma, “Emma, you are so clever!” In response, almost to herself, with a happy, satisfied giggle, she said, “I get the funnest words.”

Good At Rhyming

At Emma’s request we found some music on the radio, and turned it up as to play as loudly as our ears could stand. Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock ‘n Roll To Me” was playing when from the back, in a loud, confident, quite sincere voice, Emma asserts, “This boy is good at rhyming!!”

🙂

I Eat Bark

I (Greg) made a feast for dinner tonight… just for fun. I baked some salmon with butter and dill, then made some home made mashed potatoes, and added some fresh cooked veggies. And, at the last minute, added some fresh brewed sweet tea!

Surprisingly, Julia loved the Salmon. A LOT! So she ate and ate, and when it was all gone, she discovered two pieces of the skin I had peeled off for her. Her eyes lit up, and she grabbed them in her tiny little hands and stuffed the WHOLE giant piece in her mouth! I expected it would come right back out, but she chewed, swallowed, and reached for the next one!! Hilarious! What kid WANTS to eat fish skin??

But the best part was a couple minutes later. I had gotten down to get something off the floor, and then stayed next to her for a moment longer. While I was there, she looked at me with her most sincere face, and said, “I eat bark.”

It took a second to understand what she meant, but once I figured out she was talking about the fish skin, I got quite a good belly laugh out of it. 🙂

She IS a cutie! A little gross… but a cutie! 🙂