You know that saying, "kids say the darnest things"? Well, I am finding out just how true that saying really is.
Nai'a's vocabulary is not of a three-year, she says things way beyond her years everyday. We have to be careful with what we say or do around her because it won't be long before she is saying or doing it herself.
So, we've been really stressing the " you have to share" Fraze with her. A few months ago we were all laying in bed when Nai'a grabbed her dad's ipod and Erick asked her not to play with it because it might brake, so Nai'a looked at him and says " daddy...you have to share".
Another big thing with her is babies and the word "pregnant." It's a word we have been using allot at home, since both of Erick's sisters are pregnant ,our upstairs neighbors is pregnant, our friend Megan is pregnant, and our friend molly was pregnant not to long ago. so we talk allot about babies in our home. One day after talking to Molly when she was preggers. Nai'a says to me. "Mommy I'm pregnant." I tried to contain my laughter and said, "Oh no Nai'a you're not pregnant, you won't be pregnant until you are really big like mommy. so now from time to time she reminds me that, " when I'm big big like a lady like you mommy, I'm going to have a baby" It makes me laugh but really, I don't want my three- year- old thinking of babies right now.
Just a few days ago we were all at home and Nai'a comes out of my room into the kitchen while I was doing the dishes and says, "mommy when I'm big I'm going to get my licence and I'm going to drive and you are going to sit next to me, I'm going to take you, OK mommy" What??!!I mean really, what three- year- old says that?
She just went to the movies for the first time about a week ago. Erick took her to watch monster vs. alien in 3D. she loved it, now going to the movies is the coolest. The other day in one of her many prolonged conversations with her dad she says, "Daddy take me to the moves" and Erick said, " I can't Nai'a, another day OK." and she says, "well then I'll take you." Just last night we were sitting in the living room watching a movie that just so happened to make me sob, Nai'a looks at me and says, "mommy what's wrong" I said, "nothing Nai'a the movies is just a little sad", she turns around and rubs my hand and says, "don't cry I'm your friend and I love you allot mommy".
Another thing she is into right now is pretend talking on her princess cell phone and lately she's been having long conversations with our dear friends Molly and Vic. although we don't visit them as much as we would like they are like family to us and Nai'a has a very special bond with them they are the parents of Her very first best friend whom I know will remain her best friend forever. In her pretend conversations with Vic and Molly she never fails to say, "I love you Vic and Molly" before she hangs up. I am and truly astonished how my little three- year-old already knows what love is because believe me when she says it they are not just words that come out of her mouth they are true feelings I can see it in her eyes.
I am amazed each day by both my girls. my brother-in-law said to me over the phone the other day " sent me those babies we'll keep them" I said to him, " no I don't think so, I can't imagine my life without them". I couldn't have said a truer statement. I really can't imagine my life without them.
When Xanti wakes up and I go in to get her she looks at me with her big bright eyes and says, "mama" and reaches out to me, when I pick her up she lays her head on my shoulder and cuddles for at least five minutes until she decides she is ready to be put down to play. When Erick has to work nights I take Nai'a to bed with me, because the truth is, I'm still afraid of the dark and afraid of being alone and in the dark. she rubs my back for a few seconds and says, " mommy, I really love you". how could I live without them after knowing the joy they bring to me by doing such simple things.
here are a few pics of them. " They really are growing fast!" Xanti just turned ONE and Nai'a will be FOUR this year. WOW!!!
Xanti is getting ready to hit the pinata with her big old spood.