Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The letter "J"

I've told a few people this one, but I thought I'd get it down for posterity, or just to show Ali when she comes to me cause her daughter is giving her trouble...I know there are a few skeptics out there, how could one little 5 year old give her mother so much stress? That mother must be overly dramatic, right? I really try not to be, but it's not just the occasional really bad things that wear on me, it's the daily grind, the little tiffs, arguments and the absolute sass I get from her constantly, like this one...
Ask Ali to sing the ABC's. She has the cutest little singing voice...ABCDEFG..HIKLMNOP...QRS...TUV...WXYZ and then she continues on with the whole now I know stuff... but she NEVER sings the letter J. I corrected her a few times without her saying anything, but then once I asked her why she always forgets the letter J? She answered, " I don't forget it...I just don't like that letter." Wait, she's doing this on purpose? She knows that it aggravates me and those trying to teach her... so of course she sticks to her guns- I still can't get her to sing it right! I asked her once what she would call her Grandma Joey, and she told me that was easy... she'd call her Grandma Oey. Heaven help me...if it's this hard with just the alphabet, what's next? Nevermind, I don't even want to know the answer to that question. I love this girl to "infinity and beyond!" (She used to tell me that all the time.) And I wouldn't know what to do without her. Patience and longsuffering...now I get it.

7 comments :

Shauna Rae said...

You documented that just perfect! She is a STINKER!!! :)

Just me! said...

What a girl!!!

Ethington Family said...

Ok steph, so what were you like when you were a kid? They say what goes around comes around, so now my curious! she is a cutie! have a great, non stress day!
mary

Anonymous said...

Steph you gotta look at who you married......she is a mini-jon! And a bit like her grandma : )

Bets

The Japan Adventure said...

I just have to laugh because I know I have a photo of you with that same sassy expression! Too Cute!

Jared-n-Cindi said...

Yes, it sounds like she and Natalie could be twins! I'm with you in wondering what will happen when they are teenagers. I keep hoping she is just getting it out early and will be a perfect angel later. It could happen, right!?! Heaven help us!!

The Durham Family said...

This to shall pass? Good luck - love the picture!
Dana