April 20, 2015

Conversations with Claire (3 1/2)

I saw this really cute post about Joanna's conversations with her four year old and thought I'd love to capture some of the same moments we're seeing.


Claire is also a complete chatty Kathy and we never know what is going to come out of her mouth.

This weekend I was sitting in the shade with my sister (in-love/law) with our coffees as the girls played. Claire came over and asked for a drink.

I said, "No it will turn your teeth black and is for grown ups. If you drink it now it will make you not grow. It's bad for you."

Without pause Claire said, "Then why do you drink it?"

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Yesterday Sophie accidentally hurt Claire and after a few minutes of cuddles Claire went back out on the porch and pulled Sophie aside and used her motherly voice (i.e. overly bossy) and bent over and looked firmly in Sophie's eyes and said, "You hurt sister! You made sister sad."

With each word she did the sign language in front of her face for emphasis.

She repeated it all again with motions, "Sister is sad! You hurt your sister.  Sit down and let's have a talk."

She pulled Sophie down on the sidewalk and proceeded to tell her we use gentle hands etc.

Then she said, "Now you say I'm sorry!"

Sophie said, "Otay!" and leaned over and mumbled something and hugged Claire.

Then Claire said, "Now that "sorry" didn't make anyone feel better. Do it again and REALLY use your arms!'
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(We were dying laughing in the house as observers to this.)

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Right now Claire is obsessed with Spiderman and Bat man and wants a superhero/Spider man birthday party this year, a "My Little Pony" party for her fifth and a Bat Man Party for her sixth.
Gifts she wants this year:
- a Bat Man Doll
-a Spider Man cake with webs
-an Elsa dress and an Anna Dress (one for her and one for sister)
- a week at Grandma and Grandpa's house

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When asked what she wants to be when she grows up she says she wants to be a singer, and that daddy wants to be a mountain man.

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When she and Sophie play house/family she insists that Sophie is the daddy because "she has no hair".

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