Sunday, October 14, 2007
Okay. So is it just me, having a bit of an Emotional Mom moment, or does Sophie look way older today than she did when we were in Mena...just a week ago?
I mean, seriously. It's like she's changing before our very eyes these days. And not just in appearance. It's everything - the way she talks, interacts with people, even the way she moves seems older. All of a sudden I'm "Mom", instead of Mama or Mommy. (Mom?!) And she's using words like "cool" and "totally"and "neat". And phrases like "Oh, well..." and "Maybe later..." and "Excuse me...". Oh, and then there's the ever-present, "I can do it myself!" assertion...followed by the Sheesh, Mom sigh.
Where does time go? Soon she'll be trotting off to kindergarten. That's the look she's giving me in this picture: "It's okay, Mom. I'm fine. Stop blubbering into your Kleenex and walk away before my friends realize you're with me."
At least she still pronounces some words like she's little. Anything beginning in "sm" is messed up, to a hilarious degree. It comes out sounding like "svf". Svfell. (Smell.) Svfoke. (Smoke.) "Uh oh. I svfell some svfoke!" has to be one of the cutest things she's ever uttered. Along with what she asked me this afternoon...
"Mom, may I have a Svfartie, please?"
Hee. It makes me svfile. =)
Ahh. Okay. Exhale. She's not all grown up yet.
Video: "I svfell some svfoke!"