Wednesday, May 04, 2011

These Kids of Mine

The children have been cracking me up lately - these aren't especially coherent thoughts, but here are some recent examples:

Michael, we think, has an imaginary friend. He's been talking a lot about Miriam lately - and for a long time I thought he was talking about my friend's daughter Miriam. Until yesterday when he was practically in tears on the way to school because he forgot to wake up Miriam. I asked where Miriam was and he told me, "On the floor next to my bed." So yes, I'm pretty sure a new imaginary friend has entered our lives. I told him I'd wake her when I got home from dropping him at school and he said, "Sank you Mommy."

Another Michael story - he has picked up a new phrase, we think from the speech therapist at school, and now often asks us if we're able to do things. As in, "Mommy, are you able to get me some milk," or, "are you able to pick me up from school?" It is so stinkin' cute!

Harper has been cracking me up with her writing lately - she can be oddly formal when she writes something. Over the weekend she was going to attend a classmate's birthday party. I gave her a blank birthday card to write in and here is the message she came up with all by herself, "Dear A, Happy birthday! You're a friend who will never be forgotten. Love, Harper" I have no idea where she came up with that - A's parents are probably going to think we're insane.


hwebb said...

I love "Miriam!" Imaginary friends can be a pain, but it's also a cute phase. I hope she's a good guest.

CARRIE said...

I have always been a little envious of kids who are creative enough to have imaginary friends. I was NEVER that smart!

tracy said...

Our Miriam is glad to know that Michael takes such good care of his friend of the same name.

Maybe that was the problem with our sleeping arrangements in March -- Miriam should have been sharing with Michael! We will have to remember that for next time. (And yes, there will definitely be a next time -- over a month later, Ruth & Martha STILL review some aspect of the trip at least once per day!)

We love you guys.

Kalendi said...

Yay for imaginary friends. I'm glad you offered to wake Miriam up. My parents were cool about my imaginary friends but my siblings not so much!