Every single day, I’m thankful that I’ve got a little girl and that girl is Kirsten. She’s like an old soul who’s too cool for her current age. This kid is 5 but sometimes, she says and does things like a 10-year-old, and in a good way.
She’s the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and spunky. She’s like the yin to all the yangs in this house, or is it the other way around? Either way, she’s got enough in her to balance out the 3 crazy boys.
One time, she sees the husband holding baby Theo with one hand while trying to pour chocolate milk for the bigger kids with the other hand.
Kirsten: Dad, you know what? I think you need 2 more arms.
Husband: Yes, I think so too. But 4 arms would look so weird, don’t you think?
Kirsten: Well, if everyone had 4 arms, then it wouldn’t be weird at all. It would be normal.
Husband: It’s like you have an adult brain in a 5-year-old body.
Kirsten: Hey mom, I’ve got a secret. //whispers I actually don’t really like angry birds but I know kor kor likes it when I play it with him.
Me: That’s so sweet of you, baby.
Kirsten: But don’t tell him that, later it will hurt his feelings.
Me: It’ll be our secret. I’m just going to tell it to the Internet, is that ok?
//thinks for a moment.
Kirsten: Is that your blog thing?
Me: Yeah, the blog thing.
Kirsten: Ok, sure. And please put a picture of my new water bottle.
Me: Way to be random, but sure.
Kirsten: Kor kor, I can’t believe I’m going to say this but…I think I like bananas more than potato chips.
//gives an audible gasp.
Kirsten: Ok, there I said it.
It was one of those afternoons where it was just me, Kirsten, Finn and Theo at home.
Kirsten: Mom, we can do this. You put Finn Finn to bed and you can leave baby Theo here with me.
Me: Are you sure? Ok, just holler if you need help, I’ll come running.
Kirsten: Don’t worry, just put the iPad here so I can watch Tangled.
I was fully expecting Theo to protest but I peeked at them several minutes later and they both just stayed in the same position I left them in, with Kirsten stroking his head and Theo babytalking back at her.
It sounds so braggy to say this but I have the raddest daughter in the whole world and I’m so glad she’s mine.