Saturday, May 30, 2009

Gray Hair and Under Where?

I am convinced that I will be completely "gray" before Claire even hits the teen years. Yesterday, we went to a birthday party for two sweeties from Pre-K. It was a pool party at a local country club. There were five lifeguards on duty so I was not as vigilant as I usually am. I was talking with another mom and turned around to get a glass of iced tea. I turned back around and scanned the pool for Claire and Drew. I scanned left and right...left and right again. No Claire. No Drew. I looked over at the deep end just in time to see my little precious (no floaties mind you!) jump from the diving board into the 12 ft. deep waters!!! She does swim, so no need to call DFS just yet, but she has NEVER jumped from a diving board! I hurried over to make sure she made it to the side. She came up with the BIGGEST smile on her face. She was extremely proud of herself for taking the plunge. I assured her I was just as proud but insisted that she tell me the next time she decided to jump into the deep end! This child has no fear. Maybe we will balance each other out someday! Drew decided he would try it too! He is normally VERY cautious so I was so surprised when he took the plunge as well! I was so proud!

Before the party, Claire was changing into her swim suit and handed me her clothes that she was changing out of. I was folding them up and here is the conversation that took place.

Me: "Claire, where are your undies?"
Claire: "Under my bed."
Me: "Why?"
Claire: "That's where I put them everyday when I get dressed!"

Sure enough, I checked when we got home and there was a nice little stash under there! She usually strips down as soon as we get home and gets comfy so I didn't really notice. I did wonder why her underwear supply was getting so low! What can I say, the girl is all about comfort!


Anonymous said...

Oh Chrissy! I love it!! She's is adorable and I hope she never changes!! you can just buy some hair color! Love ya and love your stories!! Marilyn

Me said...

Hi Chrissy! How funny your little girl is. The underwear "stash" cracked me up;) Your daughter is tall! I see that it runs in the family, not sure how tall you are, but your husband looks like he's up there.

I visited the blog for your friend Stephanie and will add her to my prayers. My dad is currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer and it is so hard. He is in his 3rd month with 3 more to go. My heart goes out to your friend Steph. I cannot imagine how it feels to have this illness intrude on her life as a wife and mother. I am so thankful she has such an amazing support group and many that love her. It never ceases to amaze me when others are willing to carry some of the load -nothing like seeing God's love at work. May He richly bless you and your family!