Kidquips 14

August 6, 2015 | My Jottings

Sharon and Chris’s youngest child just turned three years old. It boggles my mind how quickly time rushes by once you’re in the senior citizen demographic. Years seem like months and months seem like weeks and weeks seem like days. LouphotoIt really does seem like just a couple of months ago that Louisa had just a little bit of wispy blond hair and would come over on Fridays to visit Grandpa Michael and me.

Anyway, Sharon called a couple of days ago to tell me about a cute conversation she and Louiser had. Apparently Louiser wanted to play with her mama, and she said “Let’s play that I’m Grandma and you’re the little girl!” Sharon agreed, and Louisa began enthusiastically, “Wash your hands!” After Sharon pretended to wash her hands, Louisa then commanded, “Eat your pizza!” And Sharon took a bite of invisible pizza. Then Louisa directed, “Let’s take a tubby!” and I’m not sure how Sharon responded to that — maybe pretend-washed her face. And then Louisa bossed, “Now we read a book, sit down I read to you!” And her final words were “Ok, I love you!”

So my life is pretty accurately distilled into five important views:

1.  Germs are bad.

2.  Enjoy your food.

3.  Germs are bad.

4.  Books are wonderful.

5.  Love is the way to go.

At least that’s what I think she was saying…


  1. L. says:

    Ha! Looks like she’s got you all figured out. That’s really darling. As for the mind-boggling time business, I’m starting to feel it myself. But remember the CS Lewis passage? Time isn’t really our natural element so of course it’s weird.

  2. Just Julie says:

    I needed that reminder about C.S. Lewis’ take on the passage of time, Leah! Of course. Interesting how we can “know” something is true, yet still be swept away in what we “feel”….hmmmm, this could be an interesting rabbit trail. Blessings on you and yours, Leah! xoxo

  3. Ginny says:

    Those were God’s first 5 Commandments, so you are smack on girlfriend! Especially germs are bad and food is good!!! The Ten we know came after the Flood, but the first 5 remain…..I am pretty sure….

  4. Just Julie says:

    Your outlook on things is medicine for my soul, Ginny! Hahaha! xoxo

  5. Kay in Cornwall says:

    I can hardly believe that your Louisa is three years old! In my mind, she’s still about six months old! xx

  6. Just Julie says:

    It is hard to believe, Kay. At this rate she’ll be getting married in no time. 😮 xoxo

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