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Monday, June 16, 2008

playing favorites

The other day, I had a long list of errands.
Fun stuff, like buying diapers and formula and shampoo and going to the bank and buying stamps and mailing bills.
So I called my best friend to see if she needed anything while I was out. As it turns out, she was home alone with one of her three daughters, and had a few hours to kill. She was able to come with me!
I was very excited to spend a few hours with her - and ordinary chores suddenly turned into a fun excursion.

So after lunch, we're chatting, and her four-year-old pipes up from the back seat next to my sleeping son, "Aunt Amber, what's your favorite?"
"What's your favorite 'what', Emma?" Carrie (aka Mrs. Educational-child-developmental-specialist) asked her. "You have to ask her favorite thing between something, like apples or bananas."
"What's your favorite kid, Aunt Amber?" Emma asked.
Carrie & I started talking at the same time. I let her explain!
"Well, of course, Dominic is her favorite, Emma!" Carrie said. "He's her baby!"
I added, "But Emma, I love you very much and you'll always be really special to me."
Carrie continued, "Emma - that's like someone asking you, 'Who's your favorite mommy?"
"Oh, between you and Aunt Amber," Emma asked? "I don't know. I'd have to do "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo."
Carrie & I started cracking up. We laughed so hard that we were crying. This lasted for several minutes.
When we finally stopped laughing, Emma said, "Hey, it's you, Aunt Amber! You won Eenie Meenie Minie Mo!"
Four year olds. There are scary times a-coming!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always look forward to
'Emma' stories:)

12:02 PM  
Blogger Aunt Cindy said...

Emma did it again. Any pics of her and her siblings? The picture of you and Dominic is precious.

8:20 PM  

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