‘Round Here

It’s pretty nutty sometimes. Children not only bring a ton of love and cuteness into your lilfe, but major chaos as well. My “middle child” in particular is ONE OF A KIND (caps intentional). I call her “Volume Girl” for reasons that are self-explanatory. She’s the one most curious about my diabetes, and in her own eccentric way, she’s the most protective of me.

I’d love to post big splashy photos of her here, but the honest truth is that my husband and I are paranoid about publishing our kids images on the Web for the whole planet to see. (I’m sure you’re all lovely people, but it just takes one nut, right?) Anyway:

The summer before she started kindergarten, my little Kasper kept asking me: “Why did you get diabetes, mommy? Why?”

“Um, these things just happen” somehow wasn’t good enough for her.

One day she appeared with paper and a crayon asking, “Mommy, how do you spell ‘I’m sorry God?’”

She could barely write the alphabet then, mind you. “Why do you want to write that, honey?”

Sometimes I get so mad at God!” she said.

And check out these antics (click on the pix):Imgp1515_2

Ms. Kasper’s “list of what’s on TV.” Note the 8th item in the left-hand column: “dLife your dietbeedees” (!)

Ms. K’s “Tattoo” (she told her sister what to write.) She informs me that I am “her woman.” Got to love ‘em!



2 Responses

  1. Paula Ford-Martin
    Paula Ford-Martin January 24, 2006 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    “dLife your dietbeedees”
    Hey – that’s got a nice ring to it! ;-) What a cutie.

  2. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 25, 2006 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    I have had a similiar experience with my own daughter Livvy who is 5. She is very sensitive about my problem, asks questions almost daily …funny, the God question has also come up. Gosh I wonder if she has heard someone (me? My husband?) blame God, or if this is her own question purely…hmmm.

    I love dietbeedees. That is fab!

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