Ruby Dawn is everything wonderful about six year olds. She’s losing teeth all the time, she is “livin’ the first grade life” as she says, she has been getting more confident as a reader, loves science, writes her ideas and thoughts in a journal and loves people. I want to keep her little, but she keeps saying things like, “I totally don’t like princesses mom, I’m not a baby.” and “Oh mom, not pigtail braids! Those are for babies!” Then the other day she made this face with a peace sign in our picture and I realized she’s pretty much all grown up.
Since time is flying so fast, the best thing I could think of to do was get some new Rubyisms on the blog.
- “I’m starting a new lifetime right now. From now on, wherever I go I will wear the perfect thing. If I go to a bike race, I’ll wear my shirt that has a bike on it. On the 4th of July, my shirt with fireworks on it. Tomorrow to church, my beautiful church dress.”
- “They didn’t have the words on the screen at church because they were having traffical difficulties.”
- Ruby chose to be a “Ballerina/Ninja/Cat” for Halloween this year.
- We were eating lunch and I was saying how much I love Costco pizza, she responded, “But Costco pizza doesn’t matter more than families.”
- I heard a big sigh from the backseat, “It’s the first grade life.”
- While I was explaining to the girls why it’s important to let your pee out regularly, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but Dad knows more about bladders than you because he’s a doctor.”
- On the playground after school, “I think I’m ok. Whew! The good news is that now I know what it feels like to fall off the monkey bars!”
- We had quite a time getting her first front tooth out – she didn’t want to pull it so it dangled like this for way too many days in a row before she finally pulled it out herself during writing center time at school. Thanks to all the friends and family who prayed for me during those days when I couldn’t look my own daughter in the face without feeling queazy.
- Wile driving home from school, “I reeeeealy want to retire.”
- “No one can come in my room except me and Clara …and Charlie, mom and dad, grammy and papa, nana and papa, all our family, some of our friends …actually anyone who’s our friend mom. But that’s only who can come in my room.”
- About her “I love God” sign, “I wrote it in Sharpie so it can’t change.”
- “Do we have to get consequences every time we want to do something fun??”
- “Clara! If our mom and dad got related then we would grow up to be sisters!!”
- “Dear mom, Are you tired of me being bored before dinner? I have the perfect solution, a hot tub. I could relax. I could warm up. I could get in whenever. I could flip underwater. I could have alone time in it. Love, Your Poor Daughter, Ruby”
We laughed out loud at Miss Ruby’s bladder comment. Can’t wait to see her perfect things for her new lifetime – she’s going to be the best dressed first grader in town!
She is beautiful, funny and smart! I love reading about her antics and thoughts. ( I am Norah’s preschool teacher)