Five and a half suits Ruby Dawn well. There is no end to her exuberance. She wins the “most excitable” award as well as the “most dramatic” award on a daily basis. She’s been learning to read at school and loves “reading” books she has memorized to Charlie and Clara. She put on my glasses and proclaimed, “Uhhhhhhhhh Mommy? I’m just blind in your glasses!”
Here are some more “Rubyisms” for your enjoyment.
- As we dropped change into the girls piggy banks, “The coins in Clara’s piggy bank are just making friends with each other!”
- While driving down the road I hear from the backseat a dreamy, “What’s that smell? It smells like buttercups in love!”
- “Mom, can we go somewhere today? I want to go to a National Park today.” I do too hun. I do too.
- When I asked her to repeat the instructions I had just given her, “uhhhhh, I guess I was just talking too much.”
- She was so excited to “help” Uncle Chris hold his candle during the Christmas Eve service at our church.
- As I dropped her off for school one morning before turning the corner down the steps, she looked back at me and yelled out, “Better get crackin’!” then lifted one knee and quickly made her way down the stairs like a cartoon character.
- When I asked her to put her boots on, “You got it sweet cakes!”
- She loves to sing… Frozen. If she’s not singing Frozen she is making up her own songs which use all the notes you’d find in Gregorian Chants. I don’t know why her natural inclination is to be a monk – but she’d be great at writing music for those guys.
- Her joke-telling is getting a little better – “Where do ants go to eat? A restaur’ant’.”
- The second half of any “why did the ____ cross the road” joke is “Because he didn’t have the guts to do it!” followed by uncontrollable laughter.
- While reading one of her library books, “Did you know a lobster has great armor like a knight?” All library books she chooses are about spiders, deep-sea creatures, poisonous snakes and other things I’d rather not be thinking about at bedtime.
- Ryan asked her how her day was and she replied, “I can’t read independently yet.”
- “I’m gonna get fashioned up.” as she runs up to her room to change clothes for the 16th time each day.
- During a spaghetti dinner, “Let’s pretend we are rats eating worms… Mama Rat?!?!”
- “I’ll be Snow White and mom, you can be the queen and Clara can be the one dwarfs because we don’t have seven dwarfs.”
- I signed the girls up for Gymnastics. Ruby thinks she’s been in Gymnastics already because she jumps on the couch in the basement. “I can do backflips but not independently.”
- Since gymnastics began she’s been asking me to buy her a tard to wear. “I just need a tard mom! All the other kids wear tards at gymnastics!” (leotard)
- Ruby has been making plans to get together with her friends after school. These plans include talking to her friends parents and asking them to call me to talk about “the plans”.
Ruby asks me everyday if it’s summer yet, but still loves playing outside in the snow. She takes her boots, snow pants, hat and gloves to school everyday so her teachers will let her play outside during recess. They get to go out as long as the windchill stays above zero… hashtag PureMichigan