It’s due time for a new batch of Rubyisms. She is almost 4 and a half, loves to learn, and loves to talk. Sometimes if there is a moment of silence, she’ll just say, “Mom, let’s talk about something. Hmmmm. What should we talk about?” Then I’ll ask her what she wants to talk about and she will say something like, “Let’s talk about our favorite planets” or, “Lets talk about what babies like to eat.”
“Remember last year when we went to the Apple Portrait? I just love going to the apple portrait.”
“Mommy! I’m not acting like a baby. I don’t even have a baby hat!”
“When I go to Heaven I’m so excited for all the golden streets and magic beanstalks!”
The other day during Ruby’s quiet and alone time she came out of her room and told me, “Mom, I saw an adult named John!” I was alarmed… she went on to tell me, “He told me his name.” I asked her where John was and she said he was working outside but “he could hear me out the window!” Yep, she was talking out her bedroom window to a lawn guy working at the neighbors house. Obviously alone time is not her favorite thing.
“That one is Neptune. It’s the cold one. Brrrr. It’s cold because it’s filled with water. It’s no place for a picnic!”
I’ve been talking to her about honesty, I said, “Don’t lie Ruby. We always want to be honest with one another. We always tell the truth, no lying.” to which she responded, “But mommy! When I’m lying down I’m just tired!”
“I’m just going to go in this meadow to find a collection.”
“Keep your eye out for Giant Eagle because that means we’re close to our house!” (that’s the name of our grocery store)
I asked what she did at school today, “Well I learned about caterpillars and had a nice snack.”
This weekend Ruby asked Ryan, “Daddy, what planet is Disneyland on?”
We had some friends over for dinner Saturday night and Ruby asked my friend Liz what state she lives in. When Liz replied, “Ohio” Ruby was so excited, “I LIVE IN OHIO TOO! WE LIVE IN THE SAME STATE!!”
“Mom, did you know that only daddy and papa can argue with snakes? Because snakes can be dangerous so only daddy and papa can argue with them.”
She called from the upstairs bathroom, “Mommy! This is the first time I peed in a cup at our house!” Horrified I ran upstairs and found that indeed, she had peed in a cup she found on the bathroom countertop. Apparently she remembered me trying to get a urine sample from her at the pediatricians office.
While looking very closely into my eyes, “Mommy! I can see myself in your eyes! Your eyes are like a mirror!”
“Do you know what kind of good we eat at Halloween? Macaroni and marshmallows and also watermelon! They’re good for you too!”
“When it’s dark outside it’s ominous.”
Ryan: “I’m gonna watch the Tour.” Ruby: “Well that’s unsettling.”
“Hold on, hold on. Let’s see what’s going on here.”
“Aaaarrrgggg! There’s corn everywhere!”
“Mommy, we have eyes to see so we can see treasures.”
After accidentally head-butting me in the face, “It’s ok mommy. God makes our bodies heal.”
“Mommy, if I see a clue then I can totally pick it up!”
On a long drive back to Michigan Ryan and I switched seats so I could drive for a while, Ruby told Ryan, “Daddy, thank you for sharing the steering wheel! That’s so nice when you share with Mommy.”
I took her to the splash park and instead of playing in the fountains she spent an hour putting mud puddle water into sandwich baggies.
“These apple slices are exquisite!”
“Is tomorrow not a far day?” She has no concept of how long any length of time is. I’m hoping to figure out a way to help her understand this soon… which could be a long tome or a short time from now.
“What’s the big holdup? It’s taking so so so so so looooong! It’s taking FOREVER!!”
“Digestive juices help our bodies stay healthy. That’s why we have digestive juices. Every kind of kid and every kind of baby and every kind of mom and dad have digestive juices. Isn’t that great news mommy?!?”
When I pulled off her band-aid I told her it wouldn’t hurt too bad. After it was over she said, “It felt good like a blanket!”
She asks everyone, “What are you trying to prove??”
On the drive home from church, “We learned about praying. We find a quiet place to pray… like how I always go in my closet to pray.” I had no idea she was praying in there. ha!
“…and butterflies use their tongue as a straw!”
During an intense moment after Ryan and I couldn’t get her to let us get the splinter out of her foot, Ryan told her if it gets infected her foot could fall off. She looked at him with sternly and replied, “But daddy, my foot has bones in it! God made our bodies not to fall apart!!!!”
I am so excited for Ruby to FINALLY start school again. She went 2 mornings a week last year, and starting Sept 9th she will be going to preschool 3 mornings a week. YAY! She went to the dentist and the eye doctor to get all ready for school. Both appointments were the highlight of the week. She loves going to the doctor. ha!