She never misses anything and soaks up every word said to her and contemplates it. Sometimes the info gets jumbled up in her mind and out will pop very ridiculous things such as "The Devil wants us to go pee pee in our underwear, but I'm gonna try real real hard not to. I'll do my very very best! I tell you the truth!" or, as she often says to her grandma, "When you were a little girl, I used to hold your hand and make you snacks!"
As I dried her off after her bath, she said, "Look Mom! I have polka dots!"
"No," I said, "Those are called freckles."
"Oh. Just like you have freckles?"
"Yup. Mommy has freckles too."
"Yeah! You have a lot... everywhere."
One day I talked to her about the bad habit of annoying people. She had been purposefully doing things to bother me, her sister or anyone within a 50 mile radius. The word "annoying" then became her favorite adjective. Coming into the nursery after church, another parent asked the nursery worker about their child's behavior to which Maddie cheerfully let them know about how annoying they had been. Every parent that walked in that day got a full report from Maddie about their little darling's annoying behavior. We later had a discussion about minding one's own business.
My Maddie is a complicated mixture of sweetness and stubbornness. She can be so helpful with laundry and easy household chores. She can also be a wonderful companion for her little sister but often chooses not to be. At some point during the day, Maddie almost always suggests that it is Eden's nap time. And almost as often, she is asking when it's time to go get Eden out of the crib so she can play.
If Maddie had her way, we'd eat cookies and juice all day long and watch Milo and Otis or Veggie Tales or even Sense and Sensibility all day, only breaking to occasionally color or paint. Her way of asking for a craft to do is "Let's do something really really cool!" And when Daddy is home, the wrestling match is on! And I thought having girls would avoid the whole wrestling thing...
This afternoon, she has been singing (very loudly) part of that popular children's song "Father Abraham". Except where the words are supposed to be "I am one of them, and so are you! So let's just praise the Lord!" she has been singing "Money in the bank! And so are you! So let's just praise the Lord!" Not sure where she got that!
She's such a silly girl and I love her to pieces!