Friday, July 10, 2009

Emmagination at Work

Life with Emma is full of surprises!

At 3, daughter Emma keeps me laughing all the time. Here are a few of her latest antics.

A friend told us that a spoonful of peanut butter gets rid of hiccups, and it works! I guess Emma needed a PB fix. She came into the room with the "hiccups," jerking her shoulders dramatically as she called "hic-achoo, hic-achoo, hic-achoo!"

Rubbing her belly after supper recently, Emma exclaimed, "Oh, Mommy, I am so full my tummy is getting so big -- just like yours!"

It is precious to hear Emma quote her memory verse, Hebrews 13:16: "Do not forget to do good and to share." But I guess she has taken our reprimands to heart this summer when she goes outside, because she sometimes recites, "Do not forget to do good and shut the door."

Emma has entertained us all this summer with tall tales about her imaginary friend, Layla. She can answer all my questions about her without any hesitation.

Me: What color hair does Layla have?

Emma: It's kindly yellow, so it's kindly pink, so it's kindly blue, so it's kindly green.

Me: Where does Layla live?

Emma: With the dolphins.

Me: Wow! She lives with the dolphins?

Emma: Yes. In a birdhouse.

And how bad a day must little Emma have been having recently? When I asked about her imaginary friend, Emma's expression fell: "She doesn't like me anymore."

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