I didn't hear anything. Nope. Not me.

Funny, but it seems my girls make me the proudest when I'm not even supposed to know what happened. Last night the girls were crafting at the dining room table within earshot of me. They were talking to each other about their days. First of all, I can't get over the cuteness of them off having their own little lives all day, and hearing them talk about it to each other.

Natalie declared it the worst day ever. EVER. Apparently a couple of girls called her Nattie. OH THE HUMANITY. But I hear her. You want to be called what you want to be called. Anything else hurts your feelings. I get it. I had hair issues when I was little. For one, my hair was orange, not red. I guess she asked them to stop and call her Natalie, but they didn't. Cue Sister Bear. If you thought the Mama Bear was tough - watch out.

Ella: "Who was it?"
Natalie: "It was M & A."
Ella: "Well NOBODY teases my sister. Do you sit by them at lunch?"
Natalie: "Sometimes."
Ella: "When I see you at lunch I'll come see if they're teasing you. And if they are I'll tell them to stop. Because NOBODY teases my little sister. Or my BABY sister."

And then she was off on some tangent imagining someone teasing Zoey by calling her tiny. I don't know, I guess I've never heard anyone actually tease a baby. And definitely not for...being a baby. But whatever.

I only wish I could properly convey the attitude and tone that went with these words. Maybe I should have said something, maybe not, I don't know. I don't think it really matters. I just wanted to sit and revel in a moment where they really loved each other, and weren't yelling "STOPIT" or "DON'TTOUCHTHATIT'SMINE!"


Travis Nelson said...

Hee. I have nothing to add. But this amused me.

Carol J said...

Being the youngest of 3 girls with no brothers (sound familiar?), I can so relate to this post. And you're right; the moments of conversations like these are few and far between.

Lisa @ Just the 6 of us said...

Hi there! I just found your blog and I'm enjoying it, you're a good writer! And that's a sweet story about the girls... I have 2 boys the same age and for me it would be the younger one sticking up for the older, aren't kids a riot?