Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mundane Poetry

Claire is becoming much more expressive lately. I'm constantly entranced by her turns of phrase. "The water is cold! Turn the hot on louder!" she told me the other day while washing her hands. The day before that, my hungry girl informed me, "I need a snack really hard." The word choice is enough to make me swoon, but the delivery! Oh the delivery! She shrieks and whispers, dips and dives, pauses for 3 beats and then raises her eyebrows and purses her lips to emphasize just how hard she needs that snack. And I, in gratitude and awe, can do nothing more than smile and produce a granola bar.

1 comment:

Mary Witzl said...

I like the idea of needing a snack HARD -- and turning on the hot LOUDLY -- that's great too!

Good for you for writing these down. It is so easy to forget, and some day when your kids are teenagers, these phrases will fill you with warmth and nostalgia.