Saturday, July 23, 2011

The four year old speaks

She's lying with her head on my lap, gazing up at me, and observing with wonder how big the pores on my chin are. I tell her, gently, that I wish she wouldn't have long conversations about my appearance, because sometimes I'd like to be prettier.

"Oh Susan."  she says.  "If you want to be pretty, you have to be a fancy lady.  Like A."

"A is fancy?" I asked.

She nods.  "Yes and very stylish.  You can tell her I said that."

2 comments:

Ruthie said...

Where on earth do these little ones come up with such big words?? LOL

Colleen Taylor said...

Perhaps you could be fancy like Fancy Nancy. Do your short people have any books about her?