Indie in the rain

I mentioned before that my 3-year-old has me in stitches every day.  Indie is number 11 out of 11 and is definitely the exclamation point on our family.  The mom who is parenting her is a very different mom who raised my oldest. To say this child owns me is an understatement.

She is also wicked smart and spoke her first full sentence, you don’t tell me that!, when she was 15 months old.  She has a dramatic meltdown one minute and in that exact same minute can be incredibly cuddly, sweet, and giggly.

This is a conversation she had with me this morning. And it’s nothing out of the ordinary – she says things like this all the time.

Indie: I love you soooo much!

Me: I love you so much too!

Indie: Mom, I want to tell you something. I want to say something to you that makes you feel special. What makes you feel special?

Me: Getting to be your mom.

Indie: Well, for me there was this one time when Lanie and I went traveling through the apple trees. I remember that. It was incredible for me.

Me: I don’t remember us ever going to see any apple trees. When did this happen?

Indie: A couple months ago. Remember? I was 8.

Me: You have never been 8. 

Indie (rolling her eyes as if I’m ridiculous)Yeah, I know I’m not 8. I said this was a COUPLE MONTHS AGO.

She doesn’t get what I don’t understand about that and she works really hard to pronounce the word months.

She quickly gave up on me, however, and moved on to talking about strawberry mints and how she’s still too small to chew gum.

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