Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kids today

Aisling, Meelyn and I did our last stint of caregiving for the local mothers' group today. The program closes for the summer and resumes again in September and I am VERY HAPPY to say that our class was moved today into a room with no ball pit.

We were, however, in a room with four year olds. I don't know about you, but four years old is an age that I find particularly adorable. Kiersi is four years old right now and she makes me laugh. So cute, so serious, so funny - it's a hoot to eavesdrop on the little conversations they have among themselves.

There were three little girls in our classroom and they were all playing with the very nice wooden kitchen set in the church nursery. The three of them were cookin' up a storm with the assistance of two plastic fried chicken legs, a serving of plastic peas, some plastic corn and -- improbably -- a Boston cream pie, also plastic.

I was watching them covertly, smiling, until one of them made a remark that made me burst out laughing.

"Hello, hon," the be-pigtailed pixie said to another child who'd just traipsed over. "Can I get you something to drink? I have chocolate soy milk!"

Isn't that the cutest thing ever? Hee hee!


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Paige said...

I have a 4 year old little girl. She is adorable but also a little too independent for my tastes. She makes a lot of messes!

Amy said...

Ha! Love it!