I'm on a bit of a writer's high, after being published *for the very first time*!! You can see the article in Classic Play, a cracking bit of online publishing from EllieBellieKids. So while my brain (and my notebooks) fills with good ideas to maintain the high, I thought I'd bring you just a few of Cecilie's best moments over the last week or so.
Chatting up some new neighbors: "I was born in England. That's why I speak a lot of English."
With Mommy, on a quiet Saturday afternoon at home: "You don't have to work next weekend either? Hooray! That's TWO whole weekends of laughter and fun!" [make sure you read this with a tone of breathless delight in your head]
After losing her fifth tooth, her eye tooth this time. She is a little grossed out by the 'tooth falling out' process, and has to sever the final thread herself. A little tearily, she examines the admittedly tiny piece of dental memorabilia and exclaims "well! It surely is a baby tooth!"
In the car, we stop at a traffic light, in front of a rather nice home on a street we don't normally traverse. In the back seat I hear "Oh, I long to live in that house, every time I pass by it." [Me: Do you really?] "Well, no. Not really. I just think it's a nice house."
This evening, when asked to do Clean Up Time after dinner: "Mommy, 'Cecilie' does not go well with 'clean up time.' I think 'Catherine' goes better." [when I recover from the whole non-sequiter element of her comment, I guess it has to do with letter sounds - "oh, is that because Catherine is a hard 'C' instead of a soft 'C' like Cecilie?] "No, I really just don't like to clean."
She is an absolute delight. She is. We just have no idea where she came from.