You are 69 months old today.
You asked me the other day if you were Chinese and when I replied no, you looked a bit disappointed. You really enjoy the culture and were very excited to have dim sum with Ms. Angel for the Moon Festival in Chinatown.
Art and Math are two more subjects that you love. Here is a sampling of the work you've brought home this month:
Lucy, as we were leaving a birthday party at 7pm: Look! It's dark outside! It's nighttime!
You: No, it's not nighttime yet. It's just dusk.
Me: I'm tired. I really don't feel like fixing supper tonight. Sometimes it's hard being the mama.
You: Not really. You get to boss everyone around!
Lucy: I think we have a spider in the house. (peering behind the bench near the window).
Me: I hope not.
Me: Do you really want a spider in our house?
You: They are a really important part of life you know.
You: I like her but she's very tough.
Me: In what way?
You: She won't let me answer her in English. I must speak only in fluent Mandarin.
You, handing me a jar: Can you please open this....(and when I didn't hop right to it, you continued)....in a timely fashion?
Julie had taken you and Lucy to the park nearby. You were both on the teeter-totter and Julie was reminiscing about how little you both used to be on this equipment. You said, "Don't you miss the days?"