Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree, Or So They Say

When I was little, I'd spend hours writing silly stories, sewing clothes for my toys by hand, constructing all manner of things out of paper, pipe cleaners and tissue. I also had a pretty outrageous vocabulary for someone my age, and it embarrassed my sisters thoroughly.

My daughter is so much like me, it's almost scary. She's now writing stories, she loves to sew by hand, and she makes all sorts of crafts. As far as the vocabulary goes . . .

My mom was here the other day and had the kids out on the playground near our house. She came in and said, "Where did you get her?"

She explained that my daughter had a shoulder bag with some Q-Tips in it. She was watching her little brother learn to ride his bike, and felt that the Q-Tips could come in handy.

She said, and I quote as nearly as my mother could remember it, "These are wound swabs, because my taste for adventure does not go into the realm of danger."

Did I mention she's only eleven?

17 comments:

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Oh Tristi, that is too funny!

Kerry Blair said...

Oh, Tristi! Priceless!

My daughter would only eat green or yellow apples, which she loved, but never red. After turning five she never again ate apple pie or applesauce or anything with cooked apples in it. She was about eight when she explained the reason: wicked witches poison red apples so pretty girls should never, ever touch them -- or anything made from them.

Talk about a princess complex!

Thanks for a great way to start my day!

Shanna Blythe said...

Oh my! I love that. She sounds like quite a character!

Anne Bradshaw said...

Oh, Tristi, you've definitely rubbed off on your daughter.I can just hear you saying that. That girl's going places.

Janet Jensen said...

She sounds like she is well on her way to becoming a writer. She must read a lot, too! Glad you wrote down that anecdote because she'll enjoy it when she's older!

Janet

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Imagine what she'll be like at 15. That's too funny.

Misty said...

Oh my heck! That is insanely funny! My 7 year old a lot like your daughter, too. Some of the things she says blows my mind............

Marcia Mickelson said...

How funny. My son is a little like that with the vocabulary,but often he doesn't know what they mean and he uses them out of context, but he tries.

Karlene said...

That's so funny. My oldest was a little like that.

She was also an entrepreneur from day one. She sold crayon drawings, rocks and water from the hose to the neighbors. And peaches for 50¢ each, when they were only a quarter at the grocery store. AND PEOPLE BOUGHT THEM!!

And look where she is now...

Kimberly said...

What a darling!

Keeley said...

Hahaha, brilliant! Obviously a well read young lady. =) =)

*high fives you for being such a great hs mom*

Tamra Norton said...

Tristi,

Tell your dd that I insist on being the first (okay, 2nd, only after you) to read whatever story she writes next. It's only fair, right? :)

She's brilliant!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

This reminded me of my little niece that was drawing on the inside of the bathtub with tub paints when she was about 3. When her mommy went to rinse down the tile above, little niece pleaded, "Mommy, please don't wash away my imagination!" I can't believe the mature spirits that are jammed into these little bodies.

violetlady said...

That is so cute! I know my grandsons come up with some interesting things. I wish I had written some of daughter's witticisms down.

Lynne said...

Where do kids come up with these things?? I love hearing such grown up phrases from little ones~

Janette Rallison said...

Absolutely darling! She will either be your best friend or she will drive you crazy as she grows up.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for all your kind comments, guys -- isn't she just adorable? She reads a lot, so her vocabulary is pretty advanced. I couldn't be more proud. :)

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