Monday, May 14, 2012

Half the Battle

Scarlett - Caught red-handed getting into my make-up before church yesterday!
Most days, Scarlett is a nearly-never-ending stream of stories and songs and commentary, which is quite the turn-around from her 2nd birthday where she barely said a word and was almost too shy to open her gifts.

This week, Scarlett is turning five years old and she just told me that she knows what she wants to be when she grows up.

This is a question that the teachers ask all the kids at my children's preschool at the end of their final year.  During their "graduation ceremony" the teacher reads their answers as they cross the stage.  It's all quite dramatic.  (You might remember that Guy said he wanted to be a soldier when he graduated from preschool last year, which also took me by surprise.)

So, I asked Scarlett to tell me what she told her teachers she wants to be when she grows up.  She said it as if I should already know the answer:  "A Mother!"  And then she turned and ran out to play in the rain with the other kids.

Sweet satisfaction...and she'll be an amazing one for sure!


  1. what a compliment!!

  2. most definitely...and I had suspected that was what was her goal by her actions and play at home, but this was the first time that I heard her say it! Rewarding!

  3. Awww, sniff! Good answer girl!

  4. I loved this one. Your daughter looks so precious in her dress. Enjoy those precious moments because they do grow up fast. I often feel that I didn't do what I was advised then. With six children it seems I was just running around all the time and I didn't catch the moments. I did keep a journal so I am sure there are thoughts about the children there. Someday, I will enjoy a moments and read what I wrote.

  5. That was always my plan, too!