On Jayda's last day of preschool I was talking with her teacher. She tells me that Jayda is doing really well with sounding out her words and learning to read. I tell her teacher that my goal for the summer is to start some basic reading with Jayda. Miss Elizabeth shows me some of the flash cards that the kids have been working on.
Miss Elizabeth: "See, most of the kids are learning these words." (She shows me the cards and they say "dog," "cat," and "car."
Me: "Oh, that's great."
Miss Elizabeth: "Yes, some of the more advanced kids are learning this word." (she shows me the card and the word is "Fossil."
Me: "Cool. Which is Jayda comfortable with?"
Miss Elizabeth: "This is what Jayda is working on right now." (She hands me the card and the word is......."Paleontologist.")
Jayda:" Mom, I sure had fun today playing in the water fountain at Fairfax Corner."
Me: "Yeah, me too Jayda. It felt good to be outside."
Jayda: "Yup. I loved it. I realized I need more sun in my life."
I took Jayda to get her first manicure/pedicure at the nail salon for the wedding she was in. All of the women working there were speaking in Vietnamese.
Jayda (really loudly): "Hey mom...are they speaking Spanish?"
Me: "No baby, they are speaking Vietnamese."
Jayda: "Oh. Can you tell them to stop?"
Jayda: "Mom, is Jesus real?"
Me: "Yes, Jesus is real."
Jayda: "Like really real?"
Me: "Yes, he's really real."
Jayda: "Can he come over and play?"
Me: "Not exactly." Before I could explain myself she says...
Jayda: "Oh, is it because he is old and has a beard like daddy?"
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and Jayda was a flower girl. As I was being escorted down the aisle by one of the groomsmen during the rehearsal, Jayda ran over and said, "Mom, are you holding his arm." I told her yes and that he was walking me down the aisle for the wedding." Jayda said, "but, but, but, but, but." Then she paused for about 20 seconds and thought about it and then said, "but, but, but," and then she just glared at the poor guy! It was the first time I can remember that Jayda was truly speechless. She was obviously ticked off that it wasn't her daddy I was holding onto, but she didn't know what to say. She was so confused and pissed that she just kept repeating "but" and staring at us like we were two evil aliens! Too funny!!