Our family narrator

My 8-year old told me how her 17-year old brother explains things to her in great but unnecessary detail.

“He doesn’t know how to summarize very well,” she said.

She is constantly studying everyone in our family, labeling our issues and describing them to me.  This is  mostly entertaining and only sometimes mortifying, like the time she pointed out that when I yell at the boys it makes her feel very sad.

She illustrated her point with a large picture of herself crying a copious amount of dotted tears.

Of course, today’s picture shows us both in all pink (pink curly hair, pink limbs, pink faces), labeled, “Me” and “You.”  (I am very skinny, just so you know.)  She penciled in green, “I love you Mom!”  And then in purple, “You are nice cool fun and funny!”

Besides that, I know how to summarize things, unlike some people in this family.

(I tremble to think of the day when this child starts her own blog.)

4 thoughts on “Our family narrator

  1. Oh, Mel.

    I want to read her blog the minute she starts one!

    Our family reporter was SO annoying. When he switched his major away from journalism I heaved a huge sigh of relief.

    Then there’s the child who also does not know how to summerize, and I feel your daughter’s pain.


  2. Eight years old, and yet SO wonderfully wise and witty!

    And you have absolutely NO IDEA who she takes after, right?

    You are gifted, my dear! One day God said, “See Melodee down in Washington? She could use some help – she needs some extra grace. I’m sending her Grace.”

    You are blessed to have each other. I’ll be looking for her blog in just a few years.


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