(Here’s Jada on a swing she made completely by herself out of a branch and some rope she found somewhere. Genius.)
Jada has been cracking me up lately with the stuff she has been saying. I am humbled by the fact that she is such a mini version of me. As I’ve said before, I must be very careful of what I do and say in my day-to-day life. As must we all. I have to say though, I am proud of the things she has been picking up!
The other day I was playing a money game with her for her “lesson time”. I was pretending to be a store, and she was the customer. As we went along, I offered her toys, and games and such, and she gave me the appropriate change. At one point in the lesson I offered to sell her some strawberries. I couldn’t help but laugh at her remark, “Oh, strawberries! Are they local?” (Of course, I said they were from my garden, which she was very pleased to hear!)
She had a friend come over the other day for a playdate. Her little buddy brought a soda with her. As they sat together at the table having a snack, I watched as Jada leaned over and read the ingredients on the back of the Coke bottle. “Do you know that has high fructose corn syrup in it?” Jada asked her friend. The little girl just looked at her and said, “Huh?” Jada went on to explain how bad it was for her to be drinking that. Again, I had to laugh.
My dad and I were talking about Jada the other day. He admitted that every time she comes to his house to play, she gives him a lecture that all of his toys are Made in China! “There might be lead in that paint!”
And often when I offer her something to eat, her first question to me is, “Is it homemade?” She is just too smart. I can’t help but be proud of her for thinking about these issues at such a young age.