Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sorry Leah. I Promise not to Include a Countdown, but this is a 'moving away' themed post.

In the last 24 hours I've told two sets of friends' kids that I am going to be in Canada next year. They had such classic responses, I thought I would share them...

Last night I was chatting to 3 year old T & told her I am going on a big plane soon to go to Canada so I won't be back until after you turn 4.
Her response is "No, that won't work."
"Because we'll miss you," prompted her mum in the background.
"Yeh! Because you'll miss us!" she mimicked. Cute cute!

We then went on to talk about moose and snow. T decided 'when she comes with me' we will build a giant snowman and a cake. And we'll skate (but she was a bit concerned about where she would get her skating things...would she did to bring them? And what if they didn't stay on her feet). And then a moose (hmm I described this as 'like a horse, but with big antlers') will chase us and bite her and poke the car glass with its big things. Ahh I love conversations with 3 year olds.

Today I minded twin 8 year olds. These are the daughters of my ex-pastors, who now live 2 hours away. While we were cooking they asked if I had bought them their Christmas presents yet (um... I haven't seen these girls since New Years' Eve Eve last year I think...funny girls). When I told them I would be away for Christmas and explained that I would be in Canada for the next year minding some other kids they both went really quiet.
One of the girls turned to me and in a quiet little voice she murmured, "oh. sorry." It was like the "sorry" that you use when someone just tells you they have cancer or something. Mawww!
"why are you sorry?"
"Well, because we will miss you." one said.
"well, actually we might not, because we live all the way at our house and don't see you anyway." the other said.
"But OTHER people will miss you!"

Meanwhile I am currently typing report comments. 13 comments down, 12 to go! I love that I can use the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in them this semester... it takes up more room...meaning less comment to write. haha don't worry, I've only used it twice (so far).
Oh you should see the dance! They are so clever.
In other news the mozzies and fleas are back. it must be nearly summer! hmm

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