I was going through a box of stuff yesterday and came across the list I had written of funny things Levi said at the age of four. I laughed and laughed at each one, again realizing that Levi has been distinctly 'Levi' from a very young age. I wanted to share one of my favorites, as it so perfectly highlights the difference between Levi and myself:
Mom, I'm fishing. (He was in the back of the Suburban, 'fishing' with a flag pole while we were out running errands. Without thinking, I asked him what he was fishing for. Immediately, I realized what a stupid question that was. The answer would obviously be fish. What else do you fish for? His answer came without a second's hesitation...) Speckled trout for the mayor's dinner. (Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Not.)
Without further ado, Levi at six:
(Levi is skipping into his TKD class. He asks me if I'll join him. No, thank you. I'm still feeling the after affects of the stomach flu.) Mom, don't you feel young again?
I like that bird monastery. (My mom had a weathered bird house in a somewhat vague church shape.
(We were at Two Rivers Market.) They should have called this place Mesopotamia Market. (Thank you, Story of the World! Otherwise we would not have known that Mesopotamia means 'between two rivers.')
(Levi calls to me in the middle of the night. I go in his room. He asks me to fill up his water cup. I go...come back and give it to him. He takes a long drink.) Perfection. (He rolls over and goes back to sleep.)
(Levi tells his aunt that he is learning Spanish. As he is leading her into the school room to show her his Spanish lessons, he says...) Would you like to see the source?
My legs look so slender!
Mom, we're going to play outside today. Do you doubt it? I've seen the future!
I can't tolerate this any longer!
I have a parcel for Leif.
and the list goes on.... until next time....