Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Out of the Mouth of Lydia

As Lydia grows she sure comes up with some funny things to say. She's too smart for her own good and when she plays I am fascinated listening to her conversations. Here are some of the amusing things she has said lately:

Me: How about you? How are you doing?
Lydia: I'm ok. Just my toes are feeling tired.

Lydia: When you mix pink and purple it makes brightening.
Me: Brightening?! What's brightening?
Lydia: (said in a exasperated tone) When you mix pink and purple!

Singing along and listening to the theme song of the TV show Dinosaur Train
Lydia: Dinosaur Train, Gonna ride...the Dinosaur Train.
Me: I'm going to ride the Lydia train. Do you have a train?
Lydia: Shakes her head, grinning.
Me: No?! Then what am I supposed to ride?
Lydia: Your rocking chair.

Lydia: (Hurrying really fast to buckle herself into her carseat) I have to go really, really fast!
Me: Why do you have to go so fast?
Lydia: Because it's Fast Sunday!

Me: (Talking to Ammon) Do you want a popsicle for dinner?
Lydia: Tell Mom no because we need to have some protein!

Lydia: Ammon, sweetheart, it's time for your nap...
Ammon: Nooooo!

Now I realize that these might only be funny to me as her mom, but I definitely don't want to forget these moments.

The other incident that shows the true nature of my daughter was two Sundays ago. Apparently she was assigned to give her first talk in Primary. No one notified her parents of this...we had NO idea. However, Sunday morning came and the Primary leader asked Lydia, "Lydia do you have a talk ready for today?" She nodded and went up to the front and proceeded to give a talk on baptism including, "When you are eight, you get baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." We found all this out AFTER the fact, when the Primary leaders came to report to us during Sacrament Meeting how impressed they were. They said that her talk was only a few sentences long, but that it made sense and was very good for a sunbeam.

That's right. Lydia gave her first talk in Primary all by herself. I am so proud and so sad. I can't believe that I missed it. Isn't that a parental rite of passage to hear your child's first Primary talk? And we missed it. I didn't even get to hear what she came up with. However, I am happy. I'm happy that she apparently listened when I told her that she needs to go up and participate when she is asked to in Primary. I'm happy that she has listened to our Family Home Evening lessons and to her lessons at church, enough to give an intelligent, on topic talk (they are learning about baptism this month in Primary and Lydia was smart enough to center her talk on that topic, I know, it's amazing). What normal four-year-old would be able to come up with an intelligible on-topic talk and give it by herself, on her own, for the very first time? Lydia, that's who.

Though I am sad that I missed it and proud of her, I'm not surprised. This is Lydia up and down: smart, amazing, adorable, and constantly surprising me with her capabilities. She's my girl :)


  1. oh my gosh that would break my heart to miss their first primary talk! i love these lyidaisms though- esp the fast sun and protein thing! hahaha youre teaching her right

  2. Cute, smart little girl. And I would have been so sad if I missed her talk. That is so amazing and cute that she was still able to wing it, with no help from her parents!