Thursday, November 11, 2010

We're in trouble deep

So. Our Savvy.

She's spectacularly bold. Courageous. Strong-willed.

And sassy! And sometimes, well, sometimes she's totally sneaky. Sometimes it's really annoying stuff--like dumping all the kitties' water into their food dish so that the food plumps up and swells to fit the dish (EW.). Sometimes it's pretty harmless, like sneaking glances at my hair before she decides how she'd like her hair to be.

But today! Oh, that girl, she makes me laugh. Today, I was sitting at the computer, and I heard her in her room. She said, "Hi! I'm in my room! You see me? In my room?" -pause- "Hold on, I can't talk. My mom's talking to me." -total fabrication- -bigger pause- "I'll be right there!" Then she comes running out of her room, sailing past me, her braid-wavy hair flying and her pink Converse kicking up, and then she goes right out the back door, slamming it shut behind her!

I call out to her, and she glimpses me through the window, and then guess what she did?

She ran FASTER.

So I ran to the door, opened it, and said, "Savvy! Wait! Come here!" Her response? "Stop SEEING me!"

I said, "Savvy, it's cold outside. You need a sweater."

She was so relieved that she actually laughed, and said in a shaky voice, "Ooohhh...a sweater!" Right. A sweater. Which I'm so relieved to hear, Mom, because the little neighbor boy is totally waiting for me around the corner of the house and I told him I'd be right there. That's right. The neighbor boy.

Savvy is three years old, and she was sneaking out to see the two-year-old neighbor boy.

Phill, begin rehearsing that Scare-the-Boyfriend speech now.


Anonymous said...

Bwahaha! That is amazing!

Suzanne said...

Girls I tell ya!!! What a stinker!! A gorgeous stinker though :) Yep, Phill needs to keep that shotgun close, gotta keep those boys away!!

Kelly said...

Gooooosh! Aren't girls scary?

so fun though.

Marie Photographie said...

She is too cute for words! What personality and such gorgeous looks. My, my, you guys are going to have your hands full chasing off the boys. Sounds like you already do!

Lara said...

This cracked me up! What a hoot she is. And I can't believe how very grown up she is looking....her HAIR! It's so freaking long!!!!

Christine said...

Hilarious little girl. :) I love that first photo of her, she is such a beautiful combo of you and Phil.

The Leishman's said...

Haha.. What a sweetie pie! I love this cute story!!

Qait said...

That's hilarious!!!

I think boys can be dangerous in that way, too...I can totally imagine Ender talking to a girl through a window like that, and knowing Michael's history as a lady charmer in high school (yeah, sheesh), well, I'm in for it.
Ender already really likes little girls and tells me if he thinks they're pretty (sometimes he doesn't..."Isn't she pretty, Ender?" "No mom." Oh dear...)

Oh by the way he hung out with Savvy the whole time your kids were here. Very much on purpose.

Lynnae Jackson said...

Holy cow! Savvy! Getting an early start on the boy-craziness, eh? I read this aloud to my roommates and they all laughed. You have a great narrative style, Rae. Plus, the story by itself is hilarious. Good thing Phill is a trained soldier and will be sufficiently imposing for any potential suitors, right? ;)

From My Eyes said...

I am left to only wonder what we have in store with our little princess. She only two, and already causing us grief. She knows that she is in charge at our house.

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

So, I'm obviously way behind on blogs... but seriously when did that little girl grow up? She looks SOOOO old! Where did the little girl with the tiny little big tails and binky go?

She is seriously adorable and growing up way too fast!

Rae said...

You're telling me, Pam!! Hahhaha