It’s that time of year again when we look back at my preschooler’s best quotes from the year before! Our oldest daughter, Michaela, turned four in August. Here’s some of her sweetest, funniest, and most profound comments from January to December, many of them about her baby sister “Beanie” who turned one in June.
As I was getting the girls ready for bed one night, Angelina started fussing, and Michaela said, “Night-night’s almost done, Beanie. Mommy only has two hands.”
In August, Michaela had nightmares about her baby sister. One night, she woke up yelling, “She’s got the cup without the lid!”
One day, Michaela went to the doctor’s office with Grandma Angie. When the nurse left the room, Michaela said, “We have to tell her about the song that Daddy sings—the ‘Go Tell It On the Mountain’ song—so she can spread the word that Jesus Christ is born!”
Auntie Faye, a sweet dynamo from our former church, gave Michaela lollipops with crickets and scorpions inside. As we were looking at them one day, I told Michaela that scorpions can sting people.
“Crickets are the nicest bugs that you’ve ever seen so you can be their best friend,” she said. “But scorpions are the baddest bugs so you do NOT want to be best friends with them.”
When the girls got home from Grandma Necie’s house one morning, I commented on the cute barrette in Beanie’s hair.
Michaela pointed a finger at me and said, “You cannot tell her or she will know it is there!”
“My words exactly!” Grandma Necie later said.
“Beanie, you can either give me the crackers or stop spilling them,” Michaela told her sister in the car one day. “Those are your options.”
“Mommy, what was your favorite part of the day?” Michaela asked me at dinner one night.
“Snuggling on the couch with you and reading stories,” I said. “And making a cake with you—that was really fun.”
“No,” she said, holding up her finger. “You’re not supposed to do two things. Just one. Now we have to start over.”
“One day, Michaela was wearing a red Thomas the Train shirt with green lettering. “I wish you had a Thomas the Train shirt, so we could be best friends,” she said to me. “Do you have a red or blue or green shirt?”
“I think I have all three.”
“Great! Then tomorrow, you can wear the red shirt, then you can wear the green shirt, and then you can wear the blue shirt, so we can be best friends for a long time.”
“Where can we get a baby brother?” Michaela asked Mark one day.
“Mommy and Daddy and God can try to make one, and just like Mommy was pregnant with Bean, she’d try to have a baby boy.”
“Oh, yeah!” Michaela yelled, jumping on the couch. “Let’s do that.”
“Why?” Mark asked.
“Because we have three girls and one boy, and we need another boy.”
Mark grinned. “If we have another baby, we might find out it’s a baby girl.”
“Oh, no,” Michaela said. “That would be too many girls.”
One morning, I told Michaela about Pat Matthews, an amazing woman of God from our church who had just passed away.
Later that day, Mark told Michaela they were going to a funeral. “Someone at our church, that I don’t think you know, died. That’s sad, right?“
“No,” Michaela said. “That’s happy.”
“Why is that happy?”
“Because she gets to play with Jesus.”
Which quote’s your favorite? Comment below!