last night kawena got up at 12:08 because she was “stauy-ving”. i was actually just about to get into bed, so i thought i could “quickly” give her a few crackers and get to bed.
well, i got her 7 ritz, or “circle crackers” as she calls them and sat down at the table across from her. she began to talk to me in a whisper as she slowly ate her 5 crackers.
as i sat there listening to her chatter on, i was amazed at how easily she could go from one subject to the next without having a lull in the conversation. i use the term “conversation” loosely because all i really did was interject a “uh-huh” or a “really” every now and then. after sitting with her and listening i realized that i should write some of these things down as she spoke because they were so random and funny.
so, this is what i could scribble on a scrap piece of paper as she rambled on late last night. this is not all-inclusive because i only started writing about have way through her “conversation”, i wish i had gotten it all:
k: “i am growing this tall. will i still be kawena when i am tall?”
me: “yes, you will always be kawena.”
k: “yay! i get to be kawena when i am tall! i am growing tall so that i can clean the toe-let. when nani wakes up i want to tell nani and lala that logan (her cousin who is 5) can grow taller to come to our house and we can clean the toe-lets! (apparently, only tall people can clean toilets in our house and it is an exciting thing for “little” people to grow taller so they can do it!) i want to clean lala’s toe-let and logan can clean your toe-let!” (won’t logan be excited!)
k: takes a bite of her cracker and continues…..”when the sun was going down there was a bug in my eye. they were like bees and i grabbed one and put it in my milk cup (she motions holding a bug in her hand and putting it in her cup on the table), but we can’t drink them.” chuckle.
me: yawning, “can you eat your cracker, please?”
k: takes another bite, “i was naked and lala was having clothes on, but me wasn’t having clothes on (she was telling me about dinner because i was not there). daddy asked me, ‘why you don’t have clothes on?’” chuckle, chuckle, “that’s funny!”
me: becoming more tired by the minute, “can you eat your cracker?” she only has one more left on her plate.
k: looking at her ONE cracker and holding it up, “but me don’t like these crackers!”
me: “you’ve already had 6 of them!”
k: takes a bite, “i got some salt in my eyes.”
more chattering about more random things that i didn’t write down….
me: “can you eat your cracker, please?”
k: “okay.” picks it up, “but it’s like a boat. it’s like a tiny boat.”
takes a tiny bite, “it’s like another boat, mama. lala was touching that light in the living room when she was standing on the chair.”
k: taking her last bite, “i’m done!”
me: “thank goodness!”
k: “what? did you say ‘good’?”
i look at the clock and it reads 12:54am! who knew it took 46 minutes and A LOT of chatter for a 2 year old to eat 7 crackers in the middle of the night!! who knew? it surprised me!
though i was exhausted, i really enjoyed our whispered “conversation” and she still blows me away with her constant chatter and how well she speaks for such a little lady! i love her little, sometimes too loud, voice and i will miss it when she is older.
thanks little bug for entertaining my exhausted little brain last night! it was an unexpected ending to a very long day! i love you!