Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My Crazy Daughter

I am not sure you can see it very well in this picture but there is a huge goose egg on her forehead with scratches on it. Her face is scrunched up and ornery because she didn't want me to take a picture of it. How does this happen to a very coordinated little girl? That is what I wanted to know when she came in from playing outside (with no tears in site) this weekend. This is how the conversations goes.

"Belle, what happened to your head?"
"Oh, I just fell off the tramp"
"How did that happen?"
"I was trying a double front flip and went flying off and landed on my face on the ice blocks" (this is the hardened, jagged left over snow that surrounds part of the tramp)
"Oh! Why were you trying a double front flip on the tramp?"
"I dunno, I thought I could do it"
"Does it hurt?"
"A little bit, only when you touch it"
"Lets only try single front flips for now on, okay?"
"Oh, okay...can I go back outside to play?"

Aahh yes, this is my TOUGH GIRL. This is what I have to look forward to all of her childhood, teenage years, and probably adulthood. If she didn't remind me so much of myself I might be a little upset. But I have to admit that I am a little proud. What 5 year old thinks she can do these crazy daughter!!


Meghan said...

That is one crazy and tough girl you've got! You should be proud...I wish my BOY was a little more like her! ( :

Cammie said...

Oh my! You may have a few trips to the Emergency Room in your near future. You weren't kidding, she is really tough!