I am so excited! My 4 year old niece is coming to stay with us, she will be here in about an hour. She and I will head to the store to buy "snacks, treats and prizes" and then head to the FlyingMonkey's school so that she can eat lunch with the big kids.
She is bringing her cheerleading costume so that she can cheer for MonkeyBoy at his baseball game tonight...
My niece is not your average 4 year old. She is a pistol! We played imaginary store in the pool once. She was the owner of the "ice cream" store. I "walked" to the counter and asked her for a scoop of chocolate and she said, "Sorry we are all out of chocolate, what else would you like"? I went through a list of different flavors, each time she told me, with a grin, that they were all out. Finally I asked for strawberry, she said "Ooooohhhhh yesss we have strawberry, but it is closing time, please come back tomorrow." She said this with a straight face as she mimed hanging a "closed" sign.
This Christmas we were playing "car pool" on my Mom's bed. My niece was the MommyDriver and I was the kiddo in the back. I began "complaining" that it was a loooooonnnng trip and that I was starving. So she "pulled into a McDonald's" to get me some food. After close inspection of my imaginary meal I whined that I didn't get a toy...she said, "of course not it is a "Sad Meal"."
So I guess you can figure out why I look forward to this visit, she is a pip and you just never know what she will say next.
Have a good weekend!