Emma: when you exercise, your heart beats faster because the heart has to pump more blood to your body. If you hold your breath, your heart slows down and if you don’t breath, your heart stops beating. Zi: Ya! And if you go to sleep, your heart slows down because it doesn’t have to pump blood anymore because you’re not exercising. So when you wake up, your heart is slow again.
Last night, while I was tucking the girl in, Emma said, “Mamam, did you know that I try to do things to make you happy?” Then Zienne added, “Ya, we want you to be really happy. Even when I’m sad, I still love you.” I love how honest my children are with me about their feelings. I love that my love for them isn’t in vain. I love how they love me, at the end of the day, they tell me what’s most important in their hearts, and one of them is their love. Man…I wish I could keep them this age, with their hearts in tact.
I couldn’t put the groceries away last night because it was late and I still had to tuck the girls in. Then I took care of Elle while I was trying to finish some of my crafts. This morning, I thought Perze put them away, but it turned out Emma woke up early & cleaned up, putting everything away. I’m floored. I didn’t even ask her to do that, but from her own volition, she wanted to help out. Things like this when I see the difference of ages between Emma and Zi. Emma has such great nurturing, helpful, mothering, empathetic skills, so much that she could look at all the groceries and would think how helpful it would be to me if she put them away. I love you, Emma for thinking of me.
Always need proof w/ Zi. I had to show a YouTube vid of someone milking a cow because she adamantly believed milk comes from the cow’s vagina. She’s such a skeptic most of the time and needs to see some type of credible reference…and by this generation’s standard, YouTube is as credible as it gets. I’m guessing Zienne is going to be the apologist in the family. For the fellow skeptics:
Happy Birthday Beloved Zienne! You’re four. Many days leading to today, we persisted to ask you to hold off on turning four, but you adamantly told us that nothing can stop you from being four. I even told you that I would personally ask God to stunt your age to which you replied, “Mamam, even though God loves 3 year old Zienne, He wants me to be four. He’s not going to stop it for you.” Then I pleaded while using logic and told her that if she remained 3, Emma would stay 7 and never get married. She replied, “Mamam, if I turn 4, Elle will turn one and will walk and make things easier for you.” Checkmate. S o t o d a y , y o u a r e f o u r. C H E C K M A T E . I cannot begin to recall and tell you what a force you were at 3. What I wrote about is just a sample of your humor, your thoughts, how you argue, how you think…Sometimes, you really are sneaky, but in the cutest of ways, never malicious. You are definitely one to […]