Bria takes after her Daddy. She takes everything 100% literally. I am sure that Joel was just like this at her age...even now, at age 31, he tends to take many things very literally. He has learned obvious nuance by now, but if something new comes along he might misunderstand and be very literal.
Bria really cracks me up with her literalness (is that even a word?). I remember when she was 2 1/2 and we were at a family reunion everyone figured this out. People were "taking off her nose and eating it" left and right...poor child! She was so upset by the whole thing. I finally had to insist everyone stop...yes it's funny and cute, but you are tormenting this poor girl!! She has finally learned the nose trick at age 4 (unlike Chloe who figured it out right away--before she was even 2--and thinks it's hilarious), yet she continues to take life pretty darn literally. Here are just a few recent examples:
I was talking on the phone with my mom and mentioned that I had a ton of laundry to do. What I actually said was, "I have laundry coming out my ears." Pretty soon, Bria was hovering around me, trying to look in my ears. When I asked her what she was doing, she said, "I'm trying to see all the laundry that's in your ears!"
The other day at dinner Joel had a glob of something on his face, so I reached over to wipe it off. Bria asked me what I was doing and I said, "I'm wiping Daddy's face off." Her reply? "Mommy, you didn't wipe his face off...his face is still there!"
And the kicker: She called her Mamah after her first day of Kindergarten. When Mamah asked her if she made any new friends, this was her reply:
"Mamah, you're silly! I didn't make any friends....I don't know how!! Their moms and dads just brought them there! I can't make them!!"
Cutest thing I've heard in years....it's definite though, Bria is literally adorable!