The World View of a 3 Year Old | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Monday, May 17, 2010

The World View of a 3 Year Old

Before my kids can talk, I am always dying to know what's going on in their little minds.  And once they start to communicate, I adore hearing just what they think about the world.  The ages of 2 and 3 are my favorite favorite favorite.  I just love hearing their thoughts.

So, yeah.  This post is about Sophia.  And her little world view as of last night.

During family prayer, she started crying all of the sudden.  You know the kind of cry, sad and quiet and pathetic?  So I whispered in her ear and asked her why she was crying.

"Because I just like everyone to say a prayer for me and I like the prayer."

"You're crying because you like the prayer?"

"Yes.  Because it's my favorite thing in the world and it makes me so happy.  But Daddy never not praying for me right now."  (Quiet sobbing...)

Talk about heart melting.

She was having a hard time, so I lay down with her for a bit while she was falling asleep.  Here are a few other things she said to me last night.

"I wish I had a Woody toy and a Buzz toy.  But I never not going to get one until I turn another number.  And so I have to wait until I'm five now."  (More quiet sobbing....)

"It's dark outside, and we can't go out there when it's dark because we can't breathe.  Only when it's light we can breathe outside, right Mommy?"

"Mommy?  Promise me that you will never throw away my monkey pillow because I really love it and it's so soft."  (Yes, quiet sobbing.)

"I only get one birthday because I'm only one person."  (So sad.)

"Sad means I'm not happy.  And I'm not happy because my tummy is hungry and that means I need to go down and check if there's food in the fridge"  (Pretty much the end of the world now.)

Her little tired and very sad self finally fell asleep.  But only after tapping me on my cheek and saying, "Mommy?  I love you.  Your eyes are more prettier."

24 comments :

  1. Kid talk is one of my favorite things.

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  2. Oh my sweetness. I can't stand it...

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  3. Well life IS pretty tough when you are three. How do you keep from laughing?

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  4. That is just about the cutest post I've ever read.

    You will be so glad that you recorded your interactions with her.

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  5. Holy smokes. I love the words of a three-year old. I have felt a lot of those things, but I am not allowed to say them, since I am a grown up! :)

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  6. Sooooooo precious!!! What a treasure to have all these tender comments written down.

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  7. AWh.... your eyes are more prettier. :)

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  8. My favorite age too! The stuff they come up with is straight from the heart and I love it

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  9. LOL oh so cute I to love to hear what they have to say.

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  10. Whenever Henry, also three gets upset, he looks at me and says, "Mommy, I sad! I sad!!!" It nearly breaks my heart every time. Unless he's sad because I won't give him a third popsicle.

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  11. Oh my gosh I just want to gobble her up she is so precious! I just love the words from babes. My little grand babies always melt my heart! What precious angels. I am so glad you are at least journal-ing their sweet precious words and thoughts!

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  12. It's hard to be little. What a little darling.

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  13. Awwwhhh~! What a sweet, sentimental little girl.

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  14. She is the cutest little thing on the planet. Love that girl!

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  15. SO Sweet! She can melt your heart can't she?

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  16. My 2.5 year old is getting more interesting by the day. I think by the time he's three, his little sayings might kill me.

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  17. I just love love LOVE three year olds. Ben now says, "Mom, I wantcha!!!" when he wants me to hold him. Kills me. This will be a fun year.

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  18. My favorite one was about when she can't breathe because it is dark outside. When my aunt was little and had the hiccups, she had her dad plug her ears while she drank a glass of water. Soon she shouted, "Let go of my ears. I can't breathe!!" Kids are so cute.

    P.S. Thank you for your e-mails and comments on my blog. You continually help me feel better about my impending labor and delivery!

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  19. My favorite was "I only get one birthday because i'm only one person..." Ha ha!!! That is hard for all of us sweetie ;)

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  20. I'm so glad you are writing this down! Lately, our teenagers have been hounding my wife to read everything like this that she wrote down when they were little. Happily, she did. I'm with you on the 2-3 year old being about the cutest talking time in the world.

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  21. i LOVE those special conversations with my kids, too!

    i love sophia's thoughts on prayer. my heart melted at her thoughts, and she's not even my daughter. :)

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  22. Ohhhhhh! I'm going to cry now, too. Sophia's got such a big heart, and she feels the beauty in her world so keenly—I hope she never loses that quality. She's a treasure.

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  23. I think sometimes we need a good cry--over everything! I love this. :)

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