18 November 2010

A conversation with M-: The little things matter most

The following is a conversation I had with my 3-year-old daughter M- recently, while passing the time before preschool by reading her feather on the class turkey of things for which the kids are thankful.

Me: You're thankful for lollipops?? That's what you're most thankful for?

M-: Yes!

Me: Not your family, or something?

M-: I'm thankful for lollipops AND my family!

Me: In that order?

M-: Yes!

(Note that all of her lines purposefully end in exclamation points... that's just the way she talks.)*

In case I don't see you all before next week, happy Thanksgiving!

* Except for when she's bossing people around in a quiet, threatening way, instead of her usual loud, outraged way.

You may enjoy my previous M- conversations, (6YO son) D- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.


Sandra said...

I kind of have to agree with your daughter: I'm thankful for chocolate and my family...in that order. Never underestimate the power of sugar.
I'm glad I'm following you on Facebook, am really looking forward to your posts.

Zip n Tizzy said...

I discovered that my 4 year old is thankful that we feed him.

This morning he was furious that we don't feed him lollipops in the morning. - I'm getting the sense that this is universal in the preschool set.

I'm thankful he's in preschool.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Meredith said...


I read you in my reader. I just wanted to come and comment to to tell you that I love these little conversations. So adorable.


unmitigated me said...

We are heading to Geneva from Tuesday - Friday of next week. How's everyone feeling? Maybe a meet-up can be arranged>

Jenni said...

They had a gratitude garland at my 3 y.o.'s school as well. He was thankful for mommy, daddy and dinosaurs. One of the kids was thankful for McDonalds and I nearly died laughing.

Irrational Dad said...

I don't understand why you are failing to understand the power of sugar.