Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Youngest Niece

This is my seven-year old niece. She is full of joy. She is smart and funny. She is determined. She loves animals. She keeps up with her two older sisters and then some.

Yesterday, she was writing her name in the dirt with a stone. She spelled it backwards. I asked her why. Said because Leonardo DaVinci spelled his name backwards so he could read it in a mirror. One time, we were playing house. She pretended there was a knock at the door. The people in the house had a visitor. I asked who the visitor was. She said "Louis Armstrong". Another time, she saw a pair of swim goggles someone had dropped in the mud. She said "what are they doing... trying to grow a goggle tree?" It's amazing to see how her mind works.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I love that you wrote down her pearls and insights... those memorable thoughts and games will be such treasures in years to come, and I hope she retains that lovely imagination.