Tonight as Clara Anne was taking a bath, I heard her in there singing at the top of her lungs. It was her own words and her own melody, and had something to do with "God has filled my heart with love, and He died for my sins, so now I can be nice to Chloe . . . ". There was much more, but some of it made no sense (not to me, anyway), but I appreciated her creativity and entertaining herself for about 45 minutes in the bath!
One final quote that I forgot to include last time came a few days after our lovely Easter egg hunt organized solely by my friend Rachel. (More about that in another post!) The girls have had a wonderful time playing with their baskets, and Clara Anne came in to the kitchen where I was working, holding her basket which contained one of her dolls. "Mommy, look, I'm going to put my baby in the river!" For a moment I couldn't imagine what she could be talking about. The Yellow River? The Mississippi River? So I asked, "Which river, Clara Anne?" She looked at me as if I was truly a bit behind the times and said, "The Nile River, Mommy!" as if to say, of course! Which other river could it possibly be?!
Let's just hope that once the new baby is born Clara Anne will not attempt to put her in a basket and send her down the river!