Monday, November 10, 2008

Out of The Mouth of Babes

Last night I was putting Jillian to bed and we went through our normal routine. We sing the same 3 songs every night because that is what my parents sang to us as kids...Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Bye Baby Bunting, and I Wish I Had a Little Red Box. Random, I know...but it is a tradition now. Then I always let Jillian pick out a song that she wants to sing. Then...on to our prayer.

Sometimes during our prayer, Jillian will repeat everything I say. Sometimes she just waits until I am thanking God for the things in our life, and then she will throw a few of her own things out there that she is personally thankful for. Usually she just throws out family members. But tonight, might have been my favorite prayer from my little girl. It went something like this...
Me: "Thank you for Mommy and Daddy. Thank you for Jillian. Thank you for Baby Jules."
Jillian: "Thank you for Target and Costco."
YEP!!! That is child knows what is the most important in life! I was laughing so hard on the inside and trying to keep a straight face on the outside. I am sure this is some reflection on me that I need to get a life or something...if my child knows which stores specifically that we should be VERY thankful for!
Here are some unrelated pictures to accompany my post:
Jillian at naptime...she is LOVING playing with her sleeping bag during the day!

My Sweet Girl

My Happy Girl

And this is how I found her after her nap. She came up with this ensemble all on her own! Those are some sweet black and white polka-dot sunglasses (turned upside down) and a Dora baseball cap turned backwards (she obviously has a Daddy who is a professional hat-wearer). Isn't she the coolest???

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Summer said...

I love that she thanked God for Target and Costco. That is priceless! I thank God for those very same stores!
Smart girl!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh so funny! Gotta love 2 year olds!

Carolyn said...

Yeah, she is definitely your child...including those 2 stores in her prayers! And don't kid yourself, I know you have said the same thing love Target and Costco!

Tara Caire said...

hahaha, little kids crack me up!! priceless!

Mittig family said...

I love stories like that-we need more funny Jillian sayings!

marcy said...

Jillian is a girl after my own heart! At least she is thanking God for places that have good deals. What if she were thankful for Needless Markup?(aka Neiman Marcus)!
Amazing - she is already an excellent shopper at 2 1/2. I guess some qualities are just inborn!
I love you - J-Lo

Mindy said...

hahaha totally your kid B. totally. The fact that she is thankful to Target is making me laugh so hard I can not stop! The other thing making me laugh so hard is that I have no idea what Costco is, but that your sweet little 2 year old does. Too funny!