I fall squarely between the categories of “neat freak” and “total disaster”. There is method to my madness, but often I find that life flies by too quickly to do what I should do at that moment. Like draft a blog when something absolutely adorable happens. So I’ll grab a piece of scrap paper, jot down the quote or something about the moment and toss it in the general direction of my computer, mumbling a promise to myself to type it up later.
Today I found two little scrap papers from years ago and couldn’t bear to toss them in the trash until I typed them up. They are both Daniel quotes from about two years ago.
One just says, “Mommy, do you know what I love more than lights? God. Not the fake gods, they don’t have powers. The REAL God has ALL the power. I love him.”
The other is a transcript of a little conversation Daniel was apparently having with me/himself while he was eating a snack. For the record, I have no idea what the green gooey stuff in the car was. But I’m not surprised at all that there was green gooey stuff in the car.
(Daniel takes a drink of milk.)
“We have to clean the green gooey stuff out of the car because we might slip and fall down.”
(Bite of cookie, chews thoughtfully.)
“That’s not good – to fall down. You know, sometimes animals get stuck in the rain forest.”
“Sometimes when I am five I will go save them. But I will come right back, Mommy, right back to Earth.”
“You know, Mommy, I love you.”