Sunday, January 31, 2010

Magic words

We have been trying to help Hattie understand the difference between need and want. She says, "I need to watch a show," or "I need ice cream." No Hattie; ice cream, however wonderful, is not a need.

Just a moment ago she kept saying, "I need a cookie." I patiently tried to coax her through the proper wording.

"Mom..." I said
"Mom, " repeated Hattie.
"I want..."
"I would like...a cookie."

I just kept staring at her, waiting for her to say the magic word. I could see the gears turning in her head, thinking, "What do I have to say to get a cookie?" And then it clicked..."AMEN!"

She got the cookie.


Melissa said...

That's so cute!

Jessie said...

To the Hattie-est! ...
without guile!
Just pure Sweetness!

Sharee said...

as we look at your pictures Sophie keeps asking "where ha ee". Give her hugs from us.

Laena said...

Maybe in her innocence she is really trying to correct you. ice cream and cookies should never be written off so lightly as a mere desire. I'm convinced my soul is really made up of at least 3% cookie and 12% ice cream, and is need of consistent replenishing. After all, little girls are made up of sugar and spice and everything nice, which just backs up my position.
amen :)

Steven and Erika said...

oh are those pumpkin cookies?'re making me weak Hatter Patters! We've been without cookies for a while now but I just might need to bakes ome pumpkin ones today...if only i could get that sweet grin and an amen to go with them!

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