Monday, September 10, 2012
On Friday, Andrea and I were talking about marriage. She was looking at pictures of me and Paul on our wedding day, and I was describing the flowers and the weather and how happy we were. She looked up at me with a twinkle of new understanding in her eyes and said, "Mommy Daddy maaweed?"
I nodding my head. "Yes, Mommy and Daddy are married."
"Oh," she replied. "Mommy Daddy maaweed. Daddy Annie maaweed?"
I started laughing and explained that Daddy and Annie weren't married because Daddy was already married to Mommy. She kept insisting that Daddy and Annie were married, and I just kept laughing. . . until I realized she never suggested that she and I were married. How rude.
I explained to Andrea that she was Daddy's daughter. She seemed to like that idea because she repeated it 2,541 times. "Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Daughter! Annie daughter! Annie daughter!"
I love how much she loves him and how desperately she wants to be involved in his daily activities. I can't think of a more beautiful sight than watching her snuggle on his lap while he reads to her. He makes her giggle by making silly faces, and he teaches her new words like "calculator" and "angry birdie." She calls him by his first name when she calls him in for prayers. "Paaaawww!" And when he doesn't answer she reminds me he's at work.
But after she's put to bed and the house is quiet, he's mine. I'll always be his number one.