People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, June 14, 2010

Caught in the Act

3 months ago

2 weeks ago

My family had a family reunion over memorial weekend in Tucson and I woke up early one morning and found Regan sucking on the hotel blanket. Yuck!!! Since then I have caught her sucking on the bottom of her pajama shirt during the night and sucking on another fleece blanket. Seriously, I thought we were over the blanket-sucking thing. Hopefully it doesn't get out of control.

Cute things I want to remember:

Regan was talking to my dad the other day and when it was time to hang up my dad said, "Well, I'll talk to you later honey. Bye." Then he hung up. She looked a little dumb struck for a moment. "I'm not his honey. Grandma's his honey." she kills me sometimes.

She is so stinkin' sweet sometimes. Every prayer we include my dad in it and she has asked some questions about him and worries about him. My parents were up here for a few days and when they were going back to their hotel for the night, we were saying our goodbyes and she said to him, "Goodnight grandpa. I'll believe in your heart." So tender. She frequently tells me that she is going to marry him when she gets bigger.

She is pretty preoccupied with death. The ultimate sentiment she can tell someone is, "I love you so much that I do not want you to die." That's true love isn't it?

Sophie loves Regan so much. If I am disciplining Regan, Sophie will put her hands on her hips and say,"Hey! That's my sister!" I know that's your sister, but she can't do blah blah blah so she needs a time out. "But I love Regan sooo much!" Bleeding hearts of the world unite!!
I was going on an errand and Regan had already been out with Jason earlier so I said that Sophie could come with me. She was all excited until she found out Regan wasn't coming. Then she was BAWLING that we couldn't leave Regan! She stayed home to be with Regan instead of coming on an outing with mom. Best friends/worst enemies all wrapped in one package.

Jason: Who's the bubble king?
Sophie: I'm the bubble king!
Jason: Who's the dancin' queen?
Sophie: I'm the dancin' queen!
Jason: Who's the stinker pants?
Sophie: Regan's' the stinker pants!
Regan: Oooooo that makes me so mad when you say that!!

Sophie insists on praying every time we pray. She does a pretty good job, but the ending keeps me smiling. "In the name of Jesus Christ, A.M." (not p.m :)

Tonight Jason was making shapes and animals out of balloons and the girls were lovin' it. Regan said to Jason, "you're good to have around daddy!"


Aunt Tiff said...

lol!! Your girls are way too cute!!

Aunt Tiff said...

oh yeah...and the sucking on the hotel blanket...NASTY!!!!:)

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

I love your girls! They are so funny. Maybe you should tape Regan's mouth shut after she goes to sleep...just a thought:)

Dawna Greer said...

Your girls are really hilarious. I love the way Sophie carefully enunciates every syllable in a word--as in "ma-king HOT ta-MA-lees" when she was telling me over the phone what she was up to yesterday. As to Regan and the blanket sucking problem. I tried everything to break Wendy of thumb sucking--rewards such as a new Barbie doll and clothes, desperation such as putting one of Dad's long socks clear up to her armpit and taping it on, putting tabasco sauce on her thumb, etc., etc. and even though she KNEW they were there, the compulsion was too great and she would cry until the heat was gone and continue her habit anyway. [Sorry, Wendy, the truth is out!] What worked for Wendy was a dream (a nightmare!!) she had when she was about 11 that she was married and her husband caught her with her thumb in her mouth! That, overnight broke her of the habit. Hopefully Regan will eventually decide she doesn't want to anymore. . .

Skousen Seven said...

Ok, yes people I sucked my thumb!! I had braises for 6 years because of it. So I think I paid my debt to society:) Regan will get over this little habit in due time. Patience Kristal, mom had a lot of it and look how amazing I turned out!!!!!! Love you lots

The Colvins said...

Your girls are so darn cute! They have the cutest things to say.

The Merrills said...

The cute things kids say make that alone everything else about them totally worth it.