Thursday, March 29, 2007

I Need a "Bless You"

For a couple weeks now, as I would be going through my day cleaning house or whatever, my daughter Emily (3) and I would have a conversation like this:

"Mom, I need a "bless you"!

(I would think to myself at that moment, puzzled, "did she just sneeze? I don't remember her sneezing?! Oh, well, maybe I was just too busy to hear it....")

"Bless you, Emily!"

Louder: "NO, MOM, I need a BLESS YOU!"

"OKAY, EMILY, BLESS YOU!!"

Still unsatisfied with my answer, she would finally just wander off. Emily has been known to be very demanding... or shall I say... assertive, and more often than not, she will ask me to repeat things for her just to make sure she has my attention, so I just figured she was doing that again. Well, after going through this same interchange about a million times in a week, I decided to analyze it by being a good Mom and actually LOOKING at her when she said it. I knelt down...I noticed that her nose was running...( so maybe she did sneeze? and I hadn't heard it?)......then it dawned on me...

"Emily, do you mean you need a tissue?"

"Yes, Mom, I need a "bless you."

So. Precious.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Yay, Ruth Ann is blogging! I'm so excited. Now I have to update my links. This story is so cute. I look forward to many more.

Amy said...

What a great first post, Ruth Ann. Now I need to go and update my links to include my dear friend. I sure do love your family and I really look forward to finally getting your side of the story. :)

Anonymous said...

Ruth Ann,
What a sweet thing for Emily to say. She is so precious. God has Blessed us so richly with your children and may he Bless you as you Mother them.
I love you!!
Mom
P. S. I need to write on my blog as well and SOON!

Sarah said...

Welcome to Blog Land! It was so nice to see you today!

Chris said...

I need a stay in bed when we put you in bed.

Aggie said...

Great first post RA. Emily knows EXACTLY what she wants ... wtg Emily.

Rebecca said...

That is precious. I look forward to all of the stories to come. Welcome to the blogging community!

Angela O. said...

Hey, I think we could all use an extra "Bless you" sometimes! Welcome to blogging.

Ruth Ann said...

Thanks, everyone, for the encouraging words and warm welcome! I am having fun already thinking up new things to post about...hopefully I will post at least once per week.