Claire: Daddy will you write a four on my arm
Claire: So I can tell which one is my forearm.
Claire: Look Mama, I am not stepping cracks so I am not breaking your back.
Mommy: You're killing me, though.
Claire: I'm not killing you, it's a joke. Silly Mama.
scene: we two are all cuddled up in her bed and her face is buried in my chest when she coughs suddenly, without time to cover her mouth
Claire: I coughed on your nursies!
Mommy: That's OK, honey.
Claire: Mommy, you can cough in my bed, and fart in my bed, and burp in my bed, and you can cough in my room, and burp in my room, and fart in my room.
Claire: But Daddy can't.
Claire: Can I make up a song for you Mommy?
Mommy: Sure, honey.
I love my mommy, she's so cute
La la la la la la la
I love my mommy, I love her nursies
they're so cute
Mommy Mommy woo woo woo
and I won't sneak out of my roomand I won't sneak out of my room
and I won't sneak out of my bed at night at all
Claire: I tell lots of funny jokes and sometimes I lie.
Claire's most favorite song is Tom Petty's The Waiting. She sings along where she can get the words, and despite having kids' songs and school songs and wildly inappropriate songs and the songs I sing to her down cold, with Tom Petty she gets a bit mixed up with lines like "yeah I mightta chased a couple women around, oh all it ever got me was down" and really I am not entirely sure what she thinks that line is but I was sort of surprised to hear her singing the line I used to title this post. It should sound vaguely familiar . . . remember the song you sang at school?
Make new friends, but keep the old
one is silver and the other gold
Definitely a glass half full kind of girl.
Edited with updates:
Claire: Do I have to go away from you when I am all growed up?
Mommy: No darling girl, you don't have to but when you are older you might want to go away from me, not because you don't love me but because you want to go out and experience the world. Like going to college, or travelling, or being with other people you love.
Claire: Like skiing?
Claire: If I am a ski teacher how many monies will I have?
Mommy: Not enough to go away from me.
Mommy: Yes pumpkin.
Claire: When I am all growed up you won't have to get the groceries. I'll do that for you. Because I don't ever want to go away from you. I had a dream I got the groceries for you.
Mommy: I love you.