Sophi has a beautiful white church dress. Since today is dress down day, she wanted to wear it to school.
Sophi: "Mom, can I wear my white dress today?"
Christi: "No, it's too fancy for school."
Sophi, very earnestly: "Oh, 'cuz then all the boys would want to kiss me?"
After getting all the kids off to school, Christi and I plopped down on the couch to talk. We discussed a small bit of conflict we had had with one of the children this morning and (not for the first time) talked about how challenging it can be to meed all the needs of so many kids. Feeling just a bit frustrated with how hard you can work at parenting and how little they sometimes appreciate you for it, Christi said: "Bleech. Kids!"
Sophi immediately called her on it: "What do you mean, bleech, kids?!?"
We quickly reassured her that kids are the best and that they make our lives SO awesome. Thanks for the reminder, Soph!!!