Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Rowan


Rowan, my six year old granddaughter, is a pistol. She never stops talking and is very aware of her person-hood. She's funny, too, we get each other's jokes and we laugh a lot. I spanked her the other day because, contrary to my instructions, she banged on the door where her sister was sleeping and woke her up. Well, I swatted her once. Boy, did she get mad. She was taking her toys and going home.

A couple of weeks ago, she was over here, sitting in her little rocking chair watching some childrens show on TV. I was cooking in the kitchen and I could hear a lady on the show saying, "nobody's perfect, and that's okay!"

Rowan got up and came in the kitchen, looking very disgusted. She said, "Grandma, I don't like that show. That lady said we're not perfect and I know I'm perfect."

I said, "Sweetheart, nobody's perfect."

She declared, "well, I am!"

4 comments:

Elizabeth-W said...

It must be the age. She and my six year old sound a bit alike. :) Ah for the good old days when self-esteem was more self-affirming.....

Barb said...

I love Rowan! I would not say such personalities are typical of six or any age specifically. I know two other very dominant six year olds. My cousin's little girl, Abigail and my friend Bev's little girl Nicole. It sounds like three very dyamic Spirits came to Earth that year. What would it be like if they occupied the same space rather than three different states? :)

annegb said...

You know, I enjoy my grandchildren in a way I never enjoyed my children. I find them totally delightful.

Stephen said...

Kids are so neat that way.