Sunday, February 3, 2013

What's A Girl To Do?

Liberty keeps us laughing. She is such a fiercely independent little soul. I guess we should have expected that with a name that means Freedom. 

If you don't have the right utensil, improvise! 
I often feel like I am butting my head against a brick wall in teaching my children to think and act independently. I get questions all day long like: "Mom, where is the ketchup?", "I don't have any socks!", "What is my Latin word this week?" You get the idea. Not Libby! That girl can make her own tea, bagels, or toast. She wants to do 'school' and will answer Erik's questions with authority. The funny thing is that often she is right!  The other day Erik asked what the capitol of California was and Liberty answered, "Sacramento."
Liberty's family job is to set the table. The other day when we sat down for dinner Sean had a baby spoon and I had a serving fork! The discrepancy of these two utensils was magnified by not only who she chose to give them to, but that she had no problems coming up with a solution when she found no clean forks in the drawer! She has also set places with measuring spoons, a steak knife, and a slotted spoon. She did not say anything to anyone, just sat down at the table like nothing was amiss and it is just another normal day at our table. Oh wait! That IS a normal day at our table.


Cindy P said...

that's awesome! :)

Stacy said...

I love it! I wish some of my kids had that can-do attitude! Cutie Liberty! :)

Carolynn said...

I just have to keep reminding myself that it is awesome! That attitude will take her far. So good to hear from you Cindy and Stacy!