It was another wonderful visit from Amara, filled with lots of Amaraisms*. We had planned for her to spend the night with us Saturday night. Amara had reminded me about the laundry earlier in the week but that’s a story I will get into another time. Instead of having her parents drop her off I decided to pick her up a little early so that she could go with me to the grocery store. Really, if you have to go to the store isn’t it better to take your own entertainment? And she is so entertaining! We have fun and we try not to get in the way of the other shoppers but she makes them smile, too! We were wandering the isles when I stopped for a moment and said to her
Grandma’s thinking we need some corn. She twirls around like Vanna White, points to the shelf and proudly proclaims
Well, Amara is thinking we need some pudding! That is definitely an Amaraism.
Do you see why I like to take her to the store with me?
The rest of the visit raced by. Amara put on a talent show for us, we watched an old Disney movie and had chicken dogs! Dessert was Häagen Dazs and Amara had to have her’s out of the carton. She about had a meltdown when Grandpa got the ice cream scoop out and started taking some of her ice cream!
Why do you have that scoop? Use a spoon and don’t take it all. Another Amaraism.
Sunday morning started off with donut holes — it is the only time we ever eat them but we always let her have them if she asks for them. When I went to get donuts there was a yard sale going on down the street and they happened to have a brand new Ariel costume hanging out front. Well Grandma brought home more than just donut holes and she was thrilled. So she played in it and I took her picture. Then she changed into her Tinker Bell costume and I took her picture! We had a blast spinning and snapping! More Amaraisms.
Then we settled down to play school. We were studying reading and math. She loves them both and it is so much fun to have her read to me, she gets better every week. She is one of those lucky children who has parents that both love to read and love to read to her. Amara is also very proud of the fact that she is good at math — and she really is. I don’t remember knowing so much when I was just a kindergartner.
We didn’t have much time left before the Kids would pick her up so we decided to take a nature walk. This is much better than our usual trips around the neighborhood playing Star Wars and blasting storm troopers! Amara took a note pad and pencil and wrote down anything we spotted that had anything to do with nature. Have you figured out yet that Amara and I often get very silly? So of course she had to ask me if we should write the neighbor’s ceramic dog on the list? No? What about the ceramic cat or the ceramic bird? All of this is followed by huge bursts of laughter from both of us. We saw birds, bees, flowers, trees and ladybugs but the number one item on the nature list was roly poly bugs — we saw tons of them! It was a wonderful walk, a great adventure and another wonderful visit filled with lots of Amaraisms to think back on later.
- *Amaraisms — a verb
- Derived from the girl’s name Amara \a-ma-ra\.
Silly little moments that will make you smile when you think about them later.
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