Sunday, April 20, 2008


Some of you may know by now that Sissie, who is 7, is quite the unique individual. She thinks in ways which none of my other children think, and she isn't ruled by any of the rules of the universe!

If it's quiet for a moment, she'll say whatever is in her mind, and it's always, to a word, quite amusing.

She has such a queer and actually poetical way of saying things.

She can also be very quiet when the others are very boisterous....

I just love the way she talks and thinks.

As an example, the other day the girls and I went to the Goodwill, and I had stacks of things in my cart, stacked according to the child they were for, and she saw Sofia's pile and said "Sofia has chunks and chunks of clothes!"

To Sis, hair that comes down over your forehead in a long fashion is a "swirl".

Shoes that make tapping sounds are "paw paw shoes" because that's the sound their heels make.

She gets joy out of using the "mowlawner" and can go at it in the yard for hours with that thing!

Puffed sleeves are called "puff puffs".

And the other girls have adopted these sayings too.

Our Sis is so special. Some may say she's weird or even something's wrong with her, but just try and say that to us!

There is nothing wrong with her medically or developmentally speaking, she just sees things so differently than we do. If you told us something was wrong with her, you'd probably be picking your teeth up out of the street!

We love her so much and she is such a light in our house and a joy to our hearts.

She laughs all the time over everything, but she isn't a joker. She just has sparkle in her heart and it makes her laugh, kind of like the "snappy" Cherry Coke Icee we all had at Target recently.

I couldn't imagine our life or our home without our one-of-a-kind Sissie!


Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I love the mowlawner. :)

Mountainsong said...

Sounds so charming. I'm glad you are writing those down. Scrapbooking inspiration for sure.

hsmomma5 said...

She sounds like a good match for my 9 year old boy. He is always saying funny things like that and he STRUTS when he walks. He's so funny. The other day he asked me for some "Dutch Tape"--which made me think at first he wanted Duct Tape, but alas he wanted Scotch Tape! Anything he says though, he says with such sincerity and innocence that it makes it THAT much funnier!

Gayle said...

What a little cutie! She looks like her Momma. My Julianna is 7, too and she comes up with some doozies that make us all laugh.
I thought the "mowlawner" was cute, too!

Marsha said...

LOL I was on the mowlawner last week! And I really need to use it again right now.

How precious to have these written down... even if you think you might remember them forever. :-)

Mother Hen said...

I'm so glad to hear you describe your daughter this way. One of the Pirates is just like her, Cannonball Jack has his own way of seeing things too. I'm so glad you're comfortable telling us how peculiar her thinking is. Cannonball is a real joy to discuss things with, and Oh so different. I know,KNOW if he were in government school they would want him to be on mind-numbing drugs. There's nothing wrong with these children. They're so intelligent, just a little different. Thanks Leanne, for letting me get to "know" your daughter a little, through your post.

EEEEMommy said...

I love it!!! She sounds like a doll! :)