"I have got to write these things down." I think that every time our precocious little girl comes up with a new phrase that astounds me and makes me smile... or laugh out loud. And then I don't write it down, and it gets lost and forgotten with a thousand other little quirks she blesses us with each day.
Today, I'm writing it down.
The scene: Sunday, noon, our kitchen
The task set before us: making chocolate-zucchini cake (more like brownie) for Thanksgiving at my parents' place
Kaiya was stirring the dry ingredients, and I was zapping two cups of the zucchini we had copiously grated and frozen in the summer.
Me: (fiddling with the microwave) I don't know what's going on with this zucchini, Kaiya. It's just taking forever to thaw.
Kaiya: Well, we'll just have to hope for the best.
Me: (stunned and bemused expression all over my face) Honestly, Kaiya where do you learn to say these things??
Just for the record, while Kaiya was stirring the wet and dry together, after many, many warnings about keeping the wooden spoon in the bowl, I turned my back for one second (to get the zucchini) and heard a distinct *splat.* I turned back to find a big blob of chocolate-zucchini batter in Kaiya's hair. I tried not to laugh. So did she. Let's just say she went to babi and dedo's house with slightly crunchy hair.