Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stellar Kate Kwote

This one was so extremely classic that it deserved it's own post. A little history so you'll undertand the photos. When our friends, the Metheny's, came to visit not too long ago, I told Kate that we were going to let them have her room and she was going to share with Jake. At first she thought this seemed unfair. Why couldn't she stay in her room WITH Gwen, Annie and Jeri! (If you've ever seen Kate's room, you'd understand that 2 bodies is tight-- 3 bodies is really pushing it)
So, to ease her pain, I told her that I'd leave a surprise by her bed that she would find in the morning ONLY if she went to sleep in her brother's room gracefully. I think it was the best idea I've ever had. It worked like a charm. Well, since then, Kate has been leaving surprises on our nightstands. She'll sneak out of her room after we've tucked her in, and place certain trinkets that she has specifically picked out for Joe and for me in our room. Sometimes it's a favorite doll or note that she has written. Well, on this night, I walked into our room to go to bed and found the jewels, etc... in the above picture on my side, and the flower and brush below, on Joe's side.

"Cute Kate," I thought, as I climbed into bed. I can almost taste the excitement in that little body as she sneeks into our room each night leaving her surprises. So, the next morning, I was awakened by little footsteps and a huge grin running into my room asking if we liked our gifts. She then proceeded to explain each one.
After finishing my side, she ran over to Joe's side and said,(Joe was long gone by now-- he leaves at 6AM for work every day) "See Mom? I left the red, beautiful flower for Daddy and the blue brush for his armpit hair."
It was so matter-of-fact I almost wet my pants, I was laughing so hard. Ohhh, that girl. She has never witnessed Joe brushing his armpit hair before, but maybe she thought he needed to start! I'm going to miss this stage when it's gone...

6 comments:

Toria said...

hilarious!!! I'm laughing too.
I also love how thoughtful and cute that nightstand treat idea is (for her and for you.)
So sweet!

Sue said...

Next thing she'll be giving him barrettes! (Hope she chooses small ones for him, or it could be uncomfortable...)

=)

Carrie said...

Love it!! Can't wait to tell Mike that one : )

Melissa Walton said...

Love it! I just love that age - so many cute things come out of their little minds.

Trisha said...

How thoughtful to leave a brush for the armpit hair. That is SO funny!

Tyler and Rachael said...

Absolutely laughing out loud!! Tyler was putting Abigail to bed when I was reading this post and when I told him about it he laughed out loud too.