Current age: Just shy of 5
Current Interests: Fashion, "playing orphans" with Tutu, being read The Little House on the Prairie series, talking about possible themes for her 5th birthday party (so far she has come up with a blueberry theme, clown theme and a Marilyn Monroe theme), playing outside and getting dirty, jokes and silliness, sewing and drawing, peeling and cutting vegetables as a sous chef to whomever is making dinner, hearing us tell stories about our family, making other people laugh, and playing with Orion.
Some recent gems...
Gigi sits down in the new little rocking chair...
Orion: Ooooo, can I sit?
Gigi: You got to do phone book this morning, and I didn't. So I'm going to sit because you're not the center of the world.
Gigi, cleaning up the magnatiles in our bedroom...
Gigi: I'm cleaning up right now. My heart doesn't want to but I am.
Talking about what people have said our family members look like...
Gigi: Well, if Papai is President Obama, then I am a nun.
Me: What? I don't understand the connection.
Gigi: Remember, President Obama has two daughters and they are nuns?
Me: Are you thinking about Galileo?
Gigi: Oh, yes! It's Galileo!
Me: And so and so is having a birthday party. She is turning 5.
Gigi: Wait. She's bigger than me? I thought I was bigger than her. Then why was she kicking and hitting my chair on Sunday? She knows better.
Chatting in the kitchen...
Gigi: I'm too little to be in love with someone or have a girlfriend or boyfriend!
Gigi: Mom, I thought Bruno Mars got shot while he was doing his talk.
Me: I think you mean Martin Luther King Junior.
Gigi: Oh yeah! Did some people not like that he said the color of your skin doesn't matter, but only your character? Were they acting like teenagers?
At the dinner table...
Gigi: I better eat my food because I know Papai wants to go [to FHE at our friends' house] and it's illegal for an adult to leave a child all alone at home, right?
Gigi singing to herself, about the existential question that she grapples with the most...
Gigi: And they all joined hands and tried to go to Heaven because they thought Jesus could tell them how the dinosaurs died... how the dinosaurs died....
She is the funniest little character! Thanks for the laughs. So glad you're documenting her life in this way. What a treasure it will be to read back on these things xx
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