Barefootin' Mama in the Middle of Nowhere

From The Mouths of Babes

LEvynn and Emmet are  growing up so fast I swear I can see them grow inches in front of my eyes.  Levynn is talking SO much lately… and most of it we can understand.  Sometimes it’s just a string of complete gibberish… but the way she looks very intently at me while she says it makes me realize that she knows exactly what she is trying to tell me… even though I haven’t the slightest clue.  I know people who don’t have kids (and even those who do) get tired of hearing people talk about how amazing their children are so I won’t tell you that about mine… BUT I will take this time to tell you how hilarious my daughter is… trust me… she’s funny!

Setting: In Ternes Implements in Maple Creek picking up an oil filter for Paul’s tractor.  It’s nap time and Levynn has just watched Mommy and Emmet get needles… she wants to go HOME… there is a poster on the front of the desk that I am waiting for help at.

Levynn (impatiently stomping her feet): I need that. I need that. I need that. I need that.  (I am guilty of the same thing all mothers are occasionally guilty of…. tuning her out). I NEED THAT!!!! I NEED THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me: *sigh* Levynn… what do you need honey?

Levynn: (calm as a cucumber)… I need that combine. (she points at a poster of a combine… the man behind the counter starts to chuckle… he grabs her a sales booklet of combines and she sits down on the floor and begins to read it)


Setting: At the top of the basement stairs.  It is just after supper and our Australian hired man whom Levynn has fallen in love with has just gone downstairs to wash up.

Levynn: Get up here. Get up here. Evan. Evan. EVAN GET UP HERE!!!!!!!!

Evan: *chuckling…* I’m comin’


Setting: The garage.. Auntie Laura went on a camping trip and went wakeboarding and had a decent wipe-out… she has a sore shoulder that she has been whining about all morning.

Laura: OW! (after lifting something heavy)

LEvynn: Happened? Happened? What happened Auntie? You okay?

Laura: yeah, auntie just has a sore shoulder

Levynn: Don’t cry auntie


Setting: The kitchen… yesterday morning.. Levynn has just gotten out of bed and she is carrying the new stuffed fawn that Emmet got for a baby present.

Me: Wow… good morning Levy… you have Emmet’s deer… he’s nice…

Levynn: Yeah

Me: What’s your deer’s name?

Levynn: John Deer(e)

Me: haha… oh really?

Levynn: This is John Deer mama….. this is John Deer…. (giving him a big hug and kiss)… Ugh!! I love you John Deer… Silly John Deer.


She’s priceless… and makes me smile a thousand times a day!!


2 responses

  1. Jen

    John Deer had me cracking up! Your girl sounds like she is going to keep you on your toes!

    August 20, 2010 at 9:50 PM

  2. Jessie

    I agree! I love the John Deere one! I’m going to tell my Dad that little story, he will be glad a new generation is growing up right… hehe

    August 21, 2010 at 8:39 AM

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