This girl has been the cause of many giggles, proud moments, and exasperated ones, and lots of heart-tugging thoughts. She is in the stage of asking questions about everything. “Why” questions. I know, this is a stage most kids go through at about the age of four. But for Selah, it’s seven. Which also means some of the questions are harder than your average 4 year old would ask. She is incredibly impressionable right now too, and takes every word that is said literally and seriously.
Last night, daddy brought us home some piping hot fries for a treat. He said to me that he knew the fries would steal my heart. Later on, he encountered Selah, sitting bolt upright in her bed, eyes wide, looking a little flummoxed.
“Daddy?” she says in her tiny little high pitched voice, “is it true that french fries will steal your heart?!” Poor girl was terrified her heart was going to be missing the next morning.
Lately she’s had an obsession with the word “illegal.” She doesn’t totally understand what the word means, but she gets the gist of it. I have been asked all manner of questions about which things are or are not “illegal.” We were learning about columbines last week. (And as a side note, you should know that Selah absolutely loves flowers and gardening of any sort.) I mentioned that it is illegal to pick them in the wild. A few minutes later, a crushed looking Selah dissolved into tears in my lap. When I finally got her to tell me what was wrong, she said, “I don’t wanna go near any wild columbines anymore! They’re illegal!”