Sometimes I get a little glimpse of one of my girl’s future and I am just astounded. Thursday was such a day. The girls and I went for our afternoon walk as usual. We took a little detour to the post office to mail a package.
When we were done, Ella grabbed the receipt. We continued on our walk, Ella trailing behind me. I looked back and she was holding the receipt up, pretending to read it and talking to herself. So cute! She was imitating Sean and I, checking the receipt for accuracy and to see how much money we had saved.
At that moment, I saw her in twenty years, graduating college as an accountant, a financial planner, or just being good with money. I knew she was going to be okay.
We continued walking and I heard her spitting. I turned and she was spitting on the stem of a leaf and smearing the spit on the receipt. (It’s gross, I know, but she likes to “write” with spit, or just spit in general.)
I told her to stop it because the leaf was dirty and spitting is disgusting. She continued, so I threatened to take away the leaf and receipt if she didn’t stop. She handed me the receipt and said, “When we home, I make smiley face.”
Turns out, she wasn’t imitating Sean or I, she was imitating the people at Costco who write smiley faces on our receipts when we exit. Have a nice day.