Thursday, August 21, 2008

Brotherly Love and other conversations with Mary Lyndsey


Mary Lyndsey is quite the talker. I wish I could record all my conversations with her because it would make for hours of entertainment when she gets older. But I never know when the next gem will come, so often I don't have a recorder ready. I guess the next best thing to remember them is to record them here.

Here's the latest installment of Conversations with Mary Lyndsey.

"Mom when I grow up I want to be what Spencer is when he grows up because I always want to be with him."

"Why do you want to be with your brother?"

"Because I love him so much. Maybe if he's a rock star, he will let me sing in his band."

"Maybe."

"But if he's a pirate or Superman, then I don't want to be what he is, because that would be too scary. If he's a pirate or Superman then I want to be what you are when you grow up."

"Don't you think I'm grown up now?

"No, I mean when you really grow up and move out of your house."

Later that same day...

"Mom, my friend said she had a dream there were monsters under her bed."
 
"Mary Lyndsey, you know there are no such thing as monsters. Besides there wouldn't be room under your bed for monsters. You have too many toys under your bed."

"Well Mom, there would be room for a little monster under there."

"Yeah, but you wouldn't be scared of a little monster would you?"

"No, you are right. I'd just step on him. Besides if there were a monster under my bed, I would just call out 'Spencer' and he would come running and save me from the monster. He would take his sword he got from Cinderella and use the sharp side and get that monster. And I would take my magic wand I got from Cinderella and make the monster go away. And if me and Spencer couldn't handle that monster together, then we'd just call 'Daddy' and he would come and defeat the monster for us because my daddy is the strongest ever." (Lots of spiritual application here guys...)

"You are right Mary Lyndsey."

Even later that day...

"Mom, can I have a penny to throw in the fountain to make a wish?"

"Yes."

"Can I have two pennies?"

"Why do you want two? You only get one wish in the fountain."

"I want to throw one in and make a wish for Spencer too." (side note... Spencer was at school.)

"OK, but no more than two... Did you make your wishes?"

"Yes, and you know what I wished for Spencer? I wished that he would never, ever, ever have any more seizures again."

Spencer was at school when all of these conversations happened.  Now if I could just get them to love each other this much when they are actually in the same room :-)


13 comments:

LAURIE said...

Priceless.

skoots1mom said...

how precious were these words?!
you're very smart to keep them treasured so you can look back at them

~~Devita~~ said...

ouw.. sooo sweet. you must be very grateful to have them. :D

stop by to my blog to give a comment about my first comic:

http://paintyourlife.blogspot.com/2008/08/just-like-dream.html

have a great day sis!!

Carol Davis said...

How did you keep from BAWLING when she told you her wish???? Ok...I am bawling for you! What a precious gal...

Darlene said...

This is so sweet! I love to hear these. Sounds like Mary Lyndsey is really missing her brother.
Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Blessings,
Darlene

Cathy said...

That is just the sweetest thing. And I agree with her in her little prayer.

Andrea said...

How sweet!

Peggy said...

Blessings Amy...You have two adorable gems there...their love is unique!
Love you last statement! I'm glad to see you record them here while they are fresh in your mind because you're right how wonderful to have to look back on! These conversations are so precious and as you remarked filled with spiritual applications (especially that one)! They are brave troopers and very special gifts from God! Treasure each moment! Capture them any way you can! I enjoy having a window into their lives! Thanks!

:(sorry I missed your midweek and your Faith Lifts, maybe later!

I'm with Mary Lyndsey on the penny wish!!!God bless them both!

Cheri said...

Yes so very sweet! And I feel your pain about them being nice to each other when in the same room. I'm praying that gets better with age! :)

Becoming Me said...

Ohhhh, that is precious!!!!!

Earthmommy said...

Oh my gosh this was so sweet! So glad you are recording them, I wish I'd done that when my older girls were little.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I wish I could keep a running cam of the kids too. This is so precious. I love how she knows in her heart that brother is there for her, monsters and all.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

oh, they are going to be so close when they're adults. It's a joy to see my older kids still loving each other (in their own peculiar ways!)