And then there's Neela.... :) Well, she's normally the one that keeps me laughing. Never really intentionally. She doesn't really tell jokes or try to entertain, it's more of just a delightful experience watching how she handles life and processes things around her. I can pretty much guarantee if you are around her for more than a few minutes, she'll say or do something absolutely and completely random.
For this post, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite things she's said in the past few weeks. I've been keeping a running list of the gems that's come out of her mouth. Enjoy :)
Seth: "Guys, I was thinking. I can't wait until I have grandbabies! That's going to be so much fun."
Neela: "Ugh... I'm adopting teenagers when I'm a grown up. Kids are too much work. Trust me I know. I'm a kid, and I'm A LOTTA work."
*Titus accidentally runs into Neela and knocks her over*
Seth: "Titus, buddy. I know that was an accident, but you need to apologize to your sister."
Titus: "I'm sorry Neela."
Seth: "Neela, what do we say when someone says I'm sorry?"
Neela: *turning to Titus*: "You're welcome."
Seth: "Neela. Your hands are sticky... so are your arms.... and your face.... and your hair. Seriously, kid how are you always so sticky."
Neela *pauses*: "Well... ever since kindergarten, I've become sticky as a predatory defense."
Neela: "I've decided when I grow up, I'm gonna get married."
Seth: "Oh really? Well, that's great!"
Neela: "Yeah, I don't want it to be too much work to find a husband though. I'm just gonna move to Africa and marry the first man I meet."
Seth: "Neela, will you rub my back? It really hurts and you are so good at it."
*Starts to rub dad's back*
Seth: "How are you good at rubbing backs?"
Neela: "At school I trade back massages for 'Bee Bucks' with the substitute teachers."
On a family walk
Neela: "I'm so excited."
Neela: My favorite holiday is coming up."
Seth: "Oh really. What is it?"
Neela: "Well, I'll give you a hint. It comes after Halloween and Thanksgiving."
Seth: "Hhhmmmm.... I wonder what it is?"
Neela: "Duh dad. It's Winter. That's my favorite holiday."
Neela: "Dad, you are getting so chunky. You need to go on a diet."
Seth: "Well, actually I am on a diet. That why I've been eating a lot healthier lately."
Neela: "Ugh... If I ever get chunky, I'm never gonna go on a diet. I will just be chunky or be dead."
On the way to school one morning
Neela: Dad. I've decided to retire from second grade."
Neela: "Dad, when I grow up. I'm gonna find and tame a dragon. I'm gonna name him... *pauses* .... Gilbert."
Neela: "I'm easy to make happy. Just give me 'aminals' and feed me candy."
Neela: "I've decided. After my last day of middle school instead of walking home, I'm walking to Africa. I need to live there soon, because I need 20 dogs."
Neela is sitting on the couch petting our dog, Douglas.
Neela: "Douglas and me have so many things in common, but we have one major thing in common."
Seth: "What's that?"
Neela: "We both got nice rumps."
I see Stevie and Neela's bedroom light on way after bedtime. I walk into their room to find Stevie asleep in her bed, but Neela on the floor in her underwear, laying on her back and licking her legs.
Seth: "Neela! What are you doing?!?"
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,