Tuesday, November 14, 2006

So Cool

Do you ever come to the realization that your kids are so much cooler than you? And they're not even trying - but I guess that's mostly what makes them so cool. Sophia, for instance, is so carefree that she'll dance whenever there's a good beat to dance to. She doesn't look around to see who's watching her, she just hears the music and starts to sway, clap, and boogie. Mama's there taking pictures of her while she's doing it, who cares? We're in church and there are 100 people laughing at her while she shakes her booty, so what? I absolutely love this about kids.

It's other things, too, though. Not just the dancing. It's also the fact that when she's tired of something she'll announce, "All done." Whether it's that we're giving her too many kisses, playing a game that's getting too boring, or being held by someone she's a bit wary of - "All done." It's as simple as that. She doesn't even worry about awkwardness. SO cool.

The other day she just about broke my heart. My dad was over visiting and for some reason was eating later than the rest of us. He was on the couch with his plate in his lap when Sophia noticed him there and moseyed on over and climbed up on the couch next to him. She kept him company while he ate (pointing out all of the "apples"* on his plate and such) almost like she was doing it just to be nice. But she wasn't. She was doing it because she loves her Grandpa, and that's pretty cool, too. That's the kind of "cool" I hope she stays.

* On a side note, Sophia calls almost any piece of produce "apple". At first I thought she was so smart because she could point out the apples at the grocery store, but then we saw the oranges, and they were "apples", too, and yams - "apples", the list goes on.



Blogger realityjunkie said...

Her mommy and daddy are pretty cool to.

November 14, 2006 11:40 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

Sophia is the quintessential darling of coolness! How sweet with your dad...

November 14, 2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger The Chindo said...


apples are cool.

November 14, 2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

she doesn't even need shades.

November 14, 2006 5:30 PM  
Blogger coolskool said...

Yeah, our kids are way cooler that I ever was. PJ is a way better dancer and Deet, just cool, as cool can be.

November 14, 2006 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be fun observing Sophia's coolness in Monterey. I can hardly wait to see her on the beach being cool in her hat and shades. Love you--Abuela Donna

November 16, 2006 8:12 AM  

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