Thursday, January 25, 2007


A couple of recent memories that are giving me cause to smile:

Last week when we were visiting Jennifer and her new baby Sarah, we were all sitting around the kitchen table while the girls chased each other on their cars, and screamed, and laughed, and, well, Sophia might have let out a little pressure, if you know what I'm talking about. I was about to blame my husband, but then realized the sound came from across the room where Sophia stood taking care of one of Elaina's babies. Elaina, immediately, ran across the room to her friend, knelt down to get a really good look at the "noise maker" itself, and then, without hesitation, pointed at the middle of Sophia's bottom and said, "Toot!". Well done Elaina, we were wondering who the culprit was.


Yesterday, Isaac took Sophia down to visit her favorite beasts of burden, where she had a chance to witness, for the first time in her life, a horse having a bowel movement. "Horsie, poo-poo" she said while Isaac agreed with her statement. "Horsie, poo-poo. Horsie naughty," she said with a scowl. Isaac explained to her that it wasn't naughty, that he was a horse, and for him it's okay to go to the bathroom like that. I don't know if it was out of jealousy of the horse getting to be so free with his actions, or the fact that Sophia just didn't want her world to be turned upside down with news of such anarchy in the animal kingdom, but she started to scream. And cry. She eventually calmed down and wanted to talk about it again, obviously, because she expressed again how naughty the horsie was for pooping out in the open like that. Isaac, once again, tried to explain it to her, and once again, Sophia couldn't handle the information. She broke down in tears. Now when she wants to talk about it, we've learned to just say, "That was pretty ucky, huh?" She agrees.


Blogger Tater said...

Personally I agree with Sophia. Humans use the toilet for our poop, so should everyone and ever mammal. I don't want to walk down the street seeing a human poop out in the open as much as a dog, horse or anything. Poop is poop, and all poop should be created equally.

January 25, 2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

How cuuuuutttttiiieeeess!

January 25, 2007 4:53 PM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

what made you want to blame it on me, of all people?

January 25, 2007 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie I like reading your stories about Sophia, you write them so well!

January 26, 2007 2:24 PM  
Blogger witness2miracles said...

Hey Kates! great stories! I kind of stole your great idea of a count down and used it on my web page too, couldn't resist. You'll have to check it out. Congratulations by the way on being so close to reaching Vestation!

January 26, 2007 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the funniest horse story I've ever heard. It's really cute the way Sophia is so strong willed with her beliefs. I believe she'll really be challenging when she reaches her teens. Oh, boy--have you got your work cut out for you then. Love, Oma

January 28, 2007 3:35 PM  
Blogger Tater said...

I love her expression has she says "Horsie poo-poo." She is so serious and is saying it quietly like she's telling us a terrible secret.

January 29, 2007 8:51 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

You have to know that last night at Uncle and Aunti's with Annie and Dad and Uncle Bob and A. Jud, we all watched this over and over. It is just the cutest thing. And the other video too. Then we broke out Dan's Indiana Dan video and a good time was had by all!

January 30, 2007 7:38 AM  

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