In an attempt to learn more about how this fascinating creature evolved into who she is today, I have painstakingly gone back through the pages of my journal.
Here are just a few of my findings:
She runs into our bedroom and sees one of her baby dolls. She grabs it and gleefully shouts,
"You found me!"
Me: "Remember, I have to cut your nails later."
Annie: "Don't say that. When you say that, it goes into my mind and I don't want to think about cutting my nails right now."
Out of the blue she says,"My mother in Africa had the chicken pox, a cold, and a broken leg. It was not a good day!"
She's talking on our bed and in her excitement she falls off and lands on her butt. She announces: "I simply rolled off the bed!"
I'm giving her a bath. David walks in, Annie reaches out her arms, they embrace then David leaves the bathroom.
Annie gets a serious look on her face.
Annie: "If I tell you this, don't tell it to Daddy."
Me: "Tell what?"
Annie: "Don't tell him I'm in love with him."
Me: "Why not?"
Annie: "Because if I'm in love with him, I'll have to marry him, and it's not possible."
Me: "What's not possible?"
Annie: "Never mind, let's not talk about it ever again."