Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Conversations with Karis

Last week my girls went with their Grandma Robin and Grandpa Bill to a festival of lights benefiting Make a Wish Foundation.

Grandma was explaining to Karis that the money went to Make a Wish to help children.

Karis, being Karis, wanted to know all about it.

Grandma told her that the children were very, very sick and Make a Wish asked them what their very favorite wish was and made it come true.

There was silence in the back seat as Karis thought about this.


"Yes Karis?"

"I have the sniffles."

While she may be disappointed, I'm glad this does not qualify her to be a recipient of Make a Wish! :-)

On Christmas morning Karis was the first one up.

She crawled into bed with me, confessing that she had peeked at the presents under the tree.

We managed to suppress the excitement a bit as we waited for Gabi to wake up.

In the midst of the silence, Karis asked a question.

"Mom, was your name Rebecca Joy Swanson before you married Daddy?"

"Yes." (Where was this coming from?)

"Why did you change it?"

"Because I married your daddy." I mumbled. "I took his name."

"So....if I marry Owen my name would be Karis Faith Bair?"

"Ummmm..... yes..." (Why do these conversations have to be so early?)

"I don't think I like it."

"But you would really be Care Bear, then."

"No, I like Rankin."

"Ok, well you don't have to marry Owen."

I just wanted to snuggle down for a bit more, but the door swung open.

"Morning.... " Gabi said in a sleepy voice as she joined us in bed.

"Let's go open our presents." Karis bounced around, irritating her little sister.

Gabi, who had seen our completely bare tree the night before turned to her sister and said,

"There are no presents, Karis."

Which sounded an awful lot like "be quiet and let me wake up," to me. :-)

Her tune changed when her sister informed her that the state of the tree had changed overnight.

Christmas was great for us.

I'm exhausted, want to take a nap, and probably will, but we had such a good time.

Pictures will follow.

PS, later that day, Karis didn't seem nearly as opposed to having the last name Bair.

Watch out Owen!


The Roli Poli's said...

Wow the things that come out of little kids mouth! your morning sounded alot like ours... one jumping kid trying to wake everyone else up. looking forward to seeing pictures!

Teresa :-) said...

That is awesome!! If it comes down to the last name issue, I'm sure we could convince Owen to become a Rankin...:-)

MommaMindy said...

I was wondering how long it would take for his little name to come up again! :)