Okay, this year went way too fast. I am full of not-believing that this little girl is SEVEN today.
Grade 1, new friends, and new interests have introduced scores of interesting ideas into Kitara’s mind. And oftentimes, she says what’s on that little mind of hers. Then, I whip out my phone and jot them down for posterity.
Here’s another collection of highlight quotes from Kitara during the past year . . .
Quoth Kitara: BUMMM? They said bum on the radio. Bum. ? Bum , bum, bum! ?
Quoth Kitara: Ugh! It’s soaking hot in here!
Quoth Kitara: *lays out some cardboard* This is my yoga mat. I’m doing the backwards bear pose. *lies on her back and grabs her feet*
Quoth Bud: You know my friend, Tyson?
Kitara: Yeah. To me, he’s also half-goofball . . .
Quoth Kairi: Kitara, do you want to be a superhero? I wanna be able to fly and have super vision!
Kitara: Yeah! I wanna be a superhero, too! My superpowers will be sharing and caring!
Quoth Nome: *spills some iced tea* Damn it!
Kitara: (from the other room) Damn it what?
Quoth Kitara: I love California. I love California ’cause that’s where goats go surfing!
Quoth Megs: Kitara! We heard you on the radio!
Kitara: *casually waving Megs off* Oh yeah, I do commercials.
Quoth Kitara: Sometimes when I’m scared, I drool!
Quoth Kitara: (looking at my Rifflandia photos) I’m sorry there were coloured lights there, Papa. *puts her head on my shoulder* (a true concert photographer’s kid, who gets that the performers should be lit with WHITE LIGHT)
Quoth Kitara: Papa? Next time you give away the Summer Civic, you should fill it with tiny hairless cats.
Quoth Kitara: (after Nome got a sliver out of Kairi’s toe) Mama’s the sliver whisperer. Because she whisps it away!
Quoth Kitara: Do you want to hear the new song I learned today? ? “Turkey in the barnyard, don’t you run away. Please come for dinner on Thanksgiving day!” ? . . . so they can CHOP HIS HEAD OFF!
Quoth Kitara: Take off your socks. AND ROLL UP YOUR PANT SLEEVES!
Quoth Bud: You were born on a Monday. That makes you “fair of face.”
Kitara: (quietly, to herself) Yesss!
Quoth Kitara: (in a small, crackly voice) Do you know what would be the best Christmas present? If, on Christmas, morning you opened up a small empty box and it was filled with magic you could sprinkle on everyone so they’d care for the earth!
Quoth Kitara: ? This year, to save me from tears— ? *stops short and grins at me guiltily as I stare at her, mouth agape*
Quoth Kitara: Whoa. Your back is scratched up something fierce, Papa. Just so you know . . .
Quoth Kitara: (after she completes a video game combo attack) I did it! I can do a total whackdown now!
Quoth Kitara: *emerging her room completely naked, proudly holding her wooden sword and shield* I’m Sir Nakedness!
Quoth Kitara: Papa . . . Pop Stino from your work says “Hi.” He was at the Royals game. Guess how many scores we got? *holds up fingers* Four . . . plus four. But, we still felt bad for the other team ’cause they didn’t get any scores. Guess what? I got to go on the ice with Kairi and Isla and another Spark! We got to give drinks to the three stars! AND . . . I got to give Marty TWO high fives!
Quoth Kitara: See that pool noodle? I did the caber with it. From the Highland Games!
Kitara: My friend has eleven cavities. Womp womp wommmp.
Quoth Kitara: It’s extra special when somebody else makes your tea because there’s love in it!
Quoth Kitara: Is it February today?
Bud: Yes, it’s February first!
Kitara: Oh! So tomorrow’s Gopher Day!
Bud: Groundhog Day, hun.
Kitara: Groundhog Day.
Quoth Kitara: I’ll do anything! I’ll wash the dishes, I’ll wash the clothes, I’ll do ANYTHING if you’ll give me a STICKER!
Quoth Kairi: My Papa sleeps naked!
Kitara: My Papa sleeps naked, too. He wears underwear on his little bum.
Quoth Kitara: Um, Papa? How busy is my Monday?
Bud: Looks clear to me.
Kitara: Okay. ’cause . . . I have some Ninja go training to do. Aaannnd, Cole is taking me out for dinner Tuesday, so . . . This event has notifications.
Quoth Kitara: (as Bud runs some water) Papa, don’t let the water run. Do you want me to turn into a drip and tell you all about it?
Quoth Bud: You got Lucky Charms??!?
Kitara: Yeah! *quietly* And I’m YOUR little Lucky Charm!
Quoth Kitara: Before I play piano, I need to go pee.
Kitara: I got what you said, but it’s still not funny.
Quoth Kitara: (to herself) ? I can split the atom of a molecule, of a molecule, a molecule . . . ?
Quoth Kitara: I guess I’ll never be able to pull up that weed.
Bud: Well, never say never.
Kitara: Uh huh. You just said “never” two times.
Quoth Kitara: Papa? My bad dream was such a long bad dream that it had commercials in it. And YOU were in one of the commercials!
Quoth Kitara: *whispering in my ear* Do you want to hear a story? Once upon a time, there was a cat who chewed a stick. The end. Almost. I love you. The end.
Love you too, little pixel. Happy seventh birthday.
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p.s. – the upper-right photo from Kitara – year five was the day of her first haircut. It’s still the only haircut she’s had in her life.