"Mommy, can I...?"

Tempe, Arizona
June 19, 2016 7:23am CST
As I sit here preparing myself for the day..my youngest daughter wakes up. Still groggy, she walks into my room and lies herself across my bed. I look down at her and although she in 7 going on 8 yrs..she seems so small lying there. I haven't made plans for us today. It'll be a lazy Sunday for us, or so I thought! As she lies there gazing nonchalantly at the television, I notice that she is finally waking up, becoming more alert..adjusting to her surroundings and then the barrage comes...it comes so quickly that I am caught off guard. "Mommy, can I have some cereal for breakfast? "Sure" I tell her. "Mommy can I also have some apple juice after the cereal?" While I'm thinking if we even had any left...she continues. "Mommy, can I go swimming today?" Mommy, can I change the channel on the television and then eat in here with you today?" "Mommy can I, after swimming, get some ice cream...?" It goes on like this for about 10 minutes. My brain feels thick and heavy. I had stopped answering and was just in awe at her ability, versatility with these questions. Does she dream them up at night as she sleeps? And as my confusion lifts, I am grateful that she is here with me..throughout all my days, whether they are happy or sad ones. So, I try to remember the last question I answered..I tell her "Sure!" hoping that it would cover any of her questions. She seemed satisfied...because she smiled that lovely smile at me that makes the start of the day all the better. Do any of you Mylotters go through this with your little ones?
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
19 Jun 16
I don't as my children are all grown but I do remember when they were like that with question after question after question. It is all worth it though as it starts your day off normally.
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• Tempe, Arizona
19 Jun 16
Very true! I have four children ages ranging from 23yrs to 7 yrs. So most of mine are grown as well.
@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
19 Jun 16
@Stefanygray I used to live in Tempe also and my children went to Tempe High School.
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• Tempe, Arizona
19 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I love Tempe!! I have lived in Mesa and Scottsdale, but like Tempe the best. Are you close to Tempe and did you enjoy your time here?
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Yes, i went through that phase with our daughter too . Endless questions one after the other , once you answered one .
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• Tempe, Arizona
21 Jun 16
It's a bottomless pit of questions, but I love it!!!
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@Stefanygray Yes , it is indeed . And you are right we still love them doing it , because it's their one way of learning about things .
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• Philippines
20 Jun 16
Hahaha! You're baby is such an angel.
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• Tempe, Arizona
20 Jun 16
Thank you..she lights up my day..everyday!!! :)
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• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@Stefanygray Yes. I can see that.
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• United States
22 Jun 16
Ha ha how cute, enjoy it while it lasts. I have a 15 year old, and that conversations sounds a lot different....lol more like: mommy there's nothing to eat me: stop eating everything at one time mommy can you give me some money so I can go to...... yes enjoy it while it lasts....
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• Tempe, Arizona
22 Jun 16
LOL...THAT MESS IS TOO FUNNY!!!!
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
21 Jun 16
What a lovely description of your day's beginning.
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• Tempe, Arizona
21 Jun 16
@paigea Thank you so much.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
I remember having those days when i was young. I grew up in a farm where i only see a vast of land full of trees. No shopping malls, no park, seldom vehicles, no beach, etc. i spent most of my time at my mom's porch and sometimes my dad would come and join. Thats when i start talking like that while looking up at the sky.