"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Important Thing

"Cuddle Bear! You forgot your un.derwear!"

Giggle giggle snort snort, the Cuddle Bear laughs at herself while she dresses after swim lessons. "I forgot my un.derwear, Mommy! That's so funny! You can't forget un.derwear!"

"Un.derwear is very important..."

Peanut suddenly stops waving her swim bag at people's heads, takes her face out from underneath the hand-dryer, and stares straight at me, hair sticking out in all directions 18 inches off her head.

"Mom. Underwear is NOT the most important thing. Having a FAMILY is the most important thing. Being with people who LOVE you is what's important. A MOM is the most important. Having a mom who takes care of you is the most important thing of all."

Well said, Peanut.

(Underwear is still important)


  1. Simply awesome! We feel the same way around here Peanut. Thanks for sharing this story!

  2. I'm not ashamed to admit that I just melted.

    What a wonderful gift!

  3. That made my heart sigh...profound from such a young one.

    Yes, I do agree with mommy though too...underwear is a good thing. I realized that when one of our kids drew a VERY acurate Eve in Bible class.

  4. AWwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is so cute!

    But, you know, underwear IS important.

  5. thats really sweet, peanut! but...like the others said...underwear IS important also!

  6. love you!! love your stories. you are doing an amazing job.