So, this year's progress is another post altogether...but this is a great Elise story!
Amelia, her 5 year old little sister, started kindergarten this year. Elise has been quick to jump in on all of Amelia's homework. Telling numbers, counting, reading, letters, etc, quick before Amelia can figure it out...
Amelia, being the dramatic emoticon that she is, started weeping theatrically one day and shrieked out "Elise is smarter than me!!! She knows everything and I know nothing!! I am not smart and I am worthless!!"
I, being the good mommy that I am, stepped in quickly, and said, "It doesn't have anything at all to do with being smart or not!! Elise has had 4 years of practice!!! You will get more practice and you will know everything too!!"
Elise leans in to Amelia, and smiles sweetly...and whispers, "No, Elise smart." Then pulls away and laughs riotously!!
Amelia sobs louder and with more woe-is-me flagellation....
I, of course, do the good mommy thing and reassure Amelia and reprimand Elise for making Amelia worry....but I gotta say, it was FUNNY!!! The words, the delivery, the timing, and effect...it was a spectacular dig!!!!