Because for the last few months, my child (only 4, you understand) has been writing letters and messages almost non-stop. Can we just say OBSESSED? She's going nuts with writing and typing, and as a result, Marc and I are blown away with what she's able to spell and write on her own without help at this point. (and we still have an entire year before kindergarten..) I'm starting to see something with language skills or communication in her future career path...
It started out quite simple this summer-- "That is funny Mommy." "That looks good Daddy."
Next she wanted to write letters to people. Before our beach trip with her cousins, she wrote them this one:
"Dear Trevor and Tyson, I want to build a sandcastle with you. Love, Caroline"
But now it's all about wanting to type out messages! We have to limit her "screen" time because if we didn't, this girl would sit and type words and messages ALL day!
So I thought some of you might get a kick out of reading a few emails she sent this month to her best bud, Leah. (Usually I let her type them out by herself while I walk on the treadmill, and it's amusing to when I'm done to see what thoughts have come out of her head and onto the screen!
Dear Leah, my Nick name is CC.
Can you come over here? the Sun is out.
I am Laughing? do you Think I am good?
im Doing Finger Painting
I am happy today
Can you and Susu and paul Come here bring your toy out
I love you
How are you at the beach
I so miss you
Can you make me something there for me and my friend lucy
Are you having a fun time at the beach
We just got home from south Carolina
Did you know it maybe we will go on a date maybe mommy will say yes
We are at our house
I love you
you are good
im happy :) (yes, she does smiley faces on her own...)
lily is having a baby brother I
think lily is having a baby today
I think nicci is having a baby today I love that
can you can you go on a walk with me and mommy on a walk on moday night I can do that
my mother said that I can do that
im typing caroline has loved you all the time and all day
Dear leah, my favorite color is light purple.
I love you.
I love Susu too.
We are at are house.
You are good
I am doing fine.
how about you? I miss you at the beach win will you come to your house
come over to are house. Dive home safely ok
mommy is watching a show and working out
love your friend caroline
Caroline is THRILLED when she gets a message back from her friend, Leah!
My pink dolphin and my bunny are going to bed with me.
My scooby books are in a suitcase.
I love you Caroline.
Good night Caroline.
This is the most recent email (and longest yet)... I love the Home Depot comment! (can you tell we just did a kitchen remodel??) :)
dear leah I love you this much did you make me something there we are at are house :) you :) me how are you you are good I miss you i have a message saveing do you want it I love you so much and I love Susu this much too isn’t it so funny or not so funny hows lucy doing do you love
her I love her I love home depot don’t you too I am laughing about that are you too doing that too can I play at your house I want to do something with you at your house can you and me do that when you get home from the beach I want to will you let me and mommy do it after dinner I want to do that ok leah do you want me I want you love caroline
I've got one sweet and smart little gal. And she's got alot to say.