Sweetness from the mouth of a babe

On sunday, I took Abbie and Seamus on a picnic while Sean took Quinn fishing.

I love these times, because Abbie and I don’t get much time like that together. Even though Seamus can be a handful, if we are outside and he has a ball to toss, she and I can get some talkin’ done.

We needed to stop by the grocery store first and pick up some junky stuff to munch on during our outing. Something in the parking lot triggered her thoughts of her daddy and she started the following conversation:

Abbie: “I can’t wait to be married and have a husband one day.”
Me: “Oh yeah? Why?”
Abbie: “Because I will marry someone fun, like daddy. And I will kiss him everyday. And he will tickle me like daddy does… and I will beat him up like I beat daddy up… and we will laugh about it.”
Me: “As long as it’s someone like daddy and you are playing, you’ll be just fine.”
Abbie: “I know.”

I love her heart. And I love how she loves her daddy.

And I believe that if she finds someone like her daddy, she will be just fine. I’m thankful she has her standards set high.


  1. Becky Wolfe says:

    Very sweet – it just brought back a beautiful memory of when I was a very little girl, probably age 3 or 4 and I would ask my dad if I was still his girlfriend & he would say yes and he would ask me if he was still my boyfriend & i would say yes. A special memory from an age of innocence!

    And go figure, I married a man just like my dad in many ways! (special, loving and QUIRKY ways)

  2. Michelle-ozark crafter says:

    Oh how very, very sweet and wonderful!

  3. That is just sweet!

  4. High standards are what we hope our kids will have when dating AND marrying.

    I love the beat him up part because really that is what I want to do to Mr. Right on some days when he’s not listening and I’ve repeated myself for he umteenth time…

  5. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    Awww, didn’t that just melt your heart?? I bet he was proud when you told him that story. What a good daddy to leave such a good impression and high standards for his little girl.

  6. Karla,

    Just found your blog through Barb. I love this story. My daughter is a daddy’s girl, too. Sounds like our girls are blessed with wonderful dads.

    Enjoyed reading…I’ll be back.

  7. carrie*postma says:

    oh…that is just so SWEET!!!

  8. Sarah's In the Midst of It says:

    Karla, I feel so bad! You always leave me the nicest comments, and I haven’t commented here in ages–I’ve gotten to be a VERY bad blog reader/commenter lately! I’m sorry!!

    I read your guacamole comment today and had to come over and apologize–and I immediately remembered yoru fantastic profile picture. It has to be one of the best I’ve seen–if mine were that good, I’d paste it over my drivers license photo :)

    Anyway, thank you for faithfully leaving comments for me, despite my lousy blogging habits :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    How precious is that!

  10. Somehow I missed this very,very sweet story last week. I’m so glad that I scrolled down today and caught it. That Sweetums is one of a kind. How I wish I could give her a big hug right now (and one for everyone else.
    Love you loads,

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