Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We should've named her Maria

I knew this child had PERSONALITY  before I ever met her. Our first days together only confirmed  the fact that she had STRONG OPINIONS  concerning important and not so important matters.

I thought about it from the start that her charming little nickname rhymed with sassy. I hoped that she would be so gentle and mild that no one would even think of using her name and that rhyming word in the same sentence.

That was a cute thought.

Her PERSONALITY and STYLE have only become more peculiar with each passing day.
Recently we have been having clothing disagreements. She is just 3 years old.

Life without Cassie would be incredibly boring.

I truly adore the spice that she brings to our family.

It seems to me that Maria and Cassie would be soulmates.

When I'm with her I'm confused
Out of focus and bemused
And I never know exactly where I am
Unpredictable as weather
She's as flighty as a feather
She's a darling! She's a demon! She's a lamb!
She'd outpester any pest
Drive a hornet from its nest
She could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl
She is gentle! She is wild!
She's a riddle! She's a child!
She's a headache! She's an angel!
She's a girl!

How do you solve a problem like Maria  Cassie?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria Cassie?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand
Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria Cassie?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

I sense the roller coaster ride is just beginning with this girl.

I'm fastening my seat belt.


  1. Ha! We have one of those! She was incredibly shy as a 2-4 year old, but has emerged as a wildly fun-filled sweetie who leads the pack everywhere she goes! I understand her cause her temperament is most like mine, but I still throw up my hands and plead to God for help to know how to keep a close connection with her! These girls are going to get a LOT done in life!
    Wendy W.