precious moments : miss Bee

Bee has an inquiring mind and has very good analytical skills.  Sometime I forget she's a big 4 1/2 year old kid !  I find myself most days still talk "simple language" to her :-/  It's hard to change it up as I do have a toddler too.  Bee and I talk often, on our walk home from preschool, when we're getting ready for bed, during dinner, after dinner, while we play games, in the car, at the mall, while she's on the loo, at the playground, on the train, pretty much every where !  Here are some exchanges between Bee and I:

Bee:  Why there are holes in the ground mama ?
Me:  It's to stop the water from forming on the ground !
Bee (paused and examining the "hole"):  I think it's to stop flooding !  so there's no water on the street !

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Bee:  There're so many cars on the street (she pointed out as we were inside a restaurant overlooking a busy street)
Me:  They look like a long winding train right ?
Bee:  No it's not !  I think this is called Traffic !  When there're too many cars on the street it's called Traffic you know ?

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Bee:  I can speak chinese mama ! "sheh xay xi xao" !
Me:  That's not chinese !
Bee:  Yes it is, you sounds like that when you talk to grandma.
Me:  We speak VIETNAMESE, not chinese honey !

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Bee:  I like lying mommy !
Me:  Why ?  lying isn't nice honey.  What if mommy lie and tell you we're going somewhere but we're not ?  that doesn't make you feel good right ?
Bee:  No I don't like that.  But but I lied to you a long time ago. When daddy asked who let me down the stairs and I told him you did, but you DIDN'T.  I like joking like that.  But I like the sound of the word "lying"

We spend the whole evening discussing this topic with her !!!  She settled with "joking" as "lying hurts people".  Joking is intended to make someone laugh.  But both are not the "truth"....It's hard to explain as she can't fathom the full meaning, but we did anyways, We hope she understood it, even just a bit !

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While driving to grocery store, Bee asked "how many money until we can go on vacation ?"
Hubby:  We need to save up X dollars !  
Bee (frustrated): "THEN WHY ARE WE GOING SHOPPING ? We're giving our money away!!!!"

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Bee really likes to pray for dinner.  She would take time to pray for "Jesus keep everyone healthy, and strong".  Yesterday, she over heard us talking about the fire at Port of Vancouver, so during dinner, she spent so much time praying for the fire fighters, the fire, the smoke, the water to stop the fire !!!  we were so hungry but her prayer was thoughtful so we sat through it until the very end.  

Nowadays, while I make dinner, Bee would ask to help me by setting up the table.  She would bring out the mat, chopsticks, forks, spoons, and I would give her bowls to set on each mat.  She's so helpful !  I like the additional help a lot.  I can't wait to cook together with her.