If you've ever been the parent of a toddler, you may recognize the title of this post. It's how my son sang Where is Thumbkin when he first learned it. I also remember him trying desperately to push himself headfirst into an edition of Country Living.
It was open to a two-page spread of model trains - he even had his engineer's cap at the ready, "I geh ih nair, I wan geh in air." He repeated it over and over. I found it so amusing that I video-taped it - every Christmas we all laugh together at his antics.
I used to write something down about each child everyday - something cute, funny or mischievous or even downright frustrating. Occasionally, I pull out the journals and leaf through them, reading aloud the little gems from their childhoods. The kids get a good laugh and can't believe how funny they were at Ellie's age, "when all the world was new."
I'd better start doing it again so Ellie, too, can one day enjoy looking back and seeing how far she has come.