Summer is one happy-go-lucky 4-year-old. She always has a smile ready.
I think her love language will forever be touch. She just has to be touching someone all.the.time.
She absolutely cracks me up. One thing I love about her is that she doesn't take herself too seriously. If she does something silly, she's the first one to laugh about it. The other day she got her hand stuck in the cup holder in our van. When I got it out, she laughed and said, "WHEW! That was awkward!"
She's very articulate for someone her age. Her animated expressions take our conversations to a whole new level too. One day when I gave her some cranberry juice to drink, she said in a very serious tone, "Mom. I drank some of this red juice and my spit thinks it's yucky!"
A friend recently told me that Summer has such a creative mind and if she channels it just right, she'll change the world. I sure hope so because right now she's just...crafty. In the past month I've purchased 2 pairs of shoes for her that Summer claimed fit "perfectly" in the store but were suddenly too small once we got them home. So when I bought her ballet slippers I told her that it was really important that they fit properly. Our conversation this morning before dance class went something like this:
Summer: Do you remember when you said that I'd better not say my shoes don't fit?
Me: .... Yes.
Summer: Well, I'm not going to say that.
Me: Are you trying to tell me that your shoes are too small?
Summer: .... Um.... I'm not allowed to say that.
Her dance class features ballet, tap, and creative movement. She LOVES it. She's always loved music and-- maybe it's too soon to tell-- but I think dance is just her thing.
Her flair for the dramatic certainly helps. There's a neighbor boy who still thinks Summer's name is Elsa because she insisted for so long that he call her that.
People of all ages are drawn to Summer. She just radiates joy. If I could be anyone for a day, it would be her. You may not know it, but this is actually Summer's world and we're all just visiting. Love that girl!