June 21, 2009

on my sister, the therapist...

I was going through an old journal a few days ago, and came across this conversation with one of my sisters, then four-years-old. It totally made me giggle. Nikki has always seemed very grown-up for her age, but I remember this conversation really standing out to me because it seriously felt like a therapy session. With a tiny nugget of a child as my therapist. (This conversation was also following a break-up, which I was slightly bitter about. For the record.)

Originally posted six years ago:

Nikki (sighing quite wistfully): Kerri, what do you believe in?
me (wondering how a four-year-old has such deep thoughts): Um...I don't know.
Nikki: What do you believe in?
me: God. And love. What do you believe in, Nikki?
Nikki: What else do you believe in?
me: Er...okay, well, I don't know. What about you?
Nikki: I believe in getting a new swing-set.
me: Oh, okay. That's nice.
Nikki (another wistful sigh): Kerri, who do you love?
me (wondering where all the insight is coming from): Well, I love God.
Nikki: And your family, you love your family.
me: Yes, I love all of my family, of course.
Nikki: And you love Jason.
me: Eh...no, I don't love Jason.
Nikki (quite appalled): But you must love Jason, because he loves you!
me (slightly bitter): Nikki, actually, Jason is quite not in love with me.
Nikki: No. He loves you. I can tell.
me: How could you tell that he loves me, Nikki?
Nikki: I just do.
me: Oh.
Nikki: And Jesus told me.

17 comments :

  1. This is the sweetest. :)

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  2. Aww, so cute! My little sister is only two years younger than me, but the conversations we sometimes have amaze me to no end.

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  3. Hahaaaaaa, so cute! :)

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  4. Awww.. that is adorable! It's so nice that you have this conversation written down.

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  5. Gah! That is why I adore four year olds.

    So, who's Jason?

    Oh, and you should mosey on over to http://www.dailymakeover.com/makeover/virtualMakeover and try on different hair colors... not that I don't love your blonde, but am dying to see you brunette...

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  6. That is so gorgeous. YOu should make a book out of her sayings (how old is she now though... might be embarrassing..)
    That's pretty cute though. I lmao'd.

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  7. Haha, loves it :) I love coming across old things like this, memories aren't always remembered and it'd be so sad not to remember something as sweet as this :)

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  8. Thats so precious. And such a creative way of Gods speech. I love when people, even little kids, question you and really make you think. =D

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  9. Oh my gosh, that is so adorable. I should have written down the sweet things my niece said to me.

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  10. AAHH!! This is the best! Quite the intuition, eh?

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  11. lol! That is so adorable.

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  12. that's so adorable.
    i found my old journals the other day at my parents house; i have a feeling i'll be sharing a few of my random thoughts and entries with the blog land because they are rather funny.

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  13. That is so cute. Makes me wish I could be a kid again.

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  14. So wise in such young age, I was never evemn like that

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  15. so cute! he he he Esp the last line "Jesus told me" :)

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