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.


  1. This is the sweetest. :)

  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.

  3. Hahaaaaaa, so cute! :)

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

  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...

  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.

  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 :)

  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

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

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

  11. lol! That is so adorable.

  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.

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

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

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


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