Since I am still bogged down in hearsay evidence and don't have time for much original thought (and because I still owe stories about my remaining kids)- here is an entry regarding child #3. She is the younger of my twins, my youngest girl, nearly 8, sensitive, loves animals, a little OCD sometimes, and probably has the sweetest heart of all my children.
This exchange took place about 6 months ago....
Husband and I were sitting on the couch in the living room and the kids were brushing teeth and getting ready for bed. Child #3 came out of my bathroom and stopped for a minute on her way through the living room. There was a commercial on TV- something for facial cream of some sort. You know, the kind that says if you use it you will not have a wrinkle to be found and look just as amazing as the woman on tv. She looked at us and said, "you know those commercials, they always have some lady bragging about how great she looks because she has some special cream, and all they are is people bragging about themselves and how good they look".
So Husband looks at her and says, "you know, mama uses those special creams".
At that point Child #3 gives him ’the look’. You know, the one that says ’I don’t believe a word you say, you are full of it, and you are rightly crazy’. Then she said, "mama doesn’t use those creams. She is prettier than those ladies and beautiful enough anyway".
I gave her a high five and told her she was awesome. When she walked away I told Husband that she is definitely my kid, and at least someone in our house knows how awesome I really am.
It just doesn’t get much better than that.