Boo boo vs elbow

I enjoy teaching my little girl everything, even things that I shouldn’t. Though I don’t teach her everything that I shouldn’t; just like the other day she learned to blow bubbles in her milk without my help. Oh yeah, I did NOT teach her this, she learned this on her own. (She’ll be three in a few weeks.) Last night she woke up crying; she had gotten too hot. I had put her into some cooler clothes and re-arranged her blankets on her bed; they had gotten bundled up from her wiggling.

In the meantime she was lying in my bed…for a short time. I wanted to confirm she didn’t have a fever and had gotten sick again. Nothing worse than being in your room while your child is sick and throwing up in her room.

She began babbling away at me, so I rolled over to check her forehead again; it was cooler than it was earlier. She ran her hand down my arm, to my elbow and said, “Boo boo?” I said quietly, “No, that’s my elbow.” (boo boo is one of the first words she’s learned from falling and getting a scratch on her leg. I told her it was a boo boo, so now everything is a boo boo.) She and I both repeated the word a few times, pointing to her elbow. She then brought her legs up, putting her hands on her knees and says, “Elbows!” I laugh and say, “No, silly girl, those are your knees.” She repeats after me. Then I point to her elbows and say elbows and then the same to her knees.

It’s great to see the expression on her face when she’s learning something new. She smiles and her eyes light up. Children are God’s greatest gifts.

4 thoughts on “Boo boo vs elbow

  1. A Mother Far from Home

    How sweet! My daughter loves saying “boo boo” too! And I agree about them being sick in their room with you in your room. It’s horrible and makes you (makes me, rather) want to spend the night on their floor until I know they’re okay!

    1. jennnadams Post author

      Awe! Maybe saying boo boo is a toddler thing lol! Yes, when my daughter is sick I’m never far away…just in case she needs me. She’s mostly lying on one couch while I sit on the other or lying in bed with me.

  2. Point of Sale Technology

    First off I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick
    question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Many thanks!

    1. jennnadams Post author

      Firstly, thank you for reading my blog. Secondly, I usually have quite a busy morning before I sit down at the computer and write. I usually start off with piece and quiet. If I can’t find a quiet place, then I put on my MP3 player and listen to some music of my choice..something that’ll help me get into the mood to write. I start to read a few blogs or open up an unfinished piece that I had started to work on and re-read it. Sometimes reading a book or taking a walk while listening to music helps. Hope that I helped you in some way. Have a blessed week! Thanks for stopping by.


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