Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Eliza (crying): Mama I am crying.
Me: I know sweetie, but there is no reason to cry
Eliza: But Mama these are real tears
Me: Are there other kinds of tears?
Eliza: Yes Mama (still crying). There are toy tears.
Me: What are "toy tears."
Eliza: Those are the tears that come when I really really really need a new toy.

Great. Eliza has invented a whole new emotion.


SpeasHill said...

Actually, this pastor sees a lot of emotional maturity in her comment! She realizes that not all hurts and needs are the same and some "needs" are more real than others. I often wish more adults understood such things! :)

Laraf123 said...

And as a teacher, I am very impressed with her ability to use language to express exactly what she is feeling. But, oh, what a funny exchange!

Barb said...

Definitely a very special and smart little girl.

Anonymous said...


what do you think is more important "gene" or "environment"?
Eliza spent half of her "early life" outside of mommy's womb where she had to go through all kinds of environmental stress but did that effect on her brain development? She got the smart "gene" from mama while some of the babies who are born "full term", really fat and healthy with no medical issue don't know about their world.


BusyLizzyMom said...

Love it. Did you buy her a new toy for her brilliance?

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Eliza did manage to score herself "Sally" from Cars, but did not need "toy tears" to get it :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne-

This is not really related to your post (sorry!), but I am curious if you have seen any of those UFO's over Manhattan? Don't think I would ever see any as I can rarely make it outside!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...


I have not seen a UFO over Manhattan or any other place I've been.