My Katie just turned eight in January of 2011…..she is the third in line of my four children….she has three brothers. From the time she was about two and a half until about six she wanted to be a mermaid….she really believed that someday it would be possible….I would just tell her that she could be anything that she wanted to be……as long as she worked hard and tried her best. I knew she would eventually figure it out….that being a mermaid was not a possibility…..well even though she’s not going to grow sea-legs someday….she loves the beach, the water, the sand, finding spider crabs, playing with seaweed and swimming in the water……the quote below was written by her when she was about five years old…..
“I wish to be a girl by the sea. I know what I want to be: a mermaid.”
Katie’s second grade teacher, Mrs. Trelfa, gave her the name “Katie-Burrito”. Katie, however, changed the spelling to “Katie-Borreato”. Katie actually sings a burrito song….and did so for her class this past year….and two other second grade classes. I am pretty sure that the song is heard on a television show….but I am not sure which one. Here’s the Katie-Borreato song…..
“I am Katie-Borreato. I ate a borreato…..yum, yum, yum. With plenty of cheese and plenty of beans..yum, yum, yummy, yum.”
Mrs. Trelfa also called her “itchy burrito” for about a month….because she was covered head to toe with poison ivy…..but that obviously went away…..now she is just “Katie-Borreato” again.
February 14, 2010-“Live, live. Have fun. Be yourself. Happy Valentine’s Day Mom and Dad!”
February 15, 2010-“Good times Good times. Have fun. Live your life. Make it good.”
October 9, 2010- “Mac and cheese makes me smile”.
April, 3, 2011- “Be a great person in life.”