This is my nephew Micah. He is 4. He is one of my favorite humans on the planet, tied only with his little brother Tyler.
Micah has always been advanced when it comes to speech – he has a large vocabulary, and is not afraid to use it. Recently, during a game of Candyland, he lectured my mom about her “options.” He has been known to pick up and then repeat phrases that he probably never should have heard, such as:
“That cat crapped on me.”
And my personal favorite:
“Screw you, Jessie!” Said with much enthusiasm and gusto.
Lately, due to some unknown source of inspiration, Micah has been bringing back a great expression.
Micah, do you like trains?
“I sure do!”
Micah, are you excited for school?
“I sure am!”
Micah, aren’t these cookies delicious?
“They sure are!”
An earnest and ardent affirmation. I love the way that Micah embraces life wholeheartedly, and expresses his unbridled excitement. I want to be more like him.
I sure do.