Lately, I haven’t felt much like writing. When I started this blog I promised myself that I was not going to be one of THOSE people who started a blog and loved it for awhile and then left it. Also, my introvert has been coming out and saying that no one really cares and who knows how many people actually read this blog and why do I share things with people who don’t even know me. I am not leaving…I have just decided that some things are more important that others. I have found myself the last month reflecting on how important each day is and have been living in the moment, instead of always thinking ahead to what is coming. I have done that for most of my life. When this happens…I can’t wait until….I wish it was Saturday. If I just keep looking toward the next thing, I am truly missing the journey of it all. It has been amazing to just enjoy what is happening today, NOW, and watch my cute kids as they are learning and growing.
Some kid observations, if you don’t mind… First, my 4 year-old son. He is a constant question, he has questions about everything. I am so grateful that his little brain is working, and learning, and growing, and sometimes it gets annoying to keep hearing questions but I have become more mindful of his questions and have started answering them truthfully and he is learning that mom AND dad don’t know everything! Then we get to learn something new! How fun! He has also been learning sight words and has been reading. It is amazing to see him connect all that he is learning and see him realize that HE CAN read! He has been totally empowered by that! He is a tender hearted, sweet,tickle lover, rule following and rule stretching kid and I sure love him!
Second, my 2 year-old. She is such a girly girl. My other daughter is not, but we are experiencing everything pink and princess. Some days there are fights between her and her brother because he is calling her by her name and she insists that her name is “Princess Ana”. She loves to wear a dress and will cry her eyes out if she doesn’t get to wear one . She decides what princess she is by how she wants her hair done. Two braids or pig tails= Princess Ana, one braid with a beautiful bow=Queen Elsa, hair down=Rapunzel and on and on and she will tell you, “I am a beautiful princess”. When I ask her if her bed is warm and snuggly, she always responds with “No, my bed is cute.” She has been picking up on songs, and if she catches you at the piano, expect to stay there. If she catches you on the couch by the library books, expect to stay there until all are read. Her first question almost every morning is, “Will you read me a book?” And if you think a 2 year-old can’t talk, well let me assure you, she can talk, a lot! She is sweet, super cute, feisty, has her own opinion, and loves to eat condiments and I sure love her!
Lastly, my first born. My 6 year old who will say, “I am almost 7!!!!!!!” She loves to read. Over Christmas, Great-Grandma gave her an abridged version of “Anne of Green Gables”. She has read the whole thing twice, so we decided to get the movie from the library. I remember waiting for it to come on PBS when I was little and they always had to continue it the next day because it is so long. Well, we finally got it from the library (we actually had to put it on hold because it was ALWAYS checked out) and started watching it this weekend. She laughs and laughs and keeps saying, “I won’t tell you what happened next, because I don’t want to ruin it for you.” I have forgot how great the movie is and it is way more funny now too! She is learning so much at school and it was awesome to ask her a couple of days ago what the difference between a long “a” and a short “a” is and she totally knew the answer. It made my English loving husband so proud! She is sassy, has the greatest belly laugh in the world, is a thinker, creative, a bookworm, and tells me what to do some times, and I sure love her!
Lately I have just been enjoying life. It has been great to also spend more time with my husband and to read. Have I told you that I love reading, well I do. So instead of day dreaming about a post to write, my mind has been busy with being in the present.