Saturday, March 28, 2009
Welcome to this week's installment of "Dear Kid." As always, full credit to Christina of Cutest Kid Ever for the fabulous idea. Want to write a "Dear Kid" letter of your very own? Learn more about how to participate here.
We've had a pretty eventful couple of weeks, huh? You and I just got back from a week-long trip to see your "other family" (that's what you call them) in California. You got to hang with your aunts and uncles, teach your cousin Twinkle how to do the limbo, and go to Disneyland for the very first time! I had such a great week and I know you did too.
This Monday was our travelin' day. You are usually a super good traveler, but you were really tired, sad about leaving, and impatient to get home to see Daddy. I was too, kiddo. After a some drama at the airport involving the potty and carrying your own bag, you were absolutely amazing on the plane, particularly in light of the fact that we sat at the gate for over two hours before we were able to take off! You talked politely with the gentleman sitting next to you, and quietly colored all the way home. You were really excited to see Daddy and I could tell by the look on his face that he'd been missing you too. You guys are pretty good buddies these days. It was fun to hear you tell him all about our adventures.
At school on Tuesday, you may a really cool little booklet all about our trip to the beach. You drew pictures of us doing different beach activities, and for the first time, I could tell what each activity was. It's so cool to watch you get better and better at drawing! You also wrote your name on the book without any help, and you wrote "The End" on the back with just a little bit of coaching from the teacher. Very impressive, my friend.
On Wednesday, you brought your imaginary brother with us to Target. On the way there, he tried to jump out of the car! Can you believe it? You calmed him down by telling him we could get him a new hat and some stickers at the store. Hmmmm... Luckily, he behaved himself and we were able to get him some stickers although I thought a new hat might be a bit much. Apparently, despite the fact that he's "very old and as tall as our ceiling," your brother really likes Disney princess stickers.
On Thursday afternoon you were determined to skip your nap, so you tried to convince me that playing prevents tooth decay. That's a new one and I have to applaud your creativity. I still made you nap, though, but I made sure to check for cavities when you woke up.
You arrived on the scene Friday morning in an apron and announced that you were a "cake artist." Cool! You got to work right away on a "big beautiful art cake." Very nice.
You were very annoyed about nap time again, and informed me that I was "making you a disaster." Trust me, we'll phase it out when you no longer need it - you're the one who complains about being sleepy every afternoon, silly! It's been awfully rainy around here, and we've been feeling a little restless, so we broke out some new games when Daddy got home. We played Chutes & Ladders (you can count to 100 now!), Barrel of Monkeys, and real grown-up dominoes. You always think I'm trying to trick you into doing math when we play games, so you like to flub numbers on purpose just to see if I'll notice or insert nonsense words when you're counting. You're always on the lookout for evil mommy plots these days. Guess I'll have to up my game!
I adore you, girlie girl. Looking forward to another great week of learning together.