Saturday, May 16, 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.
Dear pretty princess,
You had a tough Monday, huh? There we were having a great time playing ball (OK, yeah…maybe we should have gone outside) when all the sudden you ran straight into the corner of the kitchen table. I didn’t see you at first, and there was a long pause… and then you started screaming. When I looked over, you were REALLY bloody, and you were pretty freaked out about it. I confess—I was too! Luckily, Daddy saved us from ourselves and got you all cleaned up. I was worried that you might be really hurt, but when you told me you were crying because there was blood all over your princess dress, I knew you were OK.
I picked up a new Wii game this week (My Fitness Coach) and you think it’s pretty great. Just like I’m always telling you, it’s important to get your body moving every day, and Mommy decided to follow her own advice and get a little more serious about fitness. You worked out with me almost every day this week. And I’ve gotta tell you—you’re a pretty tough coach. You’re the first to tell me when my form isn’t perfect (you watch the virtual trainer like a hawk) or if I start going slower than the game says I should. With you in my corner, I’ll be ripped in no time! We had a little difference of opinion in terms of workout wear—you think princess attire is required for step aerobics. But it was fun to be active together, and you definitely kept me giggling all the way through our workouts.
You were particularly concerned about the bunny at preschool this week. You wouldn’t say whether something had happened, but when I asked you what the bunny likes to eat, you said (very seriously, I might add), “Wine and people!” Hmmm…
You had a grumpy day on Wednesday—just really didn’t want to be told what to do. It didn’t much bother me—a little time-out now and then in a mom’s life is just part of the job—so once we’d gotten things “worked out,” we hung out in my room working on puzzles and reading books. I’m loving your attention span these days. You’ll sit still and concentrate on a book or a word/number game for a really long time. Since that kind of stuff is fun for me too, I really love spending that kind of time together. You’re getting very close to putting letter sounds together to read words, and you already know some words by sight. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together over the summer!
I’d promised you a new princess dress since the pink one had been “bleeded all over.” We had a super fun time picking one out. You’re very very good about not whining and begging for things at the store, so it was a huge treat for you to be able to check out the toy and the dress-up aisles. Your eyes were like saucers, and when you found the one you wanted, you were soooo excited! We had to play princess and queen for a long time Thursday afternoon.
We got a fun surprise on Friday. I had a meeting with a client and you got to go along. He brought his little boy and we all got to go for a carousel ride at the mall! Since it’s one of your VERY favorite things in the world to do, I was a little worried that you might give me a hard time about only going once. But you were super polite and didn’t whine or cry one bit when we had to leave. You’re such a grown up girl these days!
I love you so much, sweet girl. And I’m so proud of you always.
P.S. Thank you for my Mother’s Day present—I love it! Now if only you’d let me keep it in my room instead of yours…
Posted by Kelly Drill at 11:04 AM