Sunday, April 30, 2017

the old days

Today I was wearing earrings.  M was impressed and said "So you're wearing earrings like the old days..."  and I said "Do you mean the old days before I had kids that wanted to tear them out of my ears?"  and she said "I don't think I've ever seen you wear earrings."  Yeah, it's been a few years.

M also got a fancy dress yesterday at the RS swap meet.  It's got sequins and a train of navy blue sheer material, but no sleeves.  No worries, I used some fabric from a swimming suit to make some sleeves.  In the end M wore a t-shirt under it anyway because the back was itchy.  I'm glad she understands already that comfort is important and modesty is easy.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

motivational maestro

When M was 6 she was invited to a birthday party with a bunch of girl scouts.  The other girls all knew each other from being in school and a troop together.  The mom reported back to me that M was so sweet in motivating her team to win the toilet paper sculpture challenge.

M has a gift for motivating others when she chooses to use it.  Today I had struggled with lP for over 30 minutes to get the repetitions I felt she needed.  lP was claiming hunger... as she often does when she doesn't want to do something.  The baby needed a diaper change, everyone needed attention.  M came and sat with lP and got her through the last repetition that had taken 10 minutes just by itself. 

She is figuring a lot of things out at a young age with how to motivate herself by being early, and motivate others, with sweetness.  I really admire her positive attitude and patience.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

balloon girl

M made balloons for a school carnival!  She was so nervous, but she was very poised and gave good service.  I went along and chatted with other parents.  I also helped out so M could go have some fun.  At one point a little girl came asking to have her bunny folded again and I didn't know how to make a bunny!  Luckily I had pictures of all the shapes M can make and I figured it out.