1. Last Friday we said goodbye to Joya's beautiful baby curls. Her hair had these beautiful ringlets that I can only dream about, and they were natural. But they were also terribly tangly all the time. And she screamed every time I combed her hair. So it was time to get her first big-girl bob. I do see hints of curl still in her hair. Maybe the haircut didn't completely destroy them after all.
2. At MOPS on Monday we had a speaker come talk to the moms about the power of a playing parent. It turns out I have heard this lady and this talk a few years ago at the MOPS group I was attending at the time. I realized it the minute she started her talk with a song and a skit. Anyway, the point was that we should be setting aside time each day to give our kids our undivided attention and play with them. I could use the whole postpartum/infant phase of the last two months as an excuse, I suppose, but I've been a terrible mommy. I've had zero patience for my older two, and everything they do gets under my skin. And I feel awful about it. I think some play time would do worlds of good in my relationship with them. So I've played with them for about a half hour each day since then. I know my girls are gracious enough not to hold my behavior against me, but I don't want to create a pattern that we can't get out of. So play it is.
3. One of our play times was play-doh. It was Joya's first time with the stuff. And it showed me how completely uncreative I am with this kind of play. I had no idea what to make. I should have followed Joya's lead and just made snakes.
|The best I could do: an ice cream cone and a flower|
5. Yesterday I got out the broom and proceeded to sweep our dining room.
Alaina: Mom! What are you doing??
Me: I'm sweeping the dining room.
Alaina: (getting very excited) Who's coming over?
And that tells you how often I sweep the dining room.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go figure out what we can grill tomorrow, seeing as how tomorrow is our one nice day for the next week. We gotta jump on these days as they come.