Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
....when you have to drive a certain way home to see the car up on jacks for the umpteenth time!
....when every light in the house has to be on because this is part of his routine and how things should be in his mind.
....when you constantly hear doors opening and closing upstairs in your house, aahhhhhh!
....when your Kindergartner isn't even close to writing his own name or putting his own shoes on.
....when you avoid Home Depot because all of his favorite things are there..vacuums, ceiling fans, dryers, brooms...and he wants to tell everyone about them...and he has a really loud voice.:)....when you have to pretend to sweep him up in a dustpan just like on "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" which is currently one of the only movies he'll watch....and he's been watching it for about 3 months now.:)
....when he pushes his freckly face right up in yours to tell you something because he has little concept of personal space.:)
....when he wears the same hat 24 hours a day for 2 months straight....excluding bathtime but including bedtime. We had to "wean" him off of the hat.:)
....when he has to watch "Different Strokes" every morning because for some reason he can relate to Arnold.:)
....when you walk on eggshells around him because you never know how he's going to react to or handle certain situations and changes.
....when he says whatever is on his mind...whenever he feels like it....honestly and sincerely whether it's appropriate or not.
....when at home he CONSTANTLY needs to be by your side or know where you are in the house...which is why he is snuggling up next to me right now while I write this post.
....when something really upsets him and he has a huge meltdown....and you don't find out what upset him until a few months later because he can't communicate his feelings like a typical child can.
....when you cry over the littlest accomplishments because you know how hard he has worked to get them.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
After having two boys, it still amazes me how Alaina really enjoys dressing up. She's not quite 3 and she has really been into shoes, dresses, purses, and jewelry for a long time now. Where do they get this from? And how do I keep this from escalating into the teenage years! I have a 14 year old niece and she is already high-maintenance. I mentally tell myself, "My daughter will not be getting these things when she is this age." I was a pretty low-maintenance teenager and still consider myself pretty low-key when it comes to fashion. I just recently purchased mascara for the first time in several years after deciding to live on "The Wild Side." Just two days ago, before we left for school Alaina had changed her shoes 4 different times. Yes, she does have 4+ pairs of shoes, a couple of which were found at a garage sale. Last Sunday at church she was admiring another little girl's red fir coat. And her favorite colors happen to be pink and red! If I am wearing my red shoes and using my red purse, she has to wear her red shoes and use her red purse. It is so sweet how she already wants to be like me. However, she won't be looking to me for fashion sense! I love having a daughter and watching her grow. She's got such a personality and she's has a nice sweetness mixed with sassiness about her! I wonder what shoes she'll choose today?