as told by Little Girl, written down by her teacher at pre-school:
When I was closing my white car door my pinky toe got caught. Then they gave me a bandaid and and ice bag. Then it was feeling all better. There were two baby tigers and they got stuck in oil. The mother tiger came and saved them. Then the mother tiger was getting stuck. The father tiger came and saved them.
Baby Girl is constantly telling us how much she loves us. I will hear...."mom, your the best!" about 5 times in a 30 minute period. Often out of the blue she will turn to me or The Man, grab our faces and say"I love you" and its usually followed up with a kiss on the nose or the cheek. Sometimes its even a "I love your hair!" and she'll kiss that too! :) I love these moments. They help reinforce what Im doing here as a mother and the sweet spirit that was given to me to protect.
Don't get me wrong though...she has her moments where I want to pull my hair out..she's got some attitude and has the best dirty look I have ever seen. But on the whole Baby Girl is a joy. Right before I sat down to write this we were snuggling on the couch watching the tinker bell movie and she turned to me with a big grin on her face, wrapped her arms around my neck and said, "mom...your my best friend!' She melts my heart and I wish she would feel this way about us forever. Of course, I'm not so naive as to think she will...I have huge anxiety about the teen years. But until then I'm going to absorb every hug, kiss and happy minute we have together.
ok..so obviously I havent been around much lately. The truth about it is I kind of decided that blog land was sucking the life out of me...not to mention all of my time as well. I decided to take a little break and re prioritize. I thought seriously about going private, but to be honest...I hate private blogs. Especially those of my friends, only because I can't get updates from google reader and then I forget their addresses and I only check them when I realize its been..like..forever! And then I have feelings of guilt. :) That being said, the thought of privacy was a nice one. I could write whatever I wanted and I could be as personal as I needed to be. But then I felt bad for all those out there who read this and knew that if I went private you all would do the exact same thing I just mentioned. lame.
So I thought long and hard and decided that regardless of what happens, I would get back to the reason I first started this, to chronicle my family's life, my children's everyday experiences and my personal feelings about whats going on right now as well. I'm not going to worry any more about stats and how many people visited my site. Traffic and blog fame aren't on my mind any more. I just want to remember what my baby girl said today, or the funny joke The Boy came up with.
I still love you all and hope you stick around. I have been told that I have a way with words when I put my mind to it...so maybe there will be something that connects with you. Or, in the very least...it might be interesting to hear about my life. :)
So starting soon I will be back to updating regularly. yay!