Ok, we don’t spend near enuf time in the car for me to be her chauffeur…lol. In fact, our commute to daycare is about 2 minutes….but I do
most of the driving. And, I thought the title was catchy.
Anyhoo, I would love for you to all more formally meet my little blonde.
Height: Unknown…but she’s pretty tall…lol.
Weight: Unknown. And, if you ask her, when she steps on the scale she says, “Mom! Look at how old I am!?!” Yes, let’s keep that na·ive·té about that damn thing. And, if her gpa Virgil calls her “built” or “chunky” or “healthy” one more time I may lose it….lol. Ha, my gpa Olson did the same thing to me. Maybe it’s a gpa thing…?
Interests: Dolls, babies (real babies), lip gloss, playing, sleeping when she’s not supposed to be and not sleeping when she is, swimming, dirt, taking selfies, dancing, working out with mom, Netflix, coloring, hanging out at auntie’s house, hanging out with her friends, ice fishing, vacuuming, & fashion.
Loves Shakeology ~ and I LOVE how she says Shakeology!
Loves babies and is a good big cousin to miss Cora.
The selfies….there are literally THOUSANDS of them on my phone and Shutterfly.
She ASKS if she can vacuum…like every day.
Girlfriend has a style all her own. And, for mom, it’s a constant struggle to let her keep expressing herself. I match my underwear to my shirt. I’m seriously maybe the most matchy-matchy person I know. And, In the mornings, I show her two options of what I’d like her to wear. And, then she goes and picks something out herself. So, stripes & chevron? Why not. Pink camo leggings and a purple and teal Under Armour t? Sure. Nike shorts and a lace blouse? It’s okay!
She also HATES to have her hair combed….as I’m sure most kids do….but when it’s YOUR kid and her hair looks like she hasn’t bathed in 4 days, it’s another struggle.
So, we do a lot of messy ponies.
And, obviously, she’s very blonde and I’m very not. Although, I was very blonde when I was little and her dad and my dad have blue eyes. But, yes, we’ve actually been questioned who’s kid she is. Rest assured she is ours….lol.
She doesn’t sleep in her own bed and she stays up late and gets up early. She never did sleep well when she was a baby and as she grew, I tried several baby sleeping methods. Which did work for a while but then honestly I didn’t keep up with them. And, then one night out of exhaustion, I brought her into bed with us and she’s never left. Yes, I did as a parent what I said I would NEVER do. I watched other couples doing it with their kids and I said “that won’t be me!” Famous last words my friends. But, honestly, I’ve come to terms with it now. She won’t want to do it forever. And, amidst the kicks to the back and the feet in your face, it’s actually quite comforting to have her right there. I said recently, “Is it still co-sleeping if she’s almost 5?” Honestly, I think whatever works for you and your family. So, please don’t judge us…lol. You don’t know…lol…or maybe…just maybe…you do!?!
So, I decided a while ago to try and stop my tendencies to try to control her. Yes, there’s a difference between discipline and control when I say this.
Let’s let our kids be kids! Let’s be ok with making mistakes and not being perfect parents. Let’s let them wear completely mismatched outfits and eat mac&cheese and sleep with us and learn things on their own and eat dirt if they wanna eat dirt.
Our job is to keep them healthy and happy.