Girly

We knew that the surgery would be quick and painful without a long recovery The ENT doctor was professional and anticipated no problems The drive there was harrowing Put a toddler in a car drive in rush hour traffic only to get stuck one exit before the destination It took thirty minutes to get to…

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Gift 12/28/2016

Finally getting Girlie to go to sleep this morning was my gift from her. I'm sure she didn't plan it any more than the average three year old plans to be awake screaming through most of the night, but I'm taking this gift from my child as a cherished one. My fourth child has some…

Three year anniversary

WordPress tells me it has been three years since the beginning of my wandering blog. Three years ago, I had a happy baby with gurgling skills Now, bubbly Girlie is talking like a pro. Responding to sentences is still rough. She answers, with "I Girlie" to most questions. Sometimes an "I three," slips out with…

Potty Time

  (*In response to Ms. Toy Whisperer's post, "Unleashed") With the boys daycare did the dirty deed like toy soldiers they followed the potty line I'm at a loss she's potty trained at school NOT at home We must be bonding over pee and poop At home She is the baby. She calls herself, "Baby"…

Water

"Watah!" says Girlie from the back seat. "I get wet." Everyday, every fountain, sprinkler, lake, pond, stream or puddle we pass she declares with the sweetness of a three year old. Not a request, just a statement of fact.

Girlie

She calls herself,"Baby" as she holds me and pats my back with those little fingers Half the size of my large paws delicate pudgy toddler hands Laughing with motion and caressing she cups my cheek, stares into my eyes and says,"You o-kay?" Yes Baby, I'm okay. Are you okay? "Woof-woof," she barks and licks my…

Back of my dress

Girlie was playing around the back of my dress Walking, skipping while babble singing to the cats to me, to her father, to her brother. A trip to her room, a trip back up to my bed back and forth seven or eight trips before bed She is a boisterous child, we run her through…

The Nap

It's nap time "un-uh" What is this? "un-uh" You are two young lady you still have to take a nap "un-uh" Okay, this is where I start to remember, channel my safe haven inside me, breathe through my nose, slowly. There is no fight about this. It simply is. Time For A NAP. The story…

Mimic

My Bear coughed Girlie mimicked the coughing kaugh! kaugh! kaugh! kau! kau! she's supposed to be sleeping, but talking quietly to her feet works during naptime

Breakfast

Girlie was channeling a dolphin this morning. The squealing was from joy not distress but still painful to my ears none the less. She finished her third bowl of cereal then poured her milk in the high chair tray, splashing is part of her fun in any liquid. Naptime came and she was impossible to…