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…

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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.

Update on things

I've been going outside to test my limits I can chop wood while seated move the wheel barrow full of branches weed for an hour or two I have modified my garden exercise to include squatting, lunges sitting on the ground and carrying moderate sized trees Dead dry fallen portions of trees Sitting in the…

Leaning

She leans on me sweet smelling snuffling in my ear she nuzzles my cheek and says, "Cuute." These spontaneous moments of words show me that all is right with the world in my house. Sure, my boys are teenagers They have "toddler brain" in the worst possible way. I, me, mine, now is the mantra…

A Good Day

  On a good day nothing happens I wake up pain free feeling rested then water my garden and weed until I hear Girlie saying, "Whereareyou?" (Whe Ah Yoo) in the direction of her window wondering if I subconsciously chose to create a world directly outside my daughter's window Sweet child makes me smile My…

Naked Baby Tales

Naked baby fakes coma to avoid wearing clothes Girlie Sobriequet-Reverie was found under a blanket with a foot and a half of leg sticking out When asked why she was under the blanket she responded by screaming,"NOOOOOOOOOO!" Experts determined that she was 2 years old and proclaimed playing possum to be normal behavior as her…

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 pool is deep

Girlie runs to me and says "owside." She wants to play outside in the yard. I gather courage, presentable clothing two pairs of shoes and we venture into nature. She sees birds "burrd" flying in the sky "bye-bye" she waves. "dares wuun!" she points and yells as a buzzard swoops in circles looking for not…

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