It was such a relief to stay home and spend some time with Bear today. It has been a busy week with frayed nerves and lots of tears and temper tantrums. We both needed some quiet time to relax and reconnect again. "Mummy Fridays" are special days because we have no other commitments. We can just go with the flow and spend time doing what we enjoy. It has always been that way and I have fond memories of my "Mummy Fridays" with Roo and Rexy too. I shall miss them when we finally say goodbye to the preschool years.
This girl is 60 gazillion different types of awesome. Before she came along my husband and I would talk about how brilliant it would be to have a crazy cooky kind of girl who fills our days with joy and laughter. Girls like Lola from Charlie and Lola or that wonderful kid from Outnumbered made us long for a little girl of our own. In our imaginations our girl would wear strange outfit combinations and lots of hats. When Bear came along lots of people warned me that she probably wouldn't be very girly because she had two big brothers. I felt okay about that. I was always willing to accept my kids for who they are. I believe that two of the most important things in life are to follow your own path and feel confident that your parents love and accept you for who you are.
Bear certainly has been influenced by the experience of having two big brothers. She knows way too much about pre-teen boy TV and computer games and she can certainly stick up for herself. She is also the crazy cooky girl that we imagined.
Today we enjoyed some time chatting over coffee, babyccino and a gingerbread man.
When we got home we found it difficult to choose between Beauty and the Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - or Snow White and the Seven Dolphins as Bear calls it. Cooky!
We played "dollies", we danced to our favourite songs, we played with our new play dough (corn starch mixed with hair conditioner). And at the end of the day, while the boys were watching their pre-teen boy TV, she tried on different hats and larked about for the camera.
Our sweet Bear is 60 gazillion different types of awesome!!