Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dear Mae,
You are five now. Stop. Growing. Up.

The other night I was in the bathroom and you were walking around yelling my name looking for me. I kept yelling back, but you couldn't hear me, for whatever strange reason.
When you finally heard me you came running in, panicked. With your hands on your hips and a look on your face between angry and on the verge of tears you said,"MOM! I couldn't find you! You scared me out of the crap!"

Also, a couple of weeks ago, Aunt Aubs and I put the seats down in the back of my car in hopes to get a piece of furniture in there. The entire back of the car was flat and open. You and Caitlyn came outside, and you went running over to the car, bent down, looked inside with your eyes wide and your mouth hanging open. With that, you exclaimed,"What the HELL!? Caitlyn, LOOK! What the HELL!?" and in response to your potty mouth, Caitlyn nervously laughed and said,"Oh my god...!" A double whammy, and neither of you knew you had said a bad word. It was hilarious.

You are soooo great with Sawyer. You guys sure adore each other. When he sees you his whole body wiggles and squirms and he squeals so loudly. He literally cannot handle his excitement.
You take such good care of him and act like his second mother sometimes. I know he will always be safe with you around. He is so very lucky to have you.
Today you built him a "babysitting house", which was basically a little play area underneath my art table with a chairs and books propped up as a "fence". You sat in there with him for a good couple of hours and played with him, as well as organizing his toys into categories for him. You also laid him down with his blanky for a nap, which he didn't take, but whined in protest because he wanted to play with you. I love watching you two together. Nothing makes me happier.
The other day I was working on an illustration based on Jareth from "Labyrinth". You have seen the movie before and loved it. You wanted to watch it again, but soon after starting to watch it you got really upset and made me turn it off. You told me that you were scared the Goblin King would come and take Sawyer away, too. The thought was upsetting you so much you couldn't stand watching it any longer. Looks like you got your moms inability to separate movies from reality. It's hard, isn't it? Ever since I had you and Sawyer, I can't watch movies that have anything to do with kids being hurt or sad or anything like that in any way.

You just started ballet class on Monday. Daddy took you. I was so tired from my new job at Ikea that I had to take a nap. I can't wait to watch you. Grandma Jenny was a ballet dancer for 19 years, and she was amazing. I think you got her genes. She has said several times how graceful you are and how natural dancing comes to you, and I agree.

You are such a smart girl. You and I do school online at ABCmouse.com. You love it and you are learning so much. You are a really giving little girl. You absolutely love to share and give things to people.

You are also quite the business woman. When we first moved here, you went around the yard and gathered twigs. You taped paper to them and had me write prices on them ($5) and then you went around and left them on peoples doors. This was in reality, giving people twigs with price tags on them, but you hoped that by putting them on the porch, people would bring the money over to you. You are so awesome :)

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