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By Tara Zandra | August 21, 2009

Ack! I don’t even know the last time I posted! What the heck? Um, we’re good here, does that suffice? If so, move along, nothing to see here.

If you actually stay and want more then thank you, I guess :) It all seems too mundane and I’ve got nothing in the way of interesting. How about a post about the kids? I got this idea from Carrie at Earthmovers and Sandcastles. I think I do write about my kids a lot, but still thought I’d follow her lead.

- 10 and a half. Seriously. How?
- She is still my sunshine, being so full of light. She could walk into a wake and get a party going.
- She surrounds herself with people all the time. Occasionally she needs some downtime playing by herself, but then she’s recharged and wants to be in the center of whatever is going on at the time.
- I cannot say this enough times, she is honestly the best big sister any kid could have. She makes me ashamed of how I treated my little sister growing up.
- Such a voracious reader. She can be in the middle of 5 books at one time. If I buy her a book at 11:00am, it will most likely be done by dinner time and that’s with taking plenty of breaks.
- Is afraid of failure, afraid of what might happen, and afraid of being afraid. All of that means she is often afraid to try which is something we’re working on.
- She is still a very loving child. She needs lots of hugs and kisses throughout the day. She will often attack her sister yelling “I’m going to kiss you!”
- She has never met a baby or an animal she didn’t like. She will spend an hour at park following a baby around.
- She is stuck in between worlds right now. One minute she’s watching “Jonas” and accessorizing like crazy pulling off a tween look and the next minute she’s watching Playhouse Disney with her sister and browsing the gymboree website.
-Does not want to grow up.
- Can be very silly and cracks herself up with her jokes. She doesn’t care if you like them, she likes them and that’s all that matters.
- Writes poetry on a whim because she’s inspired.
- Still does not go to sleep at night but at least now she does sleep in the mornings.
- Is less than compliant which can be difficult with the parent/child relationship, but will probably suit her extremely well when she’s an adult.
- Very creative and enjoys coming up with elaborate ideas for something she can make.
- Cannot wait for the next thing. Has trouble focusing on the now, but then, that means there is always something to look forward to.

- 4 and a half and still my baby
- Gives hugs and kisses when she wants, not when you want. Thankfully she wants to give them often.
- Has no trouble letting you know she is angry with you. She will stomp her foot, cross her arms, glare at you, say “hmph” and stomp off to her room.
- Has such a large imagination that she will tell you she is playing with her imagination. She can play by herself for over an hour and gets rather indignant if required to stop.
- Still has to sit in my lap before bed with a cup of milk as well as every morning when she wakes up. The random daytime lap sitting is down to only a few times a week.
- Does not like to jump right in to a new situation. She needs to see what’s going on first.
- If a place gets too crowded or noisy, she’s done and wants out. She also cannot tolerate rambunctious children.
- Has little use for boys and goes out of her way to avoid them.
- Is fearless and strong. Thankfully she’s also agile and coordinated so I never worry about her falling from anywhere.
- If she doesn’t like something, she’ll try it again just to be sure.
- May protest going to bed occasionally, but many times it’s her idea to be put to bed because she’s tired.
- Can break your heart with one look.
- Is a very old soul who has been around a long time.
- The difficulty in parenting her is she’s too smart.
- She cannot stand to be scolded and will dissolve into tears on the spot all the while throwing herself into your arms sobbing that she’s sorry.
- No longer seems like she could be evil, but could still probably take over the world when she grows up if that’s what she wanted.
- Is constantly singing and/or humming
- Has a rubber face like Jim Carrey; very expressive.
- Makes us laugh practically every hour. Not only in what she says, but the how she says it and when she says it. The kid has great comedic timing.

Topics: Life, Delightful D, Teriffic T, The Kiddies |

2 Responses to “Whoops!”

  1. Mandi Says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Aaaw, I loved this post! I smiled while reading through it all. I can see so many of my kids in your kids. I especially see many similarities between Tabitha and Madeline. It’s rather shocking really, how similar they are.

    Great post!! :)

  2. Mel Says:
    August 24th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Great idea and fun reading it too. Funny too, because I’ve known Carrie online for about a decade!