2. I took G(5) and L(3) for haircuts today, and the stylists could not get over how cute L was. I mean all the kids are really cute, but L just has that extra cute personality that get to you and then you can't stand how cute she is. It must be something like the charm that the Flyte family has in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. You simply cannot resist it. Her teenage swimming instructor kept on shooting me "your daughter is so cute" glances at the pool this morning. We are lucky that no one has thought she was so cute that they had to eat her up, you know.
3. M has decided that it is really important to make sure that our children do not fit into society at all, even when they grow up. The thing is, I never really felt like I fit into mainstream society, nor do I think I ever could. When I venture places like the hair salon, I can manage small talk about kids, but, nope, I am not really normal. When the stylist asked L about what she wanted her hair cut to be like L responded,
"I want to grow my hair all the way down to my feet!"
The stylist smiled and replied, "Oh, like the girl in Tangled."
L gave her a blank stare.
I chimed in, "How about like Rapunzel. Do you want hair like hers?"
L then smiled and said, "Yeah! Like her! We read about her in a book!"
Yep, we are a little different, aren't we?
4. M has been doing
6. I have been working through a couple of things parenting-wise this week. The first is how to deal with screaming children who want to argue whenever I say 'no.' I am learning to be more firm in my 'no' and not debate out the issue. I really do not want to be having arguments with a five year old about things she has no authority over. The second is gently encouraging less daytime nursing with F. She often asks when she is just hungry or thirsty. I have been offering foods and then informing her of when the next time she will nurse (which is usually naptime or bedtime).
7. And there was something I was going to write that I even told M yesterday about, and neither of us can remember. So, if we remember I will update this... if not... here is a really quick take. Take it or leave it...
Linking up to Seven Quick Takes Friday hosted this week by Kathryn.