It’s been a while since I did a day-in-the-life kind of post about Mini. She’s growing up fast and can do so much on her own now. I asked if she wanted to make some of those yummy acorns for dessert and she got everything she needed and did the job in no time. Of course, she thought her hard work earned a lot more than just a picture and a word of praise. That plate was empty in no time, too! 🙂
Lately, our biggest hurdle in life is the crazy nap/no nap cycle. She needs a nap but if she takes one, she’ll be awake until after 10:00. She stays in bed but can’t settle down, therefore I can’t either. I desperately need her to have a time alone in her room in the afternoon and she’ll have a rest time but it usually means she’ll fall asleep. And if she doesn’t, the evening is so hard. Short attention span, short fuse!
My instinct tells me to let her sleep if she needs to sleep and deal with the 10:00 thing, but I’m sure the need for a nap is due to her late-night schedule. Part of the problem is Mike usually comes home late from stuff he has going on in the evenings and she wants to wait for him. Mike is so great about reading to the kids and spending time with them at night. It’s not easy but he makes the time to do that so I’m all for it. That’s more important than an 8:00 bedtime, anyway, right? Especially when we can sleep in later since we homeschool? I wish I knew what was best in the long run. Feel free to chime in if you’d like to share your thoughts!
Well, I didn’t mean to go down that bunny trail. I’m all out of words and so tired, but I wanted to share these pictures with you. Hope they make you smile as much as they do me.
I can’t get over how neat and calm Mini is when she paints. At some point the paints get all mixed up, but it does take her a few minutes. I actually watched a 6 minute video with Max on how to make a slingshot while she was on the other side of the kitchen painting. It blew my mind that I left her alone and didn’t think twice about it! Don’t know if it’s a girl thing or if it’s just her, but Max was NOT that way 🙂
Didn’t I say I was out of words??
I bought her an easel with a dry erase board at a garage sale and she’s constantly drawing on it. I think art is going to be a big thing in her life.
Also, a big thing in her life is LISTS! She loves lists!
That’s her morning check list that she gets to put stickers on every time she completes something. SO EXCITING!
Oh Mini, you’re something else. I love you, girl!
Now go to sleep! My word, it’s 10:20!!