I know they say not to blink when your kids are young, that everything happens so fast. And apparently it’s true. It feels like maybe a month ago that I was bawling my eyes out on the first day of kindergarten for Bella. And now she’s finished grade school. She’s like this whole complete person. Always my daughter but no longer my baby. If it weren’t for cash and transportation, I don’t know that she’d need me for anything. I tried to get her to hold my hand in the parking lot the other day, for old times sake. You should have seen the look that got me. What? Vivi was doing it!
Things I don’t care about:
1) what you just built in Minecraft.
2) how many snails you can fit in your hand.
3) why your bedtime is unfair.
4) what the difference is between the red Lego ninja and black Lego ninja.
5) that your sibling has 1/6 more cake than you.
6) that you lost your phone
7) that the world is against you because it’s raining and you can’t swim.
8) that the old Star Trek movies aren’t quite up to par of the new Star Trek movies
9) that your sister has the last small bag of Cheetos.
10) that the cat prefers (insert any name here). Frankly, I agree with the cat.
Liza is something else. We call her the bear. Sometimes she’s my “little bear”. I want to say this past year has been fantastic, but frankly, it’s been hard. For several years we’ve been fighting an uphill battle with a mood disorder. She’s very young to diagnose, so we’re leaving it at “general mood disorder” for now. She’s sweet as apple pie with a 2nd cup of sugar dumped on top, sometimes. Others, she can rage, destroy things and injure people, including herself. This isn’t normal 6 year old stuff, like it wasn’t 5, 4, or 3 year old stuff.
She has been talking about a haircut forever & I told her after her birthday photos. Her birthday is in August, but we went ahead and did them last weekend so that made today salon day! She squeeled all the way in and all the way out but in the chair she was so nervous she couldn’t speak. She watched the stylist like a hawk. A hawk with scissors near its head.