I have a secret weapon. A weapon I’ve used with all three of my babies/toddlers. A weapon that ensures I’ll have at least one small moment of peace during each BUSY day. A weapon that causes even my Kole (busiest of all babies) to STOP dead in his tracks.
EXHIBIT A (incredibly active baby stopped dead in his tracks):
EXHIBIT B (incredibly active baby still stopped dead in his tracks):
So without further delay I present my secret weapon…
Same outfit, same time of year, same spot by the front door, same little pose with legs crossed, same hair style with a white bow. I couldn’t have planned it better if I had tried! Looking at these pictures really made it seem surreal to me that Addison is now in Kindergarten and Ellie is in 2nd grade. That picture I took of Ellie feels like last week. She is getting so big. The other day she came home and I asked her if she had a good day. She said “in a word mom, yes…although there was a technical difficulty.“ In a word? Technical difficulty? Is this how 2nd graders talk!? Turns out the “technical difficulty” was that she lost a flower off of her new pink shoes. A little super glue to the rescue.
The next morning as the girls were leaving with Kenny for school Ellie yelled out the car window “thanks for fixing my shoe mom!” and then Addie yelled “and thanks for getting born with me mom!” I had to laugh. Addison says this to me all the time. Her way of thanking me for bringing her into this world.
(Anytime Addison, anytime….)
We started dance up again this week. Addison in tap/ballet and Ellie is trying out a hip-hop (perfect for each of their personalities as you can see by the poses I got when I said “show me some moves!”). They loved their first class. Which is a good thing because if they’re going to star in So You Think You Can Dance season 2022 we’ve got some work to do.
Oh and about Kole….don’t believe for a second that my little dude is sitting around watching movies all day. He spends plenty of time on the go.