Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Caity's Big Girl Hair

I have been touched by the many of you who have recently asked about the blog, reminded me that they read the blog, or asked that I hurry up and post something on the blog.  Thank you for the encouragement!  Here we go...

Our life is busy.
Like crazy, 4 loads of laundry a day busy.
(That's my fabulous excuse for my lack of posts:)

The business is also something that makes me sad sometimes.
Especially when I think about my youngest kids.
So many of the special things that are fun to do with preschoolers get skipped or rushed though around here.
I don't want it to be that way.
I'd like to change it as a matter of fact.
But for now, it seems to be true and it makes me sad.

I have been trying to be more intentional about carving away little pockets of time to be alone with Cait doing what she wants.
The other day, she wanted a "big girl braid".

My pretty girl!
She's growing so fast.

Sweet profile.

It sure doesn't take much to fill a three year old's tank.
She wants me to read a story.
Same one.
Over and over.

Sometimes she wants 10 minutes in the swing at the park.
Me pushing, her laughing.

Such simple needs.

Why is it that the simple needs of a toddler are so hard to meet?
I am determined to figure out where I am bleeding time and patch that problem.

Don't you love this sweet, fine, still baby but almost big girl hair?
It is nearly impossible to work with, so slippery and fine.

This girl is such a doll.
I hope I always remember her at this age!


Kelley said...

Lisa at the Pennington Point (.com) is a home school mom of nine. Read her blog? She has great tips for Mom 'n Me one-on-one time. I think you'd enjoy Lisa's wisdom and encouragement.

You're a good mommy. Keep your chin up. Your kiddos call you blessed.


More Dorrs said...

Thanks for this reminder to savor the toddler days! What a sweet little one.

Fairytale Pumpkin said...

This brings tears to my eyes. I only have 3 kids at home and I already feel this way. Your kids are lucky to have such doting parents.