We didn’t go to a museum today, we didn’t have a play date, or go to a story hour. We didn’t make an art project, or do a special sensory activity. We have nothing Pinterest worthy to show for ourselves today. We didn’t even go outside (to be fair, it’s pouring rain). We spent the day hanging out inside, playing, dancing, watching some TV (gasp!) and just living out another day.
And it’s been lovely.
Not because it’s oh so relaxing, I mean I’m still spending it with a toddler, but it’s nice to take a day to slow down and have an opportunity to sit back and really look at how awesome my kid is. When you’re rushing out the door to get somewhere and your little one is bound and determined to finish their puzzle, their mastery of basic shapes may not seem so exciting. On a daily basis you might “know” what your kids can do, but knowing and appreciating are two different things.
And so, after a quiet day at home, here is the latest awesomeness of E:
E can count from 1 to 10. It may be the cutest thing I’ve ever heard.
She can count three objects in a row (pointing and saying “1, 2, 3”)
She has a serious love/obsession with flipping off of laps.
She has mastered a majority of her puzzles.
She loves to read. She now “reads” her favorite books.
She has a strong love of Mickey Mouse Club House. I’m not proud of that one.
She loves to dance.
She has a really great sense of humor. She even cracks herself up.
She’s a little cuddle bug, and gives some of the best hugs.
She has some serious leadership skills. These occasionally land her in Time Out, but they’ll become very useful later in her life. At least that’s what I’m telling myself today.
Tomorrow we’ll be rushing about to enjoy our last full day on the Cape, with hopefully some nice outside time, and Friday we’ll be traveling for a busy wedding weekend. But today, we’re taking it low and slow. And I’m good with that.