Back to the New Year

Christmas vacation felt long, but not as bad as anticipated.   R. seemed ready for a break.  She enjoyed lounging in the morning and asking for ice cream after breakfast.  Of course I give it to her.

I think we went to the zoo six times over the break.  She has a really short attention span for the playground lately.  She runs around, plays on the equipment that she is interested in and then is ready to leave.   We have been to several different playgrounds so it is not that she is tired of the same one.

We were at a playground and a little boy hit his sister and his mother was just screaming at him.  Of course we were walking by them the moment the mother yelled We have to leave this playground right now.   R. grabbed my hand and headed for the exit.

Inspired by Jim at Blogging Lily I blew up the air mattress and she just loved it.  Every afternoon she wanted to play on it, and she would prefer to have all of her clothes removed.

She is very into playing a hello-good-bye game.   I think I have said Hello and OK bye 12,000 times over the past two weeks.  I’ll gladly say it a million more.

I was worried about getting her up this morning for school, she has been so lazy in the mornings.  But as soon as I told her that she had to get up and get ready for the bus to go to school she sat up and said take the bus.   She even ate breakfast with no encouragement.

I’m kind of avoiding the idea of New Years, because every time I see 2012 I think the year she goes to kindergarten. I’m pretty confident that more is going to happen this year than that, but it is hard to get past it.

I do hope everyone has a marvelous year!