My goal is to think of one good thing a day and write a tidbit about my children daily also. My good thing for today...There are terrible fires in California and it has made for terrible conditions here in Northern Nevada. So much smoke. Well today the winds shifted and the smoke cleared. Sadly the fires are still burning. But we can breath again.
It was an exhausting day in Motherhood land. After playing outside in 90 degree heat and then taking all three of them to a QUICK run to the grocery, which in itself is a bit insane. I was pooped and we were in cool down mod after lunch getting ready for naps (mine too). The kids really love books. LOVE BOOKS...which is good. But after reading the alphabet and animal book MANY times over the last 2 years I was as not into it as I should have been. Zach came up to me with the Disney Princess Matching book. I must admit..not happy with that book. So we opened it up and started finding the items that needed to be matched with each princesses setting: Arielle, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella....ect...When we got the the Beauty and the Beast page there was Belle..as pretty and delightful. Zach looked at her and then me and said Look...there's Mommy!! How sweet can that be! Even it is is a 3-1/2 year old that things your Belle when you don't..it is very nice. I just thanked him and told him how happy he made me be saying that....and squeezed his little cheeks.Then Natalie came up and Zach lost interest went back to Calliou. We got to Cinderella and Natalie pointed to Cinderella and said Mommy!!..then the pointed to the prince and said Daddy!! REALLY!! Sometimes it is to much...when you really need it. Jeff and I sometimes feel like we are hanging by a thread as parents and Natalie thinks we are Cinderella and Prince Charming. So I then pointed to one of the other princesses at the ball wearing a similar color as Natalie's top and said..there look it is Natalie! She looked at me a bit confused then I looked her in the eyes and said "There is Natalie". She gave me her silly most squished up extreme smile and totally got it. She got it!! So I grabbed her checks in my hands and looked her in the eyes and told her how beautiful she was like a princess. She was pleased. I wanted to squeeze the stuffing's out of her.Nicky today had a boo-boo moment he fell down and skinned his arm. So sad...he is so sensitive plus it hurt and was bleeding. Zach was so sweet consoling him too. We got out the ointment and the Batman band aid and cured him. He snuggled in for a while for an all melting hug and love. He is so sweet.