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Posted on 29. May, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
This weekend someone asked my three-year old Alice if she was building a princess castle with her blocks.
“No,” she replied, “it’s a rocket ship for me to also live in.”
Reminder that children’s goals and dreams are shaped every day by the way you speak to them.
Posted on 13. May, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
My parents and Dave helped out a lot with Alice this week while I was at the Big Omaha conference (more about that later, I’ll probs do a little post with photos). We met up for a fun dinner on the day of our birthday at our shared favorite restaurant, a fast food place near our house called Don & Millie’s (and my friend Eric just designed their new website!). Not a fancy place, but we love it, so it was perfect. We had some cake baked by dad, a few little gifts, and birthday crowns.
We had special birthday outfits–Alice’s from Great-Grandma Florida, and mine from Hello Holiday. Sarah and Rebecca gave me an “It’s My Birthday Today!” pin to wear all day at Big Omaha–they are so fun. After dinner, Alice went to my mom’s house for the night where she played with all her new gifts–special blocks, games, and a shiny new red bike.
Get dirty and ride till the streetlights are on!
Posted on 11. May, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
My mom takes care of Alice a few days each week and always comes up with the most fun and interesting activities for her to do. This week included lessons in peanut butter spreading, letter matching with a homemade spoon game, using glass markers on the window, and of course recess at the park across the street.
My mom is one of Alice’s favorite caretakers. Watching them together–the learning, the patience, the joking and laughing–reminds me of when I was a child and each day was fun and full of these memory-making activities together. I feel like that’s an area I’m always trying to improve in my own life as a mother. Time and patience, and allowing myself to feel the wonder Alice experiences, and the pride she feels when she figures out each new thing. I’m grateful to my mom for the patience she still shows me, and the time she makes to help me raise my own child now. It’s exciting to think about the line of brave women I come from, and the great potential for kindness and strength that I have the honor of nurturing in Alice.