I can’t believe another year is ending. You are FIVE and so very fun these days. We went to The Nutcracker ballet again this year and you loved it. It was only your second time seeing it, so imagine my surprise when you leaned over during the ballet and asked, “Mama, when are the mice going to come out with the pillows?” Huh???????? I had no idea what you were talking about, even though I’ve seen this version of The Nutcracker at least five times. And then sure enough, during the 2nd Act, the mice children come out carrying big pillows to sit on and watch the dance performances. Whaaaaat?!?!?!!!!!!! I was SO amazed that you remembered this pretty minor detail from seeing the ballet a whole year ago. Crazy.
We loved taking you to Disneyland earlier this month, and I especially loved the time I got to spend with just you when Baba took the babies back to the hotel for their naps. I can’t wait to take you again when you’re a little bit older. I think you will grow to love the bigger rides in addition to the kid rides you loved like Winnie the Pooh, It’s a Small World, and Dumbo.
Most of all, I love watching you be the BEST big sister to Morgan and Bennett. Remember when we took them to see Santa, and they both cried really hard? You were standing by Bennett and you kept trying to comfort him. It was really sweet. They are so lucky to have you as their big sister. And I love laughing with you about the funny things they say. You are always saying, “That’s pretty cute!”
This week you taught me your new method of hugging, where we hug then lean our heads on the other person’s shoulder, then we switch sides with our heads. But I do recall writing an old blog post when you were only a baby which was about discovering that your head fitting right into this special “pocket” on my shoulder. I love that you are so clearly mine and I am yours.
I’m joined in this Letters to our Children project by a group of fantastic photographer mothers. Each month we’re recording life with our kids in words and photographs. Please visit Christine Lin’s blog next!