Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Preschool with Sister Princess

I had no idea that when we named our 2nd girl after an attribute of God that it would be prophetic. But I have been amazed at all the blessings that flow from this little girl. Her birth was, though VERY fast, the easiest. She is always trying to help in any way she can. And to the topic of this entry, she can single handedly entertain her little brothers with very little assistance from me. Seriously. I can hardly believe it myself, but it happens time and time again. Take the other day for instance. I am helping the older kids with their schoolwork. JI is home on this day and not at MDO. Sometimes I worry about whether The Little Guy gets enough activity at home. He is a walking ball of energy that seems as though it could explode at any moment. I get a brief moment to check things out and find that the Princess has been running her own little preschool. It started with a sort of imaginary play game, I think it was a beach with sand and water....
All I know is at one point The Little Guy came in the kitchen with goggles on, smiling from ear to ear, wish I had gotten that picture. Anyway, then she had coloring time...
I can hear her saying "Good Job!! Now you get these colors. That's very nice." 
 Followed by snack time....
 I just have to point out that they are eating carrots from the bag on the counter. This boy NEVER eats carrots. He doesn't do vegetables unless there is a reward of a "treat" of some kind at the end. I promise I witnessed him chewing and swallowing carrots on his own. 
 Look at him, he is almost smiling! She has totally convinced him that he is enjoying this. All he needed to hear was her saying "mmm, yummy carrots, aren't they good? Have some more!!!" Amazing child.
And as I am typing this she is unloading the dishwasher by herself with a cheery disposition as usual.  She is a ray of sunshine everywhere she goes.

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