4/21/2008

"Mommy, I'm so worried about myself," Melody said as she laid in bed for a nap after a rough morning.

My new adjective for her is SPUNKY. I like this word because it describes her craziness without being negative. Spunky is good, right? I told one friend, it's as if I give her a gallon of sugar every hour. She is 1000% alive with energy, loudness, opinions, demands, and nonstop talking. It is hard to think straight in the midst of such a whirlwind. Today I put the peanuts in the fridge!

She says repeatedly as she walked aimlessly through each room of the house, "I don't know what I'm suppose to dooooooooah."

She is so much like me! We both do better when we're not at home. Some moms lament going to the grocery store, but for us, we get along BETTER when we're in public. This is a good thing until I try to stay home for a few days in a row! Then I begin to feel like a hostage. I do my best to keep the B-word (boredom) at bay. As a kid, I REMEMBER being sooooo bored. It was the worst feeling ever so I'm continually trying to help the girls find new things to do. Lately Mel and I have been doing more artsy stuff.

This morning our one pleasant time together was at the kitchen table. She made a necklace with multi-colored plastic beads while I painted something for her room. (Leah was napping.) We worked together for about a hour, listening to Waterdeep the whole time. Last week I downloaded one of their worship CDs (You Are So Good To Me) and we've both been enjoying it a lot. Music is one of the only things that calms her down when things are spinning out of control.

This one hour of positive time together was great, but what are we suppose to do with the REST OF THE DAY?! Tonight she went on a date with daddy. Whew.

5 comments:

anna w said...

Eeek! Sounds like you have your work cut out for you! :) I like "spunky" too. I've been storing up ideas and websites for things to do with b when she gets older. One of them is http://kiddley.com/ (they're actually taking a break right now, but there's plenty of stuff in the archives). You may have seen it before, but if not it would be a great resource for things to do.

bekah said...

thanks for the tip anna! i'll check it out.

Laurel said...

I like the pics on your page.

Rose said...

Love the photos! YOur girls are so cute!

bekah said...

Rose! Email me! I want to be in touch again but I don't have your email address anymore...