Sunday, March 28, 2010

A good morning

Despite the fact that Cora woke up at 6am, this morning is nice. She laid in bed pretty quietly for another half hour (a bad dream last night sent to my bed at about 10pm, and she seems to finally be grasping the concept of "don't push Mommy off the bed"). Then she played in her room for another half hour. Given that I finally weaned myself off the baby monitor, this was actually restful for me.

Once I got up, we had a tea party. Then she wanted to get dressed. She colored while I made French Toast. She ate four pieces of French toast, a banana, a cheese stick, and drank a cup of juice. Right now she's watching Dinosaur Train ("Our favorite show, Mom!!!") and wearing her Palm Sunday outfit: pink polka dot dress, pink striped pants, rainbow shoes. I'll try to get a photo.

It's the kind of weekend morning that was so rare to have this past fall, and is becoming something more dependable. It's nice. After a couple months of feeling like I am struggling uphill with this girl, now it feels more like we can meet each other on more even ground. Yesterday we were at a birthday a toy store (I know). We had talked in the car about how we weren't going to buy anything, but that fell apart when Cora spotted a ballet bunny play set. And, frankly, if it had been a $5 thing I might have just bought it. But this was $20.95. After about 30 minutes of off and on tears and negotiations, she made the choice to put it back and wait for another time. It was a relief and a surprise. This girl, she is growing up.

I am liking the way age 4 looks from this vantage point: five weeks to go!


triciadm said...

Every minute after 4 is better than the last...until about 9, when it all goes to hell in a handbasket again. Enjoy the next 5years!!!

nora said...

I tell you that January 29th in our house was a banner day. Oh how I hate 3 1/2, For the love of all things holy I have to do it two more times in the next 2 years.

Cora looked stunning this morning. And you looked relaxed. Looks like 4 will look good on you too!

Cara said...

I have been LOVING 5 and 7, and yes, indeed, 4 is a nice time, too. That Cora is a cutie pie! I loved getting to spend time with you all, even though it was short!

Granny Jan said...

So far I feel safe in saying, I'll take Cora at any age!! XOXO