Saturday, December 8, 2007

Practicing With A Two Year Old

My dear friend from church "lent" me her 2 kids and they went off for the weekend for some family time. But is was fun to have a 2 year old around to remind me of what it will be like and how much running around you do. This is the age range (from 2 to 4 yrs. old) that we are having the Adoption Agency look for.

Let me tell you, and you with girls already know this, but girls are soOO different. She woke up and the first thing she said was, "Pretty! Your toe...pretty". Which was the response to my decoration painted on my toe nails from my pedicure.

Then...She saw my new necklace that I bought from another Mom who is adopting (see link on my site for African necklace) and she looked at it adoringly and touched it and said, "Pretty necklace. Pretty. I like it". Okay, my boys notice things sometimes, but girls notice everything all the time. Am I wrong here? When it was time for her to get dressed in the morning, the green outfit was for church on Sunday, and the other casual stuff was for around the house. Oh, she was going to wear the green ensemble...there was no two ways about it. I've been dressing my boys for years with no problem or complaints. Period. I have a feeling I'll be in for a bit of a shock with 2 girls. The clothes, the hair (the black hair!) the accessories, the clothes changes. It'll be interesting. While Evan played with the 7 year old boy the whole time, Brandon was amazing with the 2 year old. He was so mature and so good about her ups and downs and itty bitty demands;) And then as I cooked, she actually hung out with me on the kitchen island and engaged in conversation with me for more than 5 minutes. Boys just don't do that regularly. So...I enjoyed having her here and seeing what it was like to have that age running around our house (I know what to put away now) and how different girls can be. David is going to be such an amazing father to 2 little girls. I can't wait to see him with them. It's going to break my heart to see him with 2 girls. They will melt his!


Mitchell Mischief said...

You are very right. Girls are way different. You will enjoy having them. It will be like a new species around the house. You will appreciate you Mom even more. There are so mant times I wish she were here so I can apologize for the nasty things I did as a kid that mine are doing now!
Another great picture of you and your girlie friend. Big hugs to all.

Lisa W. said...

Thanks Sharon. Yes, different species...I can only imagine it right now. I miss our Moms too. After several years, I still want to call her every day to tell what is new.
Hugs to you too.

dancergirl said...

What a precious picture of the two of you. Thanks for loving on my kids all weekend. We talk about Miss Lisa and the boys a lot now. I love reading your blogs. It is just as exciting is waiting the arrival of a birth. Your family is so precious and such great friends. Now there will be more of you to love and hang out with. I sent your sight on to my mom. I know she will love reading it as much as I do. I can hardly wait for my new little dancers to arrive.