These are the things I keep saying I have to write down…

Jan 12

Things I loved about Maren today:

-She is really good at Guess Who.  We play competitively.  Today I was explaining the final strategy point about picking the most generic people: the men with brown eyes and no accessories.

-She played school with her class for at least an hour by herself.  As I busied myself around the house I heard her muttering under her breath specific directions to her students.  Some encouraging words, some disciplining words… and I liked that she play-acted both.

-Her art.  It is still a mental struggle for me that I can’t keep it all.  I see value and growth in each piece and I hope I save what will be a cohesive continuum of her artistic flair.  Such heavy responsibility to be a mom.

-Watching her with her class at preschool when she didn’t know I was there.  Her mannerisms, her quiet obedience in being part of the pack, her lighting up when she saw me.

-She calls me ‘Mama.’  Often, Brad is ‘Dada.’

-Her post-dinner, post-dessert reward was snuggles with Mom.  This pretty much means she thinks I am better than dessert, and there is no higher compliment from a four-year-od.

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