Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This magic of a nap

I guess I thought since Cinderella started at 10:55am, 
it was early enough not to interfere with Violet's nap.

But after all the previews, etc…
the movie got started later than I thought! Not good. 

She LOVED the movie….but right smack in the middle 
of it nap time struck and she was DONE. 

Cami on the other hand was loving it all….
especially dancing with Grandpa as the credits were going up.

However, shortly after that, Violet said she "needed to be 
closer"….and took off running all the way up to the screen. 
Elora followed her.

Elora is SO good with both her sisters! She LOVES them, and continually is there trying to help them.

Violet was not happy on the way home either.

She sobbed and sobbed and I felt even worse when she said, 
"I am really trying! But I can't control myself!"

(I was stunned by her ability to label her feelings!)

I said, "I'm so sorry. I know what that feels like!"
(because it's exactly how I feel when I'm over tired. Just ask Dennis.)

Later after her magical nap the first thing she said was,
"I'm glad you enjoy having me here."

In other words, she recovered, and she knows I love her.

Our girl is oh so passionate about all she likes, and dislikes.
It's not in her nature to hold back.

The next day, as Grandpa Dennis brought her back to me after 
preschool, she said, "I really miss Mommy and Daddy. I'm the 
perfect girl for them." 

I'm certain they would agree.

And as coincidence would be, as soon as I finished writing this post, I went to listen to Gretchen 
Rubin's podcast that she has available every Wednesday….and guess what the subject was for today? 
"Treat yourself like a toddler."

I'm a serious Gretchen Rubin fan….she's the author of The Happiness Project, Happier at Home
and now her latest. "Better Than Before" which is already a best seller just like her previous books.

She and her sister record these weekly 20 minute podcasts and unlike many others, hers are always 
free. I find some of them life changing. Take a listen to the one released today on iTunes.


Karen Mortensen said...

What a sweet girl that Violet is.

Rebecca said...

Awww. What a smart girl that Violet is. I love that she knows she is having a meltdown. I think it is amazing she can recognize her feelings. And I love that she said she is the perfect girl for her parents. LOVE that!