Monday, September 16, 2013

Slow moving life

As I type this, I'm lying in bed. Rafe is napping, and Lydia (miracle of miracles) specifically requested her "quiet time" today. Sometimes quiet time consists of coming out eighty-seven times to complain or ask me for snacks, but today, we pulled out our collection of books on tape (yes, actual tapes). The whole collection (probably 50 books or so) was a Freecycle score from years ago. Each book and tape has it's own bag, and a portable tape player came with the whole shebang.

I'd just like to say that this is a rather pleasant way to spend an hour.

The first book she listened to/read was "Where the Wild Things Are." When she was done, I asked her if she liked it. "Dere were lots of Waurs (Roars) in it. Max wore a costume like me! It was kind of scary."

I really like her, and I like how she's getting so old and interested in things and articulate and capable, even if her stubborness, passion, and independence sometimes result in very emotional miscommunications.

5 comments:

brittney perry said...

This is darling. And these are my favorite moments.

Mom Walton said...

She is a cutie. I can imagine this explanation. Glad you had some enjoyable quiet time.

Anne Burnett said...

She's so great. I LOVED getting to know her more this summer. She has always seemed so shy in the past, but shy is NOT one of the words I would choose to describe her now. Such a doll. And she was seriously the star of The Three Little Pigs last month. :)

Kristine said...

I love that you are enjoying her so much. Seriously the sign of an awesome mother! And she is adorable, too.

Emily Hickok said...

That is such a smart idea too. I wish I have those!