I need a Little Bit of a break

I managed to sneak in a day with just Miss O yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. Dave took the Bean to Explore UT, where she ate a chocolate chip cookie made with crickets and beetle larvae (her dad didn't know until she was partway thru, and didn't bother telling her at that point :)

I haven't gotten Bean's report on the day yet; I'm looking forward to hearing about what she saw and did. She called me while she was riding a bus yesterday, and got kind of indignant when I asked her if she was having fun: "Of course I am. Of course I'm having fun!"

Glad to hear it ... I don't want to interrogate her, but I want to show interest and to hear about things, yanno? It's such a weird place to be, where I'm essentially interviewing my kiddo about her experiences. I try to dial back my own "need to know" kind of personality, but I can't eliminate it altogether.

Anyways, I spent the day with O, and we had lunch with Julia and her family then went to play with Cindy and her big girl. For the first time ever, Miss O got to play with the big girls that Bean usually plays with. I think the big girls were a little disappointed to not see Bean, but I also think they had a good time playing with the Little Bit.

I *know* that the Little Bit had fun. She loves playing with bigger kids, and doesn't seem intimidated by even much bigger kids. So she got to big and play party and climb and slide with the fabulous Miss C, and she got to run around like a crazy person, and climb and slide with the super-sweet Miss A.

Miss O refused to nap, and barely ate anything all day, but doled out no fewer than a hundred hugs and kisses, talked to me about everything and got to be Queen for a Day. A role she totally deserved, and one I look forward to her reprising with regularity.


Jen Barnes said...

That's so good for Miss O... sounds like it was good for you, too. :-)

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