She is also showing a nurturing side. One day I went into her room after nap, and found all the little storage baskets had been taken out of her armoire. Nestled inside the baskets were stuffed animals dressed in pajamas. Delaney had been in there playing little mommy, and I thought it was the sweetest thing ever.
On Thursday, after I'd brought her home from her second day at school, she said, "Annie missed me." I said, "Yes, she did." Then she gave her a hug and said, "I love you, Annie." I guess absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
She got the second haircut of her life this month. I don't even think the first one counted; it was more of a formality, so I could get a few snips of hair in an envelope and call it a first haircut. That was about a year ago. This time she had a good three to four inches taken off, and now it's all nice and even at the bottom, and so much easier for me to work with. Before, it was down to her lower back and getting pretty scraggly at the ends.
Later, when I asked her what she did at school, she said they'd had "circle time." I asked her what you do at circle time. "We just sit there," she said. "Then I got up and my teacher said, 'You've got to sit back down so we can have circle time.'" When I woke her up on Thursday (strangely, the only times she's slept in of late have been her two days of school) and told her it was time to get ready for school, the first thing she said was, "Circle time!"
A year ago today: Family pictures