All the while talking to herself...
"5 Birthday candles.... Max here's your princess...how are you sleeping?....goodnight!....little jack horners, sat in the corners, eating his Christmas pies'es....there-comfy seat for the babies....snug as a bug in a rug...."
If you are familiar with Max and Ruby (Books by Rosemary Wells, TV show on nick Jr.- you may recognize many of those lines- this is Zella's favorite thing to pretend)
We recently went to the doctor for her 3 year check up- she asked if I had any developmental/behavior questions or concerns. I decided to bring up the recent paranoia/phobic/anti-social behavior she has been occasionally exhibiting... (working in a psych hospital does not serve me well sometimes- as I am constantly jumping to conclusions and diagnosing those around me with various disorders) Anyway....she explained to me that at this age- their imagination is extremely active, and that leads to sometimes irrational fears, etc. That makes sense... this too shall pass.
I am a strong supporter of hands on parenting and playing with your kids, but some independent play time is important too! I can tell that it relaxes her, and boy did she need it after a fun filled morning of blueberrying!
We had a lot of fun for about 40 min., then things started to go a little sour...
Poor Mosie!!!! The super crowded wagon ride back did not make things any easier for the little guy!
Zella was a trooper though- and we made it home unscathed (after stopping at the near-by farmers market for apple cider donuts first)!
While Z plays independently and Mosie sleeps- I contemplate all of the possibilities for sweet blueberry treats....if only we'd picked a few more pounds! More to come tomorrow with what I decide to make tonight...pancakes? tarts? mufflins????