Thursday, July 21, 2011

Enjoying This Moment...


Last week, I pulled Paprika out of her summer preschool. It was just a summer session (4 weeks)- but it was just too much. The decision was pretty sudden- it all kind of came to a head when I felt like we had too much going on, and I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown (for real!)


Plus, there was this little issue of one of the girls in Paprika's class bullying Paprika "mean girls" style. So, Paprika wasn't having such a great time with it, either, so it didn't really seem worth it to stick it out.


Now I have both girls with me all day, every day again, and I have to say I really love it. Although not every moment with them is perfect, they really are the best of friends and they have the most wonderful, magical, enchanted times together.

Over the past few days, they have sprinkled "fairy dust" (glitter) all over themselves, our house, and tried flying through the air together.

They have made "snow" out of Pirate's Booty.

They have danced together, played dress-up, bounced in their bouncy castle, made magnificant works of art, played with Daisy, and pretended to be babies together in Ginger's crib...just to name a few things.


These days are very fun. Very busy and tiring, yes. But so very fun. I know that when Paprika goes to school in the Fall, it will be over once again. But for now, I am so glad to have these two with me every waking moment and drink in their zest and vigor for life.


Even with their penchant for mischief, I am still so smitten and in love with these girls. No, Ginger, I wasn't really planning on eating those cookies! Help yourself! ;-)



Erin said...

I LOVE this post Erika! That first picture seriously gave me goose bumps. There is nothing in this world like sister love. I melt every day seeing my two girls together. Such special bonds. You were smart to quit summer school. Too much is never a good thing and they are only little for such a short time (even though some days it feels like they will be forever!) :)

Sheila said...

Mean kids suck!

I love the picture with Paprika and her dolly in matching dresses! She is such a pretty and happy girl.
My favortie photo of Ginger is and always will be when she's being "Naughty Baby". She is getting tall and slim this summer.

I hope school will be a perfect fit in the fall, if not I'd have to go with home school or Montessori. How much should one little girl have to put up with for an education?

Why are some girls sugar and spice and everything nice and others pit vipors and sassy, pain in the asses? This post was a flash back to me the first time I encountered a classmate of my daughter's who looked angelic and was anything but when left to her own devices. So glad I had a happy, contented, loving and gregarious child. I was fortunate that my daughter had a very sharp teacher and addressed it immediately.She called both sets of parents right away to come for a meeting at school. We met with her separately. My daughter was physically hurt by this child. It wasn't bad, she was okay and did forgive and play with the little girl again. You just can't judge a book by the cover. EARS and EYES are a Mom's best friend, along with swift and immediate intervention on the child and parent level! I was very glad that her mother called me to apologize sincerely and be sure my daughter was okay. She was as shocked as all of us by the behavior. Her daughter was an only child so she hadn't really observed her too often with other children. Her classmate did cry,hug and apologize for hurting her and promised she'd never do it again.
She had been jealous that another classmate was trying to be friends and play with my daughter.

Mimi said...

Aw, so cute!
love that first picture of sister love.
Enjoy them! Enjoy your summer!

ferfischer said...

Sounds like the right decision! I love our time at home with no commitments and pure creativity!