Not a typical morning. All three kids woke up before dawn. 4 am Avinash, 5am Nandini and 6am Lakshman.
I rented a little safety rail to help her but she was still really scared. Trying new things is not her thing. At all. She's a perfectionist for sure. I wheeled her half way across the rink and my friend Marianne told her, "Wow!! You are doing amazing!"
Her whole face changed. She started smiling and declared, "I'm really skating! I guess I am good at skating!" She did not want to stop the whole time after that. I pushed her back and forth for two hours.
It's funny how a kind word from someone she loves can just totally change a situation. She got over her fears and had a great time. We talked about how it's okay to fall down because you can just get back up again. She never let go of the safety rail and she was so proud of herself. I love it.
I'm so grateful for our friends.
This bear slept in his carrier most of the afternoon. He eventually wanted out and then he was off. He was delighted with the slides.
I am not nearly as tired as I thought I would be. I watch a little New Girl on netflix to unwind. Turns out I missed a lot of the first season.
He gets really excited whenever he sees this toy. "Ew'wo! Ew'wo!!!!"
"His name i' Ew'wo" is a thing he really said. I laughed so hard. Why does Elmo have such a power over kids? It's other worldly.
It takes quite a while but I'm really glad I have all this journaling down for the photos. It is going to make putting this all together so much easier.