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It’s Not All Bad

February 19, 2009

I know I lament a lot about the challenges with the Big One, but I want to set the record straight that it’s not all bad. {yes, mommy guilt has kicked in}.

In addition to being a tester, she is crazy funny, imaginative, smart, beautiful, witty and quite charming.

She puts on a fabulous ballet show despite the fact that she’s never taken a ballet class in her life.

She is quite the entertaining magician. She puts on her princess dress, commands the “stage” and waves her princess wand around screaming “ABRA-CADRA!!” over and over and over again and then takes a bow.

She is an aspiring Olympic gymnast. She can do somersaults with the best of them.

And she has an amazing knack to soothe the Little One. Ever since the Little One was itty bitty, the Big One has been able to sing her down from whatever she is fretting about. At the first instance of fussiness all the way to  calming a full fledged tantrum, the sound of the Big One singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” calms the Little One. I wish it were that easy for me.

So yes three has been a challenge, you can all rest assured that I will miss is terribly. I know it’s only a matter of time before she’ll figure out that she’s not really the best ballet dancer, magician, gymnast or singer. And you can bet that I will be here blubbering on about where my innocent little rock star went.

Isn’t it amazing how when faced with a group of pre-schoolers you are surrounded by the most talented group of individuals you will ever met. If you ask them who can dance, sing, paint, draw or cook they will all gladly volunteer. It’s a sad shame that by the time they get into the midst of elementary school that all changes and somewhere along the way they became aware of what makes them “good” at something. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could retain that preschool confidence? What an amazingly different world we would live in.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2009 9:29 am

    I only wish we all still had the confidence that young children have! Of course, children do rub off on us a bit. I can’t remember ever dancing or singing at Target or the mall, and now I find myself doing those things when I’m with Delia — yes, even out in public. 🙂

  2. karen permalink
    February 23, 2009 9:14 am

    ok NOW you are going to make me cry! 😉 Thanks for the playdate – we had a great time!

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