Raising a Blended Family

{ Sweet Moments }

on August 20, 2012

Tonight, Thing One, on a whim, decided she wanted a bubble bath.  Baths are a rare occurrence around here, and showers are an in-and-out thing, the better to get back to playing sooner.  But she needed to get clean and had plenty of time before bed- I shrugged and said why not.

She decided en route to the tub that she would take her two dollies with her- she never ever plays with dollies either, but again, why not?  She even asked if she could grab two small towels for her dollies after the bath, so we picked out a couple towels and a couple premie baby outfits from the heaps of baby clothes we have lying around here and she had herself a grand ‘ole splashin’ time.

Afterwards, she brushed her own hair… then the babies’ (nonexistent) hair.  She got her babies dressed and got herself dressed as well. She tucked them into her bed (along with her favorite stuffed animal, a Penguin named Penguiy) and came out to give me hugs and kisses, announcing that “the kids are in bed so please be quiet mommy” as she came out of her room.

I hugged her and kissed her and told her to go climb in bed and I would be in in a minute to tuck her in.

I walked into the room not five minutes later, and my girl was already asleep. Snoring. Cuddling her babies like a good mama.


My heart melted. How could it not?

For all her snark and sass and trying-way-too-hard-to-be-a-grown-up-‘tude…. she’s seven. And she’s still our little girl.


2 responses to “{ Sweet Moments }

  1. allison-lee says:

    I think she’s excited about being a big sister.

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