The past few weeks, this is what I have been waking up to. A snuggly, half-awake, cuddly, sweet little four-year-old, who insists on sharing my pillow and being next to me until it’s time to get up. Sometimes she’ll rub my arm. Sometimes she’ll go back to sleep. She always brings all of the toys she took to bed with her the night before — books, stuffed animals, a sippy cup of water, you name it and she manages to bring it all in one trip. She comes in right about sunrise and just wants to be close.
It’s that time of year again — sniffles, colds, allergies, and the flu — and with all of that comes seriously irritated noses! In our house, when cold season hits, we turn to Boogie Wipes saline wipes to keep Miss A’s nose clean without irritating or drying it out. We’ve been using Boogie wipes for about two years now. While they’re great for kids — even I love them. We generally buy the grape scent, which smells so much like the grape scented markers we used when I was a kid, but they also come in other scents, as well as unscented.
It’s almost time for Halloween again! I love the holidays, and Halloween kicks off the season right, with kids dressing up like their favorite characters or in other creative outfits and trick or treating. It’s been even more fun since Miss A was born, since we get to dress her up and take her out!
Miss A has been going through a bit of a baby doll phase lately. She just loves to get out her dolls and dress them up, feed and rock them, and put them in a stroller and push them around. I love seeing her imagination come to life, so when I saw American Doll Room, I knew I had to give one a try.
Miss A loves television. Maybe that makes me a bad mom, maybe not? But when she comes home from school, she’s been on the go all day, learning, playing, creating, thinking, socializing, and when she comes home she needs time to just unwind, so we put on the TV for a half hour or so and let her have that time to herself. Some of her favorite shows include Dora the Explorer, My Little Pony, and Spongebob Squarepants.
…Oh baby, don’t hurt me
Don’t hurt me no more
Oh, baby don’t hurt me
Don’t hurt me no more…