Pippi hasn't made an appearance on the blog, lately, but there are some things you need to know about this most spectacular kiddo.
--She loves music. It rejuvenates her when she's tired and helps her feel happy when she's sad.
--She's smart. She observes things around her. She doesn't take everything she reads for granted. --She knows how to express her feelings with words. For example, "Mom, talking to me in that tone of voice isn't helpful. I am doing the best I can."
--She learns by example. So you can thank me for all of her good qualities, and her bad. ;-)
--She loves her sister and helps immensely as a bodyguard, photographer, and in general extra pair of hands around the kitchen.
--She loves to play. Most of her learning is still done through play, so it's very hard to make her sit and do homework.
--She needs her space. (Don't we all!!!)
--She's very excited to be baptized this year. She was so excited when she came home from the "Great to be Eight" event last Sunday. And the excitement is still there a week later.
--She loves her stuff. Her room is filled with things she has made, and she loves every one of them. I tried to bribe her with a big reward for filling a garbage bag for of stuff to give or throw away, but every object I see as junk she sees as a project waiting to happen.
--She's an incredible helper. Saturday morning Bardo woke up very early the Warlock and I groaned as we rolled over in bed, but then we heard Pippi's sweet voice say, "Come on Bardo, let's read a book." We were SO grateful.