Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meazi and Mommy Time

I didn't have time to write anything today. I was spending some one on one time with my daughter. This past week she said, "You always Melese, Melese, Melese...all over Melese!" I handed the Ergo over to Steven, and Meazi and I went out for some time alone.

Mickey Pancakes included...


16 comments:

  1. Yay! This is a great reminder that I really need to work on some one-on-one time with D. Sisaye gets plenty, D not so much...

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  2. That's so sweet. Nice photo, too. I took my Bobo out for pancakes today, too.

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  3. pancakes can heal a lot of hearts.

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  4. Yay for mama and big kid time. So necessary, yet so easy to deprioritize when there are teensy ones around.

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  5. I love it. And the pancakes, too.

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  6. hooray that she can ask for what she needs! that's great!

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  7. I hope you both had a beautiful time....

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  8. Girls always knows how to tell us what they need! :) Hope you had a great time together!

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  9. I think its fabulous she was able to tell you that! Girls Rock ;)

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  10. how much do you love writing the sentence "I was spending some one on one time with my daughter." :-)

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  11. Girl time sounds wonderful! Way to listen to your child :) I love it.

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  12. GREAT move. It can be so hard to put aside what you're doing and listen to what your child is asking for...I applaud you for being flexible (something I certainly struggle with). "Special time" where each child gets a chance for some one-on-one time with a parent is highly recommended in the HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book "Brothers and Sisters in Adoption" by Arleta James. We are still finishing up our dossier for our adopted children, but special time is important for every child, so we've been making an effort to give each of our two birth children some time with one parent or the other each week. Yesterday my 4 yr old daughter made pumpkin scones with Dad while my 6 yr old son and I drew a picture of a freight train on a l-o-n-g roll of paper (about 20 feet). We make a point of calling it "special time" and they look forward to it and really appreciate it. They also get to be in control (within reason) of what we do during special time. I believe "special time" may be suggested in another highly recommended book, too: "Playful Parenting." (like you have plenty of time to read right now, right ???) Love your blog. :-)

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  13. oh Julie how sweet!!!
    Q and i often head to the cafe for a scone and some conversation.
    Yay for you listening and responding so quickly! Amazing what an hour and a pancake can do?

    Babies are so needy! As the oldest of four I applaud you for seeing big girls are too!

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