I am so lucky to have some free time with my beautiful girl. Usually we spend our days in the car, at the shop, running errands, or dropping her off at grandma and grandpa's house.
The past two weeks, I haven't had to work so much at the shop. Paloma and I have been playing and getting to spend some special time at home. Or we peruse target or the local thrift store. But mostly we prefer being at home.
Most of the play that takes place is the two of us pretending we are princesses.
Usually it goes like this
(in Palomas words):
"I'm the queen and you are my sister."
We tell each other how brave and beautiful we are. We help each other.
"I'm the queen and you are Hans, the prince." And we dance, or we beat up witches or rescue puppies.
"I'm a ballerina and you are my dad, the king." She dances and I get the bad guys.
"I am a princess and I have a lot of puppies and you are going to buy them."
When I look at her in her dress, her crown and her jewelry, I just can't not play. I mean, look at the photo above. My heart is ready to burst at that sight.
So, when jeremiah calls me and asks me what I have been doing while he is slaving away at work, well I have to tell him the truth. I did some housework and also Paloma wanted to pretend. Most of the time I am doing this or that around the house while she fills our mornings with long, drawn out scenarios. She even tells me what to say.
She often asks when I will send her to ballerina school. Which I need to remember to look up. She loves dressing up in sparkly skirts that we found at the goodwill.
She is so head strong and at times difficult. We get past the fits and tantrums. She is definitely a bright, curious, intelligent girl.
She sings to me. She dances so sweetly. She has such a wild imagination. She tells me I am beautiful all the time. Some days I haven't even showered and she compliments me.
There are days I ask her if there is anywhere she would like to go. She just says, "I want to go home. "
We are always going here-and-there that it's nice when we have days where it is just my lom's and I, with the house to ourselves. Not a boy in sight.
We enjoy our time together, just us girls.