But needless to say, at one point I looked at dad and said "Wow, what would our lives been without these kids?" And he responded "Quiet." And Chloe said "Daaaaaddd!"
But seriously- we have great conversations on our deck. Chloe asked me to make "Rice Kristophers" today (yeah mom- to everyone else those would be Rice Kr*spie Treats)
And Chance ask Chloe if she likes to "smell his AXE" (body spray) and she insisted he was swearing at her:) They banter, they pick. They laugh at each other and themselves.
After that the kids watched me bath the doggies, we all got cleaned up and went to town. Chloe had to find a new bathing suit, and thankfully she is quite modest, but that's also harder to find in girl's swimwear.
We picked up medicine for Paisley and got some marshmallows and butter for the treats. Chloe made the regular ones with my help and Paisley the chocolate ones.
But even bigger, in the store Paisley said "Mom, look." Then later she said "Mom, don't forget" (Her gum replacement) and again later "Mom, can I see this? (my camera) And just now "Mom, I'm cold."
Each time easier and easier it comes. It seems so natural to me. But knowing she is making effort because it's not easy/natural to her, that's soooo exciting. So sweet.
I'm thrilled to hear it out of her. It's getting her far:) She got her gum. She got to take funny pictures of her knees, feet, legs, and she got a big warm blanket wrapped around her and a big hug to warm her up:)
Just a lazy Saturday but for me, one I will not forget any time soon. Because today I saw baby steps of a girl who wants to have someone she can count on, she can trust, she can know loves her--- she wants to have a MOM and today I am HER MOM:)