I’m truly loving the stage we are in right now. Cora is coming along so nicely. She is much less temperamental…she can communicate what she is feeling, needing, wanting. She loves to kiss and cuddle me. Sometimes she will cup my face in her hands, give me a big kiss on the lips and say “I love you mommy.” It melts me. Elinor is just silly and adorable. She is busy, she is fast, she is mischievous, she is spoiled.
She is very quick and seems to be a really capable little thing.
She’s tough and she’s a total daredevil. Right now her face is covered in ugly looking scrapes as she fell down some stone steps. She is scary like that.
Cora is still obsessed with dancing. We are going to sign her up for her first ballet lessons. I know she will love it. As strong willed as Cora can be, she thrives in controlled and busy environments. Sending her to preschool one day a week has been the best thing for her. I am pretty sure dance will be the same.
I often think about how this world tries to deny and belittle femininity. They would say we suppress girls through making them want to play princess, wear pink, love dolls, etc. Any mother of a girl knows…you don’t have to teach them any of this! It is their nature to love what is feminine because God designed them this way. I love it, I embrace it…and yes, I do promote it because she is a girl! I want her to develop into what I believe is a secure woman. Someone who is first and foremost secure in Christ but second, secure in who she is as a woman in Christ. That she will have a healthy understanding of the biblical fact that God designed her with a different role than a man and that is not just ok…but it is good! Why? Because God says it is good and necessary…so that’s a good enough reason for me.
And life has definitely slowed down since Christmas. We are enjoying 2013 so far but I must admit…I cannot wait for warmer weather. I find the cold and dreary days tedious. We spend so much time indoors, more time in front of the TV. I am not as productive as I would like to be. However, it looks like this week has been warmer. We were able to go the park yesterday…maybe we will fit a couple more trips in this week!
And I need to sign off and get this day going because the day is already getting away from me…happy Tuesday!