With Clementine, I’m never quite sure how I’m going to feel come monthly report time. This month, we had several challenging days, from the rebellions she staged during nap time at preschool to some unbelievably moody evenings, to some lip that would be tough coming from a teenager (One quote after we forced her to go potty but then let her pick out her outfit: “See, sometimes you’re in charge of me, but sometimes I’m in charge of you.”):
But we must have ended on an up note, because with her in bed, I’m reviewing these photos and thinking, has there ever been a more delicious three-year-old on the face of the planet??
This weekend we had stunningly beautiful weather and got to spend tons of time outside. My favorite part about this was how the girls played together, often looking out for each other as they battled other kids on the playground (she, as “Queen Esther of Australia), and having so much fun helping each other out:
It was pure love, unstaged – no “closeness for the camera” here. Maybe it’s their complete obsession with Frozen that has shown them that sisters should be best friends, but whatever it is, I’ll take it. Clementine often acts out the role of Elsa and has memorized major portions of the movie (which makes us feel better about her selective counting from 10-20). She also continues to love her “get ready for pre-K” book, and has been really interested in new challenges (balance bike, for example), which shows us that she actually loves to learn:
Speaking of loving to learn, she got into a new preschool for the fall – a Montessori school that we think will really foster her interest in reading, writing, and just about anything else you show her. Because despite her bold behavior, we keep getting clues into what is actually a pretty deep little thinker. For example, her teacher told us the other day that in the middle of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Clem burst out with, “If I were her I would’ve just gotten some tape and fixed the chair.”