I am at the stage where I need to write down practically everything Ellie says. She's hilarious! We're seeing the best of the best (she's adorable, learning so much, and loves her sister SOO much!) and the worst (she's convinced she ought to get what she wants all of the time, and gets easily frustrated when things don't go according to her plans.) But you know what? I love that BOTH of these things are true about her!
One of Ellie's favorite lines has become, "ummm, I like both" :) Ask her who should put her to bed- mommy or daddy? Her answer- BOTH
Make cookies with her and ask her what she likes in them better m&m's or chocolate chips? "umm, I like both" she will reply.
Ask her if she wants to go on a walk or to the library for story time? Guess what, she wants BOTH!
I'm learning that giving her an option isn't always the best option! But I love watching her process what she is thinking and being able to express herself to us.
Yesterday I took the girls to MOPS. It was really strange to leave them in childcare for 2.5 hours as I don't think I've done that before? Ellie did awesome, and Josie did pretty well. But I'm still curious to know what all they did during that time. On the way home I tried to ask Ellie about it. I did learn two things..
"We didn't have graham crackers for snack, we just had goldfish"
"We read about God" (When I asked her what happened in the story, she mentioned the library??)"
I'm kind of feeling like Ellie right now. I'm grateful for life in our new town. I love our house. I'm excited about what God is doing on campus. But I miss our old home. I miss our old routine, our friends, our church, our way of life. If you ask me what I want, I want BOTH!
Isn't that the way we often are about life?
And if you're wondering, we put BOTH M
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