Since it has been decided that the bus and Miss Cambria Joy (seen here with the completely loveable Izzy) are not the best match at this time, I get the privilege of being able to pick her up from school two days a week. Yesterday was my first day.
It was a surprise to her that I was picking her up so she came hopping and skipping up the car with a happy face. Also her new light-up, red and black Star Wars boots, green coat, Ninja Turtle backpack and sporting a very feminine "messy bun" ,(She informed me of this important description in the car. Not a ballet bun, or a sock bun, but a messy bun. This is important.) One of the things I love best about this kid is that she refuses to be boxed into a stereotype. She loves pink and can be really girly, but if she likes it, she wears it, or plays with it. I think having a brother and a very wise mother helps. I hope the world doesn't beat this out of her. So far, so good.
So she buckles herself into her car seat, tears open her fruit snack package and I ask how school was today.
Nana: What was great about it?
Cambria: We had art today. Last time we painted and today we put fabric and feathers on it. I thought of you because I know you love a feather.
Nana: You are so right, I do love a feather. (I also love that she pays attention.) I'm looking forward to seeing that when it's finished.
Cambria: Some kids are so mean. (She is completely over the art project and on to the next thing on her mind.) I had to tell on (names withheld to protect the innocent/guilty) twice today.
Nana: Oooh, you gotta watch that baby, you don't want to be a tattle tale.
Cambria: I know, but it's not ok to be mean.
When we got home a just waking up Emerson came to tell me about the Elmo legos and how they are put away in the play room. I love this. I love anything they have to say to me. Looking forward to the days of Car Talk with Emerson.