Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring has sprung?

The last 3 weeks one of us has been on spring break around here. I wish it could have been together but one day we will be able to use the girls spring break as a little family time. Last week the girls were home so I did all my work for the week at the beginning of the week so I could spend time with them. It helped that it was my first week in a new session so the work load was not crazy! Mackenzie and I got sick and I didn't sleep for 2 nights so Thursday and Friday I was a little out of it, but the girls were so helpful and played with her so I could rest a little. I really enjoyed having them home and made me very ready for summer!
Friday night before bed, Ainsley started crying and saying she was feeling fat and like she had gained "40 pounds in the last few weeks!" It broke my heart and we talked and I sent her to bed. I didn't feel like I made much progress so I called her back to me and we talked more. It turned out that lately her clothes had become tight and it made her feel fat. I explained that she had just hit a growth spurt - most of her clothes were a 6 and she is nearly 8! Then I told her we would go get some new pants tomorrow. I was so glad I called her back to talk more. Poor girl was miserable and carrying that around for awhile.
The next day we went to get her some new clothes and I had her try things on. The look on her face when she was putting the clothes on was so precious. Later on she told me she felt pretty in her new clothes. I do teach my girls that true beauty is on the inside and not what you look like or what you wear, but as a girl myself, I feel better when I look good on the outside.
I am definitely missing my 2 big girls today, yes they fought and had to be called down some but they are my babies and they are growing so fast. I want them to always be my babies and enjoy being with me as much as I enjoy being with them. So hug your babies today, they will be grown tomorrow!

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