It was really QUIET. Hats was perfectly lovely the entire trip. There was no screaming or fighting, and I had a chance to find out what she is all about sans brothers: doctors, butterflies, and ponies. For some reason, her confidence surprised me. I know that we were only around family and people she is familiar with, but she rocked the hand on the hip and talked a mile a minute unless she was sleeping. In the fall, Calvin will go to school, and I was a bit worried how she would handle the void when he is at school. Now I know it will be quiet and she is already a leader. I should not be surprised by her confidence. After all, aren't we raising our children to know they are enough?
The weekend was a good opportunity for me to get to know my daughter. Some highlights:
-Everywhere we went, she stopped to introduce herself to someone. "I'm Hattie. Nice to meet you. This is my mom."
-I went out to dinner with a friend, and Hattie stayed at my mom's. She slept most of the time, so we got back to the hotel room and she wanted "lunch". Watching her eat a turkey sandwich at midnight and then crawl into bed with a smile has to be on my All Time Greatest Moments list.
-While in Kansas, we hit up a Target. She is into dress up right now, and we found a pair of butterfly wings and a "king crown". Once we were at home, she was flitting around the living room wearing them both:
Hattie: I need my butterfly wings and my king crown. I'm a king.-This.
Calvin: You mean princess?
Hattie: No. King.