"a portrait of, and quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2015"
Jackson: I'm thrilled to say that he's become a bit of a bookworm lately and all it took was finding the right read for him. I believe he's read 3 Percy Jackson novels already this year and I couldn't be happier. He still loves his iPod a little too much but is keen to pick up his book without a push from me.
"Hey Mom, there's this vine..."
Lily: Her anxiety seems to have calmed during the day but bedtime isn't fun right now. She is very concerned with "am I ok?" "am I going to die" "do you think the vein above my eye is extra purple?" "was it a good day" Honestly, it's exhausting but I'm trying my best to just reassure and love. She used to hit the pillow and be out within minutes but not right now. She is insistent that I sit or lay down next to her and hold her hand for a few minutes. So much worry. She can go about the day with all her usual craziness (she really is a fantastic little lady) then we get to bedtime and she is alone with her thoughts and things get ugly. I encourage the best thoughts, try to get her to imagine different things but her worries take over. I have chatted about this with other moms with older kids and heard from several that their kids did the same thing and it will pass. I hope it does but until then I will be there to support and try my best to get her through.
"They should've shot the deputy."