I like that my daughter lines things up.
Things have been insanely busy around the Pink Cup House, but I wanted to catch you up. Frances, at nearly 11.5 years, is changing. For one thing, she has become very tall and lanky, and she’s starting to appear more teenager-ish. For another thing, she is now likely to share facts with people as aContinue reading “Changes”
We’re at the end of a snowstorm which could be winter’s last hurrah. Late yesterday afternoon, while explaining the amount of snowfall to Frances, I said, “Oh, it’s less than half a Barbie in depth.” So, dolls really are everywhere in our life now.
I have two daughters (9 and 13) and the closest I’ve ever come to a non-girly themed celebration was the Backyardigans party that I arranged for Pink Cup Sister’s 4th birthday. Now Frances, who is obsessed with dolls and horses, has just announced that she wants a dinosaur-themed party to celebrate her 10th birthday! I’mContinue reading “But dinosaurs weren’t pink…Right?”
Frances went on a long play date today (without me). It’s the same family that hosted the last one, the one that is familiar with Frances and her needs. It seems that the event went very well until two other, unfamiliar children showed up unexpectedly. If anyone had known this was going to happen, IContinue reading “A play date”
Frances was near crying as the other girls of her ABA (applied behaviour analysis) group walked into the reception area. “I’m not going,” she told me. “I don’t want to go somewhere without you,” she said. She was pouting. “You didn’t consult me. You didn’t even ask me if I wanted to do this,” sheContinue reading “The new ABA group”
I’m still sick and lying on the sofa, so we had to cancel some travel plans. Frances and I have been watching her favourite YouTube doll videos all morning…
Frances: I think Daddy wants even my dollhouse to be neat! Me: Oh, why? Frances: I think it’s OCD.
Lots of drama yesterday when Frances found this in a toy bin. She actually threw it out which, in itself, is incredible.
Frances: What would it be like if we had a playroom the size of our house? Me: What makes you think we don’t?