Friday, February 22, 2008

My little four year old

We went with Claire and Karen to the Children's Museum this week and had a blast. The girls had a great time, and I think Claire was amazed. That first visit is so impressive! Anyway, at one point, Isabella wanted to go to the dance room which is within eyesight of the police car. Abby, however, wanted to remain in the police car and direct the other kids who were her criminals in the backseat. I asked her to come with me so that Isabella could dance, and she said, "I'll be okay here, Mom." I told her that I wanted us to all stay together, and she quickly replied, "I'll be okay. Trust me, baby, trust me." I thought I was going to fall out right there! She sounded like a teenager saying that.

On a different note, Abby went to a different dance class today since we can't be there tomorrow. Last week her teacher taught her the wrong footing for third position. When we were reading a ballet book, Abby noticed that the stance was different. I then asked her what her teacher said. Turns out that the girl teaching taught them fifth position for third. I did take ten years of ballet, and I know my positions. Not much else...but I do know those. So anyway, I showed Abby the five positions correctly as we read the ballet book. So today I see her in ballet telling Mrs. Nikki that the teacher last week was wrong about her positions. Abby proceeded to explain the whole thing to her and how Mommy showed her in a book what third position really was. That child doesn't miss a beat. (At least she didn't tell the mistaken teacher that she was wrong!) more thing....last night I asked Abby at the dinner table what her favorite part of the day was. She said, "When you came to my room to wake me up all by yourself." Make my heart melt. That child is so loving and precious. Now if we could only get her to stay precious when her blood sugar gets too high!

Ballet is definitely Abby's new obsession. We have to wear the outfit, practice the moves, check out books on it, watch the shows, everything. Last week she had to watch Dancing Princesses before ballet because she said Genevieve would get her ready to do ballet. In the pool the other day, we were swimming ballerinas, and we had to do pirouettes and arabesques in the water. It was too cute! She even got Matt to do a plie and a releve the other night. That was priceless!

And let me not be remiss by recording here that yesterday when I went to check her sugar during MOMS....I walked into the room right as she was "delivering her baby" out of her shirt! I laughed so hard. Mrs. Penny said she and Anna Claire had been pretending to be pregnant and delivering babies all year long. I had no idea. Abby has done this once with Sammy and Nicki at our house, but I've never seen her do it any other time. I think all these pregnancies are taking a toll on her! Pregnant at the ripe old age of four. Now that's news!

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