Life with an almost three year old.

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As an educator, I look forward to summer!  For a few months I’ll be able to play the role of “stay-at-home-Memaw” to my almost three year old granddaughter, Chloe.  We have a unique situation…we keep her every week-end and all holidays.  I’ll have her for most of the summer.   She has a big personality…which can be both good and bad.  This first week with her has been fun.  Now, if I can just convince her to poop in the potty, it will be perfect.  She is completely potty-trained for #1, but she refuses to go #2 in the potty…I plan on doing some research…I’m open to suggestions…please :-)!

She really likes routine…and goes bonkers when her routine is not followed.  For example, at bedtime, she takes a bath (as long as possible), then we go upstairs to her room.  Every night she says, “I have to play for a little bit, Memaw”.  Then, she sits at her little toy vanity and plays with the same things every night.  She ends with her toy wand turning me into all kinds of animals of which I am obliged to mimic their sound.  Next on the routine is to read a book.  She will choose one book and ask me to read it night after night until I can convince her to move to a new book.  Next, I sing Jesus loves me to her and then I pray for her.   At this point every night she has to turn off the light and I lay her down and say one last “God Bless…” prayer.  This is where we list everyone we know to “God Bless”.  Finally, as I tiptoe out, she always says, “See you in a little bit, Memaw”.  I’m not sure where she got that, but it sure is cute.

About a month ago, I wasn’t feeling well and was trying to take a nap while she watched cartoons.   She began going through the routine starting with singing Jesus Loves Me and then praying.  She ended with telling me she would see me in a little bit.

So the same to all of you – See you in a little bit!

May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.  The Lord be with all of you.   2 Thessalonians 3:16

Elaine

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