OK I am taking a chance here because I know in my heart that the "blog effect" will come and crap on my praise parade but here goes:
I believe Lucy is moving out of the "nearly diagnosable" stage of horridness and into somewhat of a enjoyable balanced shall I say nice and fun child.
For over a week (or two) now we've had our moments of pure evil but but they've been on the outter edge of normal human behaviors. Today I saw that side of her that I hope and pray will someday be her dominant personality. Lucy was kind and careful with Jacob (who we babysat all day and part of the night). She stayed within yelling distance at the zoo and was a real trooper about walking. Lucy ate her lunch good and didn't freak out on Amelia when she (Amelia) wanted her toys back (I was nervous that Lucy was going to throw one down, but she just moved on). After a car-ride nap Lucy and I snuggled a little (yeah) and then played outside as long as we could. The boys came over and Lucy was kind and accomodating to them as well.
I really loved to see her interact with our older neighbor kids (9 and 11 yrs). Lucy was really mature in how she played with them and asked questions and tried to engage them. Watching her was very very enjoyable today.
Spring break is the greatest. Tomorrow we head to Bemidji to hang with one of our favorite families.