Tuesday, April 7, 2009


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.


cathy said...

It will come. L is a different child now than she was at age 3. Still tough, but waaaaaaaay better. I know Lucy will do the same.

D said...

{shaking my head here}
You KNOW better than to post about this.

Besides, this is just the lull before the 4-year old unstoppable sassy mouth starts.

Mark and Sarah said...

Isn't it awesome to have days where you just truly enjoy the company of your child and being with them?! Being able to praise her and see hope for a great personality is an incredible thing! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing!!


Michelle said...

Yeah! Thank you for sharing about the ups and downs of parenting a spirited child. I have a similar situation and have a hard time sharing the struggles that we have at times. It is nice to know I am not alone and there are different ways to interact and bond with her.

Malia'sMama said...

Go Lucy!

K Leclercq said...

How great! I love reading about kids behaving! It gives me such hope! :) Lucy has the cutest hair!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

It's real life Stacy...and you just happen to be real with you and yours.

I'm glad to hear Miss Lucy is taking on a calmer Miss Lucy...do you think it has something to do with the new puppy?

Glad to see she is feeling and doing better...enjoy the rest of Spring Break Momma!

Malia'sMama said...

I just awarded you on my blog :)

Gracie's Mom said...

Hi Stacy, I sent you a couple of emails regarding our upcoming trip in May. Didn't know if your were getting them or not???