Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Little Lady

I was running errands with the girls yesterday afternoon and we stopped by to see Gini at her office, but she was not there.  This was  going to be the fun part of Sophie's afternoon, and when she found out that Gigi was not there the tears started flowing. 

I was running through our options of how we could spend the rest of the afternoon when I spotted Chickfila.  I figured Sophie could play on the playground inside for a little bit and then I could feed her an early supper of her favorites: chicken nuggets, french fries and polination sauce (Polynesian sauce).   On the way there we passed Gini and she pulled in the parking lot so we could see her.  Sophie's tears had dried up the minute she heard any talking of Chickfila, and she was so eager to get in there and play that she would not give Gigi the attention she deserved!

Sophie played for a little bit and then it was time  for Maddie to eat, so I ordered Sophie's food.  I asked her if she wanted to sit in a highchair or a big girl chair.  Of course she opted for the big girl chair.  I got her situated with her food, and pulled out Maddie's baby food.  As I was feeding the baby, I watched Sophie eat.  She dipped each nugget in her sauce so precisely.  Then a french fry, then a sip of her sprite.  "I need a napkin mama", she said, and then wiped  her little mouth.  I had a proud "mama" moment to myself.  I can't believe how she is growing up.  She is using the best manners.  My heart could burst!  Such a little lady.  It was a moment with her that I don't want to forget.

I was sharing this with mama and daddy, and mama was laughing with me saying how you want to remember those sweet times because you know that they will be in between all the times of typical toddler behavior.  So I am writing it down to remind me that when she tries my patience by pouring out an entire bottle of syrup on the kitchen floor while I am changing Maddie's diaper, I am raising a little lady.   And when she insists on squating in the yard to use the restroom, I am raising a little lady.  And when she throws an absolute temper tantrum because I will not give in to a third juice box I know she is going to be a little lady.  With God's grace, mercy, and help I will raise both my girls to be little ladies.

Phillipians 1:6
"There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears"

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