This week's prompt was Patriotic. I got so many adorable pictures of Daisy in her patriotic dress which will come in a later post but, for now I thought I would share this hilarious patriotic picture. I know my face looks scary....seriously, what the heck is up with my evil look...but, really this is my excited face and it makes Daisy happy. We had a wonderful day celebrating our countries independence at the lake, eating delicious food with our family! Can I just say how thankful I am for the freedom we have in this country. I feel incredibly blessed and am so grateful to all the men and women who sacrificed to make this a beautiful place to live. Thank you to all who have or are serving! What made your celebration memorable this year?
Isn't it a riot the things we will do as parents to make our kids happy, to get them to laugh or to get them to stop crying. For example, the past few nights that I have been putting Daisy down for bed she has started screaming like she is terrified and just to emphasize how weird this is....she rarely ever cries at all let alone in hysterics. Not to mention she is an angel about going to bed at night. A piece of cake! Now she becomes hysterical within a few seconds and clings to me and shakes. I'll be honest, it bothered me. I am not a tough momma who can just listen to that blood curdling random scream and not be moved and concerned. So, tonight I spent about 20 minutes with half of my body bent over the rail of the crib so my face could rest on Daisy's and my hand could hold hers tightly. I sang a soft, "Jesus loves you this I know," song into her ear and stroked her cheek. She had those hysterical chokes for about 10 minutes and then finally calmed down and started to doze off but, the second I tried to slowly slip away she started screaming again. It only lasted a minute though as I think she conked out from sheer exhaustion. Within a few minutes of walking out of the room, my right thigh was completely numb. Only now did it dawn on me that it was the result of pinching my body in half for nearly half an hour. Oh the things we mommas do for our little ones:). I read online that my gal could be going through a phase of being afraid of the dark and afraid of being left alone in her room at night so I will be sure to get her a little nightlight from now on. Hopefully this is just a funky phase that will pass quickly and we can get back to our easy bedtime routine! Oh, oh, Oh how I love this little girl!Next week's prompt: Orange