07 July 2011
Girl Time (Just Mommy and Julia)
Sometimes because Julia is so independent she gets really into her playing with dolls, or building a castle or reading a book that I feel like she doesn't even need me, but other times, like at night time, I'm noticing she really wants my attention and loves to snuggle with me, and so during those opportunities I try to stretch out those moments and give her just what she needs, and I get to be super close to her, and it feels so good to know she does enjoy my company, and likes when I read to her, and she even gets my jokes at times.
Julia waits in her room for me and she tells Daddy as she is kissing him goodnight, "Daddy, you can't stay for girl time, it's ONLY mommy and me, because you aren't a girl." John tries not to smile, but pretends to be super disappointed and dejected and walks out and tells me, "It's Girl Time."
We read each book, and of course mom acts it out, and Julia gets to say which book is next, and she asks the same questions during each story as the night before, and sometimes, like during Madeline, she "reads" right along with me because she has memorized the book. This is the best time of the day for me because there is no disciplining, there is no competing with Mark, there is no "acting out" behavior for attention, there is just Julia and Me and we are just enjoying each others company.
What more could a Girl ask for???