Relatedly, my daughter can *always* be counted on to offer opportunities for Lenten-inspired sacrificial offering up. :0
Monday morning, 2:50 am:
"MOM?!" *hysterical sobs*
I rush into her bedroom. "What's wrong, sweetie?"
"I...I...I MISS MY FRIENDS!!" *big tears!*
"Oh. Well, you're going to be going to school in a few hours, sweetie. You'll see your friends then."
"I will?" *sniffle*
This is just the conversation I want to be having at 3 am. :0
"Mommy, would you lay with me for awhile?"
*I settle in*
"Mommy, can I sleep in your bed?"
"No, darling. But I'll stay here with you for a spell." There is only so much penance a mother can offer. #wildsleeper
"Mommy, Aria...MOVED AWAY, and I thought she was coming back, BUT SHE DIDN'T!" *fresh tears!*
Ah. The crux of the issue.
"Aw, I'm sorry sweetie. You probably miss Aria and are sad."
"Yes." *pathetic sniffle*
It took a bit of soothing to get her settled down and back to sleep. Hence, I was absolutely exhausted all day Monday. I offered it up for your intentions. ;-)
Meanwhile though, this weekend was absolutely stunning, and a clear harkening of spring being on the way. And a busy spring it will be! I had a bridal shower to attend on Saturday, and indeed we have two weddings coming up in April! I also have a bunch of dance events and trips coming up this spring and summer, and details about all of that fun stuff will be forthcoming. I can't wait!
And speaking of dance, look what I scored during a family trip to the public library on Sunday:
After our trip to the library, we stopped off at our local outdoor ice rink for a later winter walk around:
|The kids posing with Shark Girl. It looks like Henry at least *thought* about smiling :0|
How was your 4th Sunday of Lent, dear reader? How is your Lent going? Do write in and tell me all about it. :-)