Bea is quickly catching up in size to MG. They are now sharing some of the same clothes. Today MG took Bea upstairs, changed her diaper, and dressed her in one of her Aurora nightgowns. It was a little loose and saggy on her, but precious none the less.
Every meal is a battle with MG. “how much more do I have to eat? I don’t really like that. I just want noodles with no sauce.” Bea multitasks with her spoon and fingers; stuffing gobs of runny food into her mouth with abandon. And then firmly but politely asks, “more? more? more?”.
The girls are still sharing a room at night. MG claims she can’t fall asleep without “telling stories” first. The only person who is privy to these tales is Bea….but she usually falls asleep before the ending. Every once in a while we will walk by and catch a snatch of monologue. Stella is a brand new baby. Isn’t she sweet? Princess Aurora gets sick a lot and has to sleep with a bucket. Prince Phillip is coming to rescue us but we have to be quiet so Maleficent doesn’t hear us. There are songs, there are villains, a lot of princesses and babies, but they always end well.
They say that children make sense of their world by processing them through story. And I guess in many ways, that still makes me a child at heart.