Friday, October 8, 2010

An evening with my daughter...

It has finally happened!  Bailey, my nine year old, has finally gotten too big for her britches.

Well, not really!

I got home from work the other day and Bailey stopped me just inside the door.  "Mom, we need to talk!"  I stopped and listened, waiting for some silliness that I was sure she was about to share with me.  I was shocked when she said, "We don't spend enough time together!  We need a girl's night!"

I'm pretty over extended right now.  Between getting Robert some help, getting ready for Haiti, and a hundred other things, I really haven't made time for her.  I told her I was working at the church one night this week and she could go with me.  She was so excited, and told me every day that she couldn't wait for our night together.

We're getting the new set ready and it's going to be awesome!  It's going to be even more awesome knowing how much fun Bailey and I had helping.  It was so awesome to reconnect with her.
In the new Pastor stool.
Pretending to be our Pastor.
With the ball, that used to be the stripe

Here are some things I learned about my daughter tonight:
  • She talks, a lot.  She doesn't know what a stranger is, and feels as comfortable in a group of adults as she does in a room full of her peers.
  • She's a problem solver.  We were removing contact paper off a hard wood floor and she kept trying to find the "best" way to do it.
  • She's competitive, she only wanted to find the "best" way to remove the sticky so that she could win a contest with her mom.  A contest she clearly won, by the way.
  • She's bossy!  I've seen her boss her brothers around, but never a group of adult women.  I had to remind her several times that she was to listen and do what she was told.
  • She's a born volunteer.  Every time the person running things would say, "OK, we need to..."  Bailey would say, "I can do that!"
  • She isn't a complainer, which honestly surprised me since both of her parents are.
  • She's growing up WAY too fast!


  1. she's growing up so fast! She was just a toddler yesterday right??

  2. That is soo sweet. Can't wait for my boys to get a littel bit older and do things like that.

  3. Alena, She is still a toddler! I refuse to accept that she's wearing a bra and has a crush on a boy.


I love hearing what you think, and honestly sometimes I need the encouragement.