Getting older...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The end of this summer will mark Paige going into 3rd grade.  Though just the next grade, I find it to be a leap in terms of maturity.  I don't know if it's simply being able to be around her more (and less peer influence) or just a maturing age, but Paige is just plain enjoyable to be around.  Rather talkative, yes, but enjoyable.

Today she made up this game for the boys to play (water whack).  It's a sort of water balloon / pinata combo that had them busy for 2 hours this afternoon!

Last night, after coming in from my run (she was supposed to be in bed) I walked in the door panting from the heat.  She came to the banister and asked if I was okay.  I said I was just really hot.  Her response: I think I established that. What 8-year old says that?

She has also become more interested in mothering Cole - and even Will, for that matter.  Saying encouraging words to them about their reading/drawing/biking much like a teacher or parent would.  It's refreshing and, personally, makes my heart swell to hear such sweet (okay, and maybe a little condescending) words from her to her brothers.

Lastly, after watching Pocahontas for the first time in at least a couple years, Paige admitted that she still likes princess-y movies.  And she said that that is one thing she doesn't like about school...that people ask you if you like certain things and if you do they call you names.  As she matures, I will do all I can to encourage her to stay true to herself and her beliefs/tastes.  To hear her talk now, I'd say she's on her way to being that strong-minded confident girl.


Martha said...

I agree! I thoroughly enjoyed her company when she decided to join me on my boring errands the other day!

Lavonne said...

Amen to that! She's a sweet little girl. Of course, she comes from a long line of terrific role models, doesn't she?

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