1. Few people in this world give a “crusty” like Milo does. Boyfriend has been in fine form lately. One second, he’s pleasantly looking at you, smiling, maybe flirting a little, then BAM. Crusty. What have you done in those few seconds? Something to think about. He’ll never tell.
2. Write All The Things. Sophie is so interested in all things writing, coloring, painting, markers. Lately, we’ve been doing lots of tracing to practice letters and hand coordination, etc. She’s really quite good at it! She’s also taken to drawing lots of mountains (see left photo). It’s my fave.
3. The Breakfast Boss. Milo has been so funny about breakfast lately. He requests his morning oatmeal. You make it (maaaaybe 1 minute), and turn around to find that he’s set up a huge security detail around his place setting. Erry. single. day.
4. I signed up for some photography classes! They’re online, through Nicole’s Classes. I’d really like to improve my photography. There’s still so much I don’t know! I start later this month. I hope you’ll be able to tell a difference! I’ve been itching to try something new. I’m also itching for spring. (side note: anyone else have their best hair moments RIGHT before bed or on days when you don’t see a soul? Story of my life.)
From now to January 17th, you can get 30% off classes with the code TAZA30 from Love Taza– (Wish I’d had the code when I signed up!)
5. Let your hair down. For a few hours on Sunday, Sophie wore her hair down for the first time in MONTHS. Usually, she insists on having it completely out of her face, but she asked for it to be down for a few hours. I couldn’t stop staring at her. It had been a difficult autism day. Her hair was creased from having it up, a bit matted from a sweaty sleep, and not freshly washed, but she looked beautiful. She was stunning. As she played, some of the tension in her body melted away, and I could forget for an instant how hard things have been for her lately. She’s getting so grown up. In a few months, she’ll be four. She has carried an incomprehensible weight on her tiny shoulders in three and a half years. When I watch her, I can see how much more she has to carry. But I also see how strong those little baby shoulders are. She is a brave, beautiful, strong, smart girl. She’s going places.