Middle School, Day 2.
(This is currently her favorite outfit.)
Our bedtime plan was complete brilliance as we have not only been up at 6 a.m. the past four mornings, we have been happy about it. Oh, I hope these good mornings last! Do you know what Julia was doing at 6:30 this morning while I was making breakfast? Practicing piano. Because, “I like to start my day with music.”
That wasn’t filmed today. And it’s not exactly piano “practice” so much as fooling around. But. My dentist loves to tease me about how many kids I have. “Trying for a baseball team?” he says.
“I’d be happy with a rock band,” I tell him.
And then Julia plays that song and I rub my hands together and chortle because yessss. My dream is totally coming true one day.
Until then, I plan to continue my origami.
You do remember my origami, don’t you? The origami notes I starting making for Julia, like, two years ago? I used to tweet them now and then along with the silly note I wrote on (or in) them. For example, this origami squirrel:
And the note: “Squirrel! We’re both nuts about you!”
Well, I’m doing it for the girls again this year. Not every day. That was crazy. Do you know how complicated origami can get? I’m doing one a week. Here’s week one:
Notice I didn’t write “Mom” on Julia’s. You know, Middle School.