I haven’t written about my kiddos specifically in awhile, so I thought…why not?
I recently discovered, even though I think I’ve subconsciously known this all along- Regan can wear anything and make it look cool. It’s bizarre how two boys who share all the same clothes now, can still look so uniquely different in the same shirt. The other day I was reminded of this fact when I threw on Josiah’s ghetto old school shoes (that were for his uniform- not a shoe I would normally choose) onto Regan and he totally rocked them. They actually look good on him. It’s kinda hilarious.
Then there’s my daughter…who just doesn’t like clothes in general. Most days she’s naked with a blanket wrapped somehow around her- or if she’s feeling princessie at the moment, then a tattered and worn tulle/satin combo will be falling off of her. I won’t even buy more clothes for her right now, even when I see adorable things bc I know she’d rarely wear them. We did discover she grew out of her tennis shoes and ordered some new ones- bubble gum pink…which she declared her princess shoes and literally wore them to bed last night. So- that’s a win.
Now Josiah…he likes the monochromatic look…which we rarely actually let him out of the house in- lol. However, if he were to dress himself he would literally choose one color for everything. I started taking pictures because he did it three days in a row- and he’s so proud of himself too. He also loves the rainbow look and would wear his rainbow socks every day if he could. His leopard print glasses are going strong, though pretty loose so they are falling down his nose like his last pair…giving him a sort of grandpa look to him. It’s awesome.
In other news…both boys are LOVING school. It’s adorable to hear them talk about their days in the evening- Jos already has a “bff” which a little girl dubbed him as- and Regan cries when he has to leave each day. Josiah says this school is more work but he doesn’t mind too much (yet!) and Regan is begging for hot lunch- because of the juice.
I feel like the whole move across country has bonded them together, but also highlighted their individual needs for space. They are each different in how they want alone time…but they definitely all like it. (just like me!) I love that all three of our kiddos have somewhat of an independent spirit, yet they still enjoy people and love to be around them. The boys are sharing a room in this house and both still admit that they’d rather have their own…but I think it’s mostly just Josiah that would love it. He’s such an imaginative soul- he needs space to create his other worlds. Regan is getting there though, definitely pretending more than ever… it’s one of my favorite parts of kids.
Last night I pulled Maya out of her room at 10pm because I heard her dancing around and snuggled her into my bed. I started telling her a tale about a princess who was lost and had her rapt attention for longer than I’ve seen her sit still in forever. It reminded me that while imagination is definitely in kid’s natures, it also doesn’t hurt to nurture it along. I need to do more of that with Maya. I also need to potty train her. Even though I think it’ll probably be the easiest thing ever, I’m too scared to pull the trigger- lest it be way too hard. Ha.
Ok. I’ve been working on this for days…so I need to just publish.