I am a firm believer in the possibility of things that seem impossible.
HOWEVER Most of the time, in order for the 'impossible' to become possible there are us steps to take, skills to develop, obstetrical to over come. There is correct path to follow to make 'impossible' reality. Case in point: My Son. He does not clap, but if you say 'Gid, can you bounce and bounce and bounce?" he tries his darndest to jump. Before one learns to JUMP in a stationary standing position, many people find it desirable to be able to STAND unassisted. Otherwise, very often we find our selves colliding with the object that was originally our aid. He seems unfazed by his meeting with the corner of the coffee table.
This is lovely... In complete honesty, I have no idea how to have 3 children without her.
Since the beginning of October, she's been working at Farmstead, a local corn maze. Each employee is allowed to bring their family for free. Since Lissa lives with us, we are her free family. This is awesome. We told the girls we would go to Farmstead if Lissa could get us in for "cheap".... Can I tell you, when we go places for "cheap" I am so much more fun... for 17 smackers we got: dinner at the 'booger barn' more cotton candy then we could eat (if you know me, that is A LOT of candy), 'my little pony' rides, and we got to shoot the big pneumatic pumpkin and corn guns! it would have cost us twice that just to get in if it were not for Lissa... meaning we wouldn't have done ANY of that cool stuff. Because when I don't go for cheap, I am cheap.
This girl- is is a little bit crazy. And since she is a little bit crazy, everyone always things she is my 'free spirit'. But she's not. She is exact. She always has a drink of water first thing in the morning. She always clears her plate. Remembers to brush her teeth. She always gives me smooches when I ask. (or as close as a well adjusted 3 year old can come to 'always)
She is kind and happy. She tries very hard to do what is right, and that is very tricky when you are 3. She is quick to apologize and to forgive. She is friendly. She is very very funny. She has a quick mind, that works very logically. She remembers things... well... pretty much everything.
Every fruit and vegetable out there has instruction on how to tell when they are ripe.
No one can tell you how to tell when they are ripe, except that they should 'ring' when you knock on them. Helpful... does some one have a recording somewhere so I can hear what I ripe melon sounds like?
We had about 10 melons. Only 6 of them got big enough to eat (the weather has been so weird this year) We let them grow and grow... sounds 'ringish' to me... nope. nope. nope. nope.