Tuesday, January 13, 2009

DAY 13: Sassy Frassy

13/265 Sassy Frassy, originally uploaded by Kikigill.

Elena is going through the phobic four-and-a-half-year-old stage. She's afraid of heights, stairs and being knocked off her feet. She scurries around the house like a little mouse afraid of being stepped on. Lately, she has taken to hiding out in the living room. She has made herself a play area behind the couch. She still takes in all that is going on around the house and comments on it. This morning, I was sitting in another room, Liam was in the kitchen and she was in her hiding place. She was shouting orders to both me and Liam from behind the couch. I tried to impress upon her that her orders hold much less power when shouted from another room, but that doesn't seem to stop her! Sweet little sassafrass!!!

1 comment:

Amelia's moms said...

That has got to be the most perfect Elena picture (I'm sure you'll prove me wrong with another one soon!). The combination of just the right amount of attitude plus her ponies shielding her - I LOVE it!!

Major 4.5 year old phobias over here too. She was in tears most of the day two days ago that a stink bug would suddenly appear under foot and she would accidentally crush it. Then there was the day of tears about the flu shot she has to get next year. Like, 11 months from now.