I work from home on Wednesdays and as I was leaving the house the other day I noticed the little boy from down the street was in front of the house. He was writing Sofia a note in chalk on our driveway. Very sweet, but I am keeping one eye on that kid. Next thing we know he will be outside her window with a boombox.
For the past two weeks Sofia has been falling asleep in her bed by herself. With a few tips from her teacher, and the help of the Annie soundtrack, she will kiss us goodnight and belt out a few show tunes before nodding off to sleep. I am amazed it works but sure enough after about 3 songs she will stop singing and we know she has fallen asleep. On. Her. Own. Do you know I have been waiting four years for this?!? Anyway, so tonight I was putting Sofia to bed and she wanted one more snuggle. I kissed her on the forehead and left the room, her all snug in her bed. Five minutes later her music was cranked up and she was listening to her Annie soundtrack on full blast. I went back in to tell her it was too loud and found her sitting in the top corner of her bed. The rest of the bed covered in animals. I told her to turn it down and she just said “look what I made!”. I looked over and she said “I made Baby Jesus!”. Sure enough, she had swaddled her blanket into a sort of a manger and placed one of her babies ever so carefully on it. “And look! All of the animals have come to say hello!”. That’s when I noticed that she wasn’t covered in animals, they were all strategically placed on her bed, all facing baby Jesus, and all saying hello.
On the way home from school I told Sofia that a valentines card had come in the mail for her. I told her to guess who it was from.
“Uh, nope, starts with Nnno nnno”
…. “uh nope, it is from Nonna.”