Saturday, September 19, 2009
Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
...even little girls!
Katie had the time of her life Thursday night. Our next door neighbor asked me to watch his little girl for an hour since his babysitter had fallen through. She is 8, perfectly sweet, perfectly behaved, and perfectly beautiful. Katie hasn't really played with her since a late snowstorm last March.
Not only did Katie get to play with Emily, but Em's 2 other friends also wanted to play. I was a little nervous at first since the snowday play had also brought additional kids and I felt like Katie was being made fun of a bit for her speech (not by Em, but some of the other girls playing.)
To Katie's great excitement, I agreed that she could go across the street to play hide and seek with all the girls this week after a reminder that she just turned 4 and that although she is the same size as them, they will have to help her. It couldn't have gone better! Katie was on top of the moon. They played with sidewalk chalk, played hide and seek, and played freeze tag. They even decided to use a little teamwork and carried a huge cardboard box out of my garage to play some odd made up game. I felt so happy for Katie when the other kids' moms called them in for baths and Katie wasn't the only one complaining and begging for more time to play...they all were.