Friday was "clean the house" day. We stayed in all day and while I worked, she played.
This is a milestone for me personally, and ok, her too. For me, the ability to keep my cool and work slower than I want to in order to help, and play and teach has been long coming. I would rather fly thru tasks while she's occupied by someone else (Ben) & play after.
Yesterday, I experienced proof that the Spirit is alive and active in my life (& hers) and my continued ability to grow as a human being. I successfully completed part of my list and didn't get frustrated with Mallroy for being her sweet inquisitive self. I actually enjoyed her company while working around her. No, I didn't get everything done. No, not everything is completed to my "normal" standards. But yes, she and I had a good day.
As a reward we watched a movie as a family after dinner. It was our second attempt at "family movie night." Last Friday night we watched Sleeping Beauty. Ben and I nearly felt asleep during the interminable 50 year old classic. Mallory enjoyed the "big castle" scenes and reading Goodnight Gorilla about 7 times during the film. But to say she "watched the movie" would be a gross exaggeration.
Yesterday, we watched WALL-E. It held our attention much more than fairy tale sleepy time. Mallory made it thru the first 15 minutes. Sadly, I just don't think she's quite ready to sit thru a full length feature film. Even the short animated ones. But hanging out together is always a good idea