It’s been a while since I highlighted each little lady individually, so I thought I’d do a post all about my biggest girl.
First grade has been CHALLENGING for Lucy as a student and for Matty and me as parents. She’s not happy about losing the “play time” that Kindergarten offered and thinks she has to do too much work. This may be one reason why getting her to read or do any homework after school is a struggle with a capital S. Lucy is so SO smart, but is having trouble putting her best foot forward. She’s brought to our attention several times throughout the year that she is jealous that Emily gets to be home with us so much more than she does . . . so hopefully next year when they’re both at the same school full time things will get easier. #fingerscrossed
Lucy is our nature/animal lover and will choose to be outside as much as possible. Ten degrees outside with 20mph winds? . . . doesn’t bother Lucy!
Lucy is definitely craving more responsibility and enjoys checklists for things such as emptying the dishwasher, dusting her shelves, filling her water bottle, or wiping the baseboards. I enjoy that she wants to help out more, even if it often leads to a little more work on my part as she learns the proper way to “help.” Let me tell you, though, it doesn’t matter how many times I write it on a checklist, Lucy Belle Kissel cannot get her dirty clothes into her laundry basket to save her life. She’ll leave them on the floor, kick them under her bed, or leave them in the bathroom . . . but it’s like she’s physically incapable of getting them into the basket in her closet! 😉
She’s our little gymnast and is really excelling at gymnastics. She’s been asked to join the “pre-team” class at her gym, which comes with more responsibility and a two hour practice period!
This little goofball’s personality is constantly keeping us on our toes . . . is she going to wake up happy? Quiet? Grumpy? Mean? We just never know! She’s a rollercoaster of emotions and we’re just along for the ride!
She tells me all the time that she doesn’t need to snuggle with me anymore, which breaks my heart, but she still craves lots of attention from me which is nice . . . most days! 😉
It seems as though Lucy is quite the social butterfly at school and has three birthday parties to attend in the month of March! We love watching her build friendships with the kids in her class at school.
Lucy is not into dolls, Barbies, or Legos . . . she’s into stuffies. The way to this girl’s heart is through something soft and cuddly. She’ll play school, restaurant, gymnastics, camping . . . anything . . . as long as it’s with her stuffies!
Random thoughts on Lucy:
- Sometimes she is the sweetest big sister you’ve ever met . . . and sometimes she isn’t.
- She doesn’t love to read to us, but she loves us to read to her and enjoys listening to audio books.
- Her art skills are far superior to anything I’m capable of!
- She’s going through a phase where she doesn’t want to sleep alone in her room, but she doesn’t want Emily in there with her either.
- She fights us about having to drive anywhere in the car, which is frustrating because we live fairly far from most stores and family.
- She will devour a hamburger at record speed, but don’t try to get her to eat chicken . . . or veggies . . .or anything else somewhat healthy.
- Lucy is my little hoarder and doesn’t like to throw anything away. And she’s also been known to pull things out of the trash that Emily has thrown away and keep them for herself!
So that’s Lucy lately . . . the good, the bad, and the frustrating. As I said above, it’s been a challenging year but I’m hoping the worst is over. With spring and summer on the horizon, Lucy will be in her element as she gets to play outside with friends and be at the cottage. When she is in a good mood and feels like being sweet and agreeable, she is SO FUN to be around and cracks us up!
She went from my first baby to my biggest girl in the blink of an eye, and I sure do love her!
Have a great weekend!