So many of my photos of Mia seem to be of her sleeping! Actually, I've found in the last few weeks I've hardly been taking any photos of all, so I really need to get back on top of that. On this occasion though, Mia and I were home alone enjoying some quiet time together, she was drawing at the table while I was preparing dinner, with the TV on next to her. About 10 minutes before dinner was ready, I looked up to see her asleep like this in her chair. The poor little cherub, she was so exhausted after a big day at childcare. Falling asleep out of the blue like this is something I think she's only done once before, it took me by surprise! I woke her up in time for dinner but she was groggy and cranky, saying she didn't want dinner, or a shower, or stories, she just wanted to sleep. So she went straight to bed, without her dinner or a shower, a first for her.
We've had some behaviour issues to deal with in the past few weeks, and with all the big changes about to come up over the next month in this little girl's life, I'm not surprised and we're trying to be as patient and caring as we can with her and keeping an eye on her. Sometimes she likes to talk about her new baby brother and what it will be like when he comes along, and what our new house is like, other times she doesn't want to hear a bar of it. And with the house move looming over our heads, Hubby and I are still feeling a little stressed at this point, and I'm well aware that some of our stress could rub off on Mia at times when she witnesses us talking about the house (sometimes arguing), problem-solving, and generally running around like headless chickens.
I just hope any worries or stress that she might be carrying will melt away once she sees the awesome outdoor cubby house at our new place, when we pick up the keys next week!
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