Category: Nikki

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She’s Going To Become Addicted To Book Signings Now, I Can Feel It.

You guys remember when Nikki wanted to enter a fan art contest for the books “The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer – but I didn’t realize it was for 18 and over? (Read entry here.) Well, last night was the book signing event that we opted to go to as a consolation prize. And it was such a memorable adventure I just had to document it here, even if it’s probably boring to read about some kid meeting her favorite author. (If you find that boring, you are in the WRONG PLACE. That’s exciting content around here.) SO! We...

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The Trait I Hope I Pass

NaBloPoMo is almost over but I’m coming up on the day that has ruined my streak several years: THANKSGIVING. I forgot to post on Thanksgiving on a few years…BUT NOT THIS YEAR, DAMMIT. I WILL REMEMBER. But I almost forgot this morning. YAY! I’m still moderating comments because traffic is still escalated from this post. Sorry. People feel strongly about shopping on Thanksgiving. Look at this note my daughter left me. Sometimes she’s very self-involved because all children are sociopaths, but then she does stuff like this and I pray it’s a glimpse of her future. I want her to...

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8.

Nikki turns 8 tomorrow and as she’s having her first sleepover (ONE FRIEND. Those of you who invite more are B-A-N-A-N-A-S.) tonight I decided to write her birthday entry today. While things are still quiet and I’m not curled up in the fetal position in the corner mumbling about nail polish and rainbow looms. This has been a big year for her. This seems to be the year she went from being a kid to a…KID. In the sense that she’s showing way more signs of getting older than she is of being young. The last of the preschool habits...

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Mini Me

Nikki finished her first Harry Potter book this week. I gave her my Hedwig backpack as a gift for this accomplishment. And then, she had to get special permission to check out the next one because it’s reserved for Third Grade and older. This is one of the finest moments of my parenting life. I didn’t think I could be more proud until THIS happened >>>>>>>> Last night Nikki asked, “Mom? Can you help me start a Bullet Journal?” OH MY GOD. OF COURSE I WILL. It was SO MUCH FUN. She got so into it and added “Bullet Journal...

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Resisting The Urge To Tell My Daughter She’s Beautiful.

My daughter…I just don’t even know where to begin half the time. In some ways, she’s the most unfavorable combinations of Donnie and I that could exist. She has his aggressiveness, competitiveness, and stubborness — but my sensitivity and insecurities. It makes for such an emotional windstorm some days, that we just hold on tight and hope we get by without major breakdowns. But, in other ways, these combinations could make her the kind of person that could really change the world. The confidence to get it done, but the sensitivity not to step on people along the way. She...