On Our Way to AwkwardPosted: January 3, 2013
Mea is officially on her way into the awkward 6-9 year old stage where their teeth look too big for their faces, they are growing like crazy, they are smarter than their own good sometimes, and then can revert back to a small whining toddler at a moments notice when they don’t get their own way.
Those top two giant teeth are going to pop out any second. They are on the brink. She also has two new wiggly ones on either side of where those new giant big teeth are going to come in. She knows so much. She can read all the words. She surprises me daily with words she can read that I had no idea that she could. Street signs, billboards, magazines, signs at the doctor’s office, pages from my books, cook books, and various text messages on my phone that she shouldn’t be reading. It just amazes me. She’s growing up. Getting big. Then she’ll do something that reminds me that she is still little. Like on Sunday when we were opening Christmas presents with the big girls, and she opens her gift card from her oldest sister, and screams, “TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS!!! WOO!!!” We all laughed and said, “No, Mea, look again…” “TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!” The girl has no concept of money at all. On Saturday we’ll be making a pilgrimage to Build a Bear to spend her twenty dollars, and most likely some of my money as well.