Today we had a playdate and 3 girls came over. We have a bouncy teeter totter that goes around and around as well as up and down. There was a lot of teetor totter action. 5 kids five years old and under in one living room is noisy. Marie stayed there most of the whole time playing, I did notice she took some breaks going out to the porch and started painting. But, when she did one of her friends followed and they painted quietly together.
I remember last year at busy playdates she would just vanish, and if it was at someone else's house I would go find her upstairs in the kid's room or over in the kitchen looking at fridge art or somewhere like that.
As she gets better at handling noise and lots of kids I've noticed she has become a noisier kid herself. The super sweet quiet blondy is gone. No more. But I like the new, often rude, always silly and very often loud Marie because I know its how she should be acting.
Tonight she was announcing she was a princess witch. In their game Junie was an innocent bystander who would see the bad witch and go EEK and jump in surprise then Marie would squirt yucky stuff at her from her witch's wand.
This merging of princess and witch is new.. the persona tonight was supposed to be beautiful, fast and bad. !
She was racing through the house with a balloon tied to the end of a ribbon tied to her wand. Something about Marie even when she is naughty or pretending to be bad there is such a sweet core. When she does bad things she usually breaks down with emotion over the results and reasons why she was doing the wrong thing surface.
poem from yesterday dinner:
minty minty I love some minty
cook it right inside my special pot
"hi" said a big doll in the dollhouse moving all about
I love you
I know you
You are my friend Tuba.
Numa, Numa how do you dooba.