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Maya Mouse

Maya will be four years old on February 9. This weekend, we are celebrating her birthday. Normally, she would have a party but thanks to Covid-19 we can’t do that this year. Instead, we are doing a stay-cation in a local hotel. I was in charge of picking up the kids at daycare and bringing them to the hotel while her mommy drove to the hotel, checked in, and decorated the room. Decorations? Why Mickey and Minnie, of course. Maya loves them. In fact, she has to wear something with Minnie on it every single day. I sometimes tease that she is going to be very disappointed when she figures out that she isn’t really Minnie Mouse!

She was so excited when the door to the room opened up and she was greeted with Mickey and Minnie balloons as big as she is! She said, “Is this my Minnie Mouse bird day?” Yeah, bird day. Okay, she’s only technically 3! She is flying high tonight and doesn’t want to go to sleep. Tomorrow, there will be cake and presents and other surprises. She doesn’t know that yet.

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The Weekly Smile 2-1-21

I know I am blessed with living so close to three of my four grandchildren and even more blessed that I have been able to keep seeing them during the pandemic (we’re in the same bubble). Sometimes I am a little insecure when the oldest stays up in his room or in the Lego Room (yeah, they have a whole room set up with Legos) the whole time I am there. I can be there from Saturday to Monday and not see him! I feel like he no longer cares about me. The middle one always comes to sit and talk to me, at least a couple of times a day when I’m there. But the little one…my Maya…is always all over me!

Last night, she woke up in the middle of the night and came to sleep with me. When I am there, I sleep on the recliner in the family room. So last night, Maya got up around one o’clock and came downstairs. I was still awake, reading. She made herself comfortable on my lap then she turned to face me with the sweetest smile and teary eyes. She put one hand on my cheek and I thought something was wrong. I asked her if something was wrong. She shook her head no and then she said, “I just love you so much, Nana.”

Talk about smiles! Every time I think of it I smile big and feel all that adoring love all over again. This is more than just a weekly smile. I think this will be one I remember forever.

What has you smiling this week? Please do tell! The Weekly Smile is hosted by Trent at Trent’s World The Blog . Come join us with your own weekly smile!

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Maya

I was over there today. She didn’t know I was there. When she saw me, she yelled out “Nana!” and came running to me, wrapping herself around me. While I was there, she kept saying, “I do glad you’re here.”

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Maya is eight months old and has two big brothers. Anderson is seven and Spencer is four. So when I am talking to her or singing to her, I tell Maya that Spencer is the Little Big Brother and Anderson is the Big Big Brother. They both love their little sister and they try to help with her. Anderson was afraid of her at first and not really bonding with her but once she started to smile and make eye contact and giggle and laugh, at around five months, he came around and loves her. Spencer has loved her bonded right from the start.

Last night, I was babysitting all three of them while their dad worked and their mom made an appearance at a Halloween costume party. The boys were pretty hyper but Maya was fine. She watched them running and jumping and was enjoying it. Then when I got them to calm down and Anderson fell asleep, Maya became over tired and restless and in pain from teething.  She has her two front teeth and is working on a third so she was very uncomfortable. After a couple of hours of not wanting to be in arms, in her swing, in her bouncer, or anywhere else because of her discomfort, as I sang to her I said something about how her teeth were bothering her. I make up songs as I go along and just throw in a whole lot of nonsense so this song was about how she should go to sleep and how I wished I could do something for her pain.

Spencer had taken a long nap in the late afternoon so he was still awake and he heard me. He got up and went into the kitchen and dragging a chair from the dining room. He’s a climber so I was afraid he’d hurt himself and called from the other room asking what he was doing. He answered that he was getting something for Maya. I walked around the corner to check on him and he was on top of the counter getting a box down. I noticed it was the box that his mom and dad keep over the counter medicines. With the crying baby in my arms, I went over and asked him to put it away. He said, “Just a minute. I’m finding something for Maya’s teeth. Mommy has medicine for her in here.” He kept picking up boxes and looking at the labels as if he knew how to read then putting it back when it wasn’t what he wanted. In the end, he didn’t find the right thing so we put the box back and went back to the living room.

It made my heart melt that he wanted to help his sister and knew there was something there that we could use to help and that he decided to take matters into his own hands to find something. He’s a good little big brother!

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