Thursday, December 11, 2008

All Is Calm, All Is Bright...

Dear Mrs. Sherry,
I love you. I love that you are the Children's Programmer at our local public library. I love that you love my children, particularly Caroline. I love that you come up with all kinds of fun field trips for my three year old. You know, like decorating a tree...in the rain...at the park...with Santa...and 10 other three year olds. Yeah, good times.


Until Santa tries to hug Caroline. Dude, you're messin' with the wrong child.

She'll show you. She'll show you how to pout, that is.

She'll also show you how she refuses to decorate the tree. Yes, she will. And yet she is rather cute in her refusal.

Mrs. Sherry to the rescue! Wow, Caroline is capable of smiling!

So thank you, Sherry Myers, for being such a light in the life of my daughter. Especially at Christmas. Especially when I roll my eyes a lot and have to remind everyone within earshot, "She is nothing like Libbey, clearly." Especially when she's in one of her moods...or crying...or pouting...or in one of her moods. And especially when I'm in one of my moods.

Oh, and just so everyone knows...the picture below is the ornament Caroline refused to hang on the tree. It has but one word written upon it. One very appropriate word: Hallelujah and Amen. It's my grown-up Christmas wish.

37 comments:

Trish said...

Amen to Peace!

And how about a little betrothment between little Miss Caroline and darling little Cooper? Because between the two of them they would make some might fine lookin offspring.......

IN 20 years!!!!

We LOVE our library, but we need a childrens director with some personality.....just sayin'.

heathersister said...

Girl, she looks just like you when you wanted Scott to buy that Paramore song for Rock Band! And we do need to play again.

Amy said...

I get it, Santa can be a little scary. Poor thing. It's nice you have a Miss Sherry. :)

Sissy said...

Do you think she learned that face from here Momma? Hmmm? Or can you blame it all on your husband? Just wonderin'.

Rhea said...

Caroline is just adorable. The face of an angel...an angel who pouts. lol

Cutie pie.

Heather said...

She looks JUST LIKE YOU! How did I never notice that before? Oh, and Caroline has the same little Christmas outfit. Adorable...

Heather said...

Oh, no, Trish did not try to break up Gabe and Caroline. I will take her down. You know I will.

Clearly we need to make some announcements, so no one else gets any ideas. Humph.

God gave you Libbey first for a reason. So you'd have more.

If Gabe would've been first, he'd a been an only, for sure. No matter that I wanted four children. See, Gabe and Caroline are meant for each other!

I am lovin' that pout! And Michelle is right: you did look just like that!

April said...

I love it!!! She is soooo adorable!
You need one more girl to add to the mix...it's amazing how they will each be so different.

I was very afraid of Santa when I was her age...and all people in costumes for that matter...she will grow out of it!

Divine Chaos said...

I think we have pictures of one of my sisters in those exact same poses! She was very shy and very not cooperative at times. We called her "The Judge" 'cause she was always so solemn. She's all grown up now .. and is the sweetest thing (except when she's telling me how old I am, 'cause she's 10 years younger than me), not really shy at all anymore, and has a wicked sense of humor lol .. so maybe there's hope for the future? ;)

CaraBee said...

What is it with Santa? He's supposed to be all jolly and friendly, but he's always scaring small children. It's just not right. Lucky you had Miss Sherry to save the day! I don't think we'll be doing a Santa visit this year, somehow I doubt my girl would respond very well.

Brandy said...

It's hard to be upset with a face like that. She's adorable. Even when she's pouting. And I want a polka dot shirt like that. Do you think it would be as cute on a 32 yr old woman? I'm thinking yes. Peace. Out.

Pinky Roth said...

How adorable is she, even w/that infamous pout! I love her little outfit and I know she had a good time. Maybe next year she will be more receptive to Santa.

Mom

Mama Dawg said...

Amen.

What's your kiddie wish?

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Essie was NOT like that when she was little

But at ten she is now like that.

God. Help. Me

mine, by magpie said...

thank god for sherry. oh, wait, i mean Sherry. someone's been dippin' the ol' wick in the kitchen cabinets again...

Melissa said...

Emmy and Caroline and kindred little pouty angels. I must say at least once every day, I. want. Peace. It has eluded me as of late. Maybe it will be in my stocking this Christmas. I'll drop some in the mail if it comes my way.

Melissa said...

correction: "are" kindred little pouty angels.

Ashley said...

Awww! She's super cute, though... how can you stay mad at that little face. haha!

Julie said...

you need to teach her to use her powers for good and not evil... ha ha. I love her shirt and long sleeve shirt...super cute!

Marrdy said...

Caroline is a little gem. She has sweetness and spunk!

Becky said...

We all need Ms Sherry's in our life! God Bless them! Caroline is a beauty and YES she does look like her Mama!!! What a cutie!

Swirl Girl said...

Wouldn't it be great is we could all suck our thumbs and pout when we didn't want to do something?

...she's precious!

Kim said...

That is my sweet little angel girl! Just bring her to me! I had one just like her and she has turned in to a pretty good girl, I must say!

Tracey said...

Aww Bless her heart...that's what a good southern woman says about kids who are "acting up"!! I remember these times with my own daughter! ahhhhhh the sweet memories! (these incidences usually ended when I bent down....while still smiling my sweet little momma smile....and whispered in the sweetest little voice..."if you don't straighten your ass up this instant, young lady, you WILL get a spankin!"

Kids!
Gotta Love em! (well....most of the time!)

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

OK, seriously, no one is laughing their tale off that you are busy snapping photos for your blog of your kid stomping on Santa's toe and scratching his eye balls out...anyone? Anyone? I love it!

Of course, really it's to use against her when she's either A) 16 or B) a mom. But the blogging comes first, now doesn't it?

I want to be the one taking pictures of the mom taking pictures of the blessed event...

Tiffany said...

What a cutie. I love her spunk and sass.. wonder where she gets that from?

KimmyJ said...

She looks just like you!! I don't blame her about Santa though, he was pawing at her.....hehe!

ParentingPink said...

Ha! Cute post! Your Caroline reminds me of my own 3 year old, Amanda. She is uses the EXACT same expressions. In fact, this year was the FIRST year she "agreed" to sit on Santa's lap. But actually, I don't blame them for being scared of an old, bearded, geezer. Ya know?

sassy stephanie said...

Ah yes. I have one of those myself, also three, although, he will tell you he is five.

KDLOST said...

Isn't she just so cute! Man. My daughter cannot stand Santa. We need a Ms. Sherry...

Peace on earth indeed!!!! Cheers to that.

(p.s. 41 days)

Shannon said...

She's a cutie! Even while pouting.

And I have the same grown-up Christmas wish...

Amen.

Kat said...

Why is it that our second children are so much like us? Damn karma. And they are cute so that we don't staple them to the ceiling. That's what I keep telling Madalyn, anyway.

And I love that you have arranged marriages for both girls. Were any farm animals promised??

Live.Love.Eat said...

Love the thumb sucking lip pouting pic!!! She's a sweetie even when she is pouting. Peace to all!!!!!

Amy said...

She is SO cute! I love the photo of her sucking her thumb with her finger alongside her nose, so precious!

Trooper Thorn said...

That Santa dude is scarier than a clown! Who decided kids wanted to sit on his lap anyway?

Debbie said...

She is so adorable..and that post is hilarious!

Laura said...

My daughter has that same outfit....you must like Tarjay, too!