Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Five Fave Preschooler style

So Mary Jane isn't actually in preschool..... she has two and half years before K... still not sure what we will do for preschool... but that's a post for another day.  I am off on a tangent but I can't help it.  I really don't like calling her a preschooler... but she's no longer a toddler... so preschooler is the best definition I have found to describe a 3 year old even though she is not in a formal preschool.

So here are my five favorites from be mama to a 3 year old...

1.  While we have television sets at home, we don't watch much at all with children.  I don't judge others that do... I just know for me it would be a slippery slope and I'd rely on TV too much.  Right now we allow the girls to watch TV on Saturday morning and occasionally if John or I are not home during bedtime routine. They each get to choose a show.

Right now MJ has a new favorite cartoon-- Peppa Pig.
Peppa is English and has an adorable accent.  Her cartoons are only 5 minutes long.  Very pleasant... not as formulaic as Dora which the girls love too.

If you haven't watched Peppa and have a three year old, here she is on Youtube.  Peppa Pig

2.  The influence of God.  Seriously, MJ is so impressed and empowered by the concept of God and Jesus.
We were recently talking about our brains and she asked if God could see her brain.  People.... she's starting to get it.  Makes me think the work we are doing is.... working!

3.  Clothing-- Anything and everything Hanna Andersson... It's expensive (in my opinion) but it lasts forever... and washes so well.    I am a bit of a nut about staying modest too... so Hanna dresses work well with leggings underneath even in the summer.  

4.  Food.. my girls are good eaters, especially MJ.  She loves veggies but her most recent favorite is roasted broccoli.  If you have started roasting broccoli yet, do.  It is fantastic!!  

5.  BFF.... seriously folks, I love this girl.  She is my Korean-American mini-me.  Three years old is fantastic.  We have conversations.  She makes me think.... she is definitely one of my besties!  Loving loving loving this age!  
(yes, she is sitting in the front of a car... it's not moving.... it's my dad's old restored 1966 Bronco and we were playing in it while visiting AZ last weekend.)