Ms. Magpie is here! I picked her up after school and on the fifteen minute drive home she probably asked, "You know what?" about forty-five times and I said, "What?" in response every time. Of course. She is so glad to be here and the first thing we did when we got home was pick salad and get eggs. I showed her a rag doll that I've worked on all day long to try and finish before she got here but since the doll's head is still not attached to its body and it doesn't yet have a face, she wasn't that interested in it.
I decided that since it's going to be rather chilly tonight, she can sleep in the bed in the "new" bedroom with me and Boppy can sleep in the old room in the old bed. I do not think he is too upset about this. I told Maggie and she was thrilled! "I always have good dreams when I sleep with people!" she said. She also pointed out that actually, she would get more sleep because she wouldn't have to get up in the morning to get in bed with me. She'd already be there!
Can't argue with that.
When we went into the bedroom we'll be sleeping in she immediately looked for the little, very old stuffed lamb that plays "You Are My Sunshine" when you wind it up. I think it was her mother's and for a very long time it's been on the vanity in that bedroom. I recently put it in the library in one of the doll carriages and Maggie panicked.
"Lambie! Lambie! Where ARE YOU???"
I assured her that Lambie was indeed fine, just in another room.
"Phew," she said.
We've already played Matching Game and we tied which was awesome.
And, since it's Friday and fancy drinks must be had by all, she got hers. I was given quite detailed instructions on how that strawberry should be affixed to the edge of the glass. She's already asked if there will be a purple cow later and I told her there would be. She was so happy. And I'll be making cheesy noodles and chicken nuggets pretty soon for her dining pleasure. I'll make a salad but I doubt she'll eat much of it. This is a good thing about being a grandparent- the children's nutrition is not really our responsibility. If I provide vegetable matter I have done my job.
While we were picking our salad greens, she asked if she could pick some carrots. I told her that I didn't think they were ready but by golly, we found two that were. And she pulled them up.