I miss her.
School days are long.
Add in activities and homework, and I feel like I am missing out on real time with her.
I worry that when she is home, there is too much busyness and biggest sister responsibility, placed on her.
I want her to be a kid. Little and carefree.
Even if she is tall and scary smart.
So when the little ones were sleeping, we went on a little adventure.
Wind and storm clouds were not going to stop us.
We picked daisies.
Talked about spring.
Took off our shoes.
Pretended that we didn't live in the suburbs.
Shivered a bit in the wind.
Played he loves me/ he loves me not.
It always lands on he loves me.
Spun and danced.
Froze time for just a minute.
Funny thing about my biggest girl...
she is obsessed with maxi dresses and skirts.
Seems all of my anti-mini skirt brainwashing has worked.
Times a million.
Problem is, they are not so easy to come by in her size.
Trust me I have searched.
She has searched.
Tea length will not suffice.
So what is a mama to do?
Ask (beg, plead, demand) her favorite pattern making friend to come up with a maxi dress pattern, of course.
One that is everything my maxi dress loving girl could dream of.
Especially since she got to be the fit model.
So now my girl has a dress named after her.
Together we are going to pick fabric and sew.
I can't wait.
from Sew Sweet Patterns.