Life is always more fun when you turn it into a game. For Kayla, that means she spends much of her life pretending to be Laura Ingalls. It’s especially fun when we play school. Laura is an excellent student and will do anything the teacher says—for hours on end!
We’ve almost completed the Little House series. We read all the “Laura” books, and we’re now reading “Farmer Boy,” the book Laura wrote about her husband Almanzo’s childhood. Tonight Kayla wanted to be Eliza Jane, one of Almanzo’s sisters. I was their mother, and the two of us washed dishes together while Madeline and Savannah played.
Madeline and Savannah were playing so nicely; I was pretty impressed. I always use my ears as a guide to know if I should check on them. Madeline was giggling constantly, so I knew she was doing fine. But I couldn’t hear Savannah. At first I tried to push it out of my mind, but then I realized I really should check on her. When I opened the door to her room, Savannah had climbed to the top of the changing table and was just hanging out! I didn’t know she could to that! I had the “don’t ever do that again” talk with her, which I hope she understood. Silly girl!