It was so interesting to me to watch the dynamics going on last night. Upon first meeting them Moana acted shy. That lasted about 60 seconds and then she and Erica were off looking for shells and flowers. What I found most interesting was how Moana was leading the way... grabbing Erica's hand and pulling her this way or that and instructing her about what they were going to do next. It made me shake my head... Um, she is 3. Where and when did she learn to be such a little take charge leader?? (Don't answer that.)
Anyway, last night we all hung out and then the cousins came here to spend the night. We don't actually have an extra bedroom so Nate was sleeping on the couch in the living room and Erica was sleeping on the couch in Moana's room. This excited Moana til no end. As soon as they arrived she was giving them a tour of the house... showing them where everything is... Then she got out just about every one of her toys to show Erica how to play. When I suggested that maybe Erica could read a bedtime story to Moana, Moana excitedly and enthusiastically insisted, "No! I'll read a story to her!! Where is Mouse In The House??" (That's the one story she has completely memorized word for word so we had to find that particular book.) Eventually I found it and Moana sat her cousins down on the couch and read them the whole story. They were such good sports though they were kind of laughing at this point (following my lead I think because I just found the scene unbelievably funny).
So I'm trying to decide if Moana is going to grow up to be the bossy kid at school that the others all hate or if she'll learn to meter her enthusiasm for giving instructions and just end up class president? Maybe captain of the swim team? This remains to be seen.
In triathlon related news, I got my mojo back. That was quick I know but 6 days of doing next to nothing and then "watching" my two athletes Krista and Shane run so well at Boise
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
Reggie Leach, hockey player