Today I had the girls again and I made some scones with clotted cream to go with our morning tea. Every once in a long while, I pick some up, good thing it’s lumpy sweater weather. 🙂 The girls were not impressed with the clotted cream, oh well, they are only 12.5% British after all.
Then one of the girls wanted to come up and play with them. This particular girl is about 5-6 and Rowan didn’t want to, but I made her anyway. My girls are pretty good-natured, but they are incredibly fortunate. For one thing, they have a dad in their life. My apartment complex is small, but it is predominately female. There are a lot of absent dads, and consequently, their moms are on parenting duty 100%. I am the strange one in that I pay the child support. And Rowan and Nova see their dad in the house they grew up in, because he wanted the house and was able to keep it (no regrets here, I love having only an apartment to worry about!).
Rowan wanted to speak to my privately, “Mom, she and I don’t have a lot in common and I don’t want her to go through all my stuff!” I told her, she certainly didn’t have to share all of her stuff and top bunk is her domain – she doesn’t have to let anybody up there and she doesn’t have to share any of those dolls. And I understood, her friend is a lot younger and not as mature, but it is kind to include her. So she left and made do – and then the lot of them, the 9 yr old, the 5 yr old, and the 3 yr old played for four hours until it was time to make dinner.
I made them a killer play fort in the living room using the base of the papasan chair as a dome, it was one of my best ones yet. Apparently, Nova wanted to be Copper (a bit villain in Justice League Unlimited) and the horror is that she would prevent the “princesses” from . . . reading. Truly dastardly. I was voted to be Lex Luthor is abstentia.
(This is Nova’s favorite villain)
Rowan, meanwhile, has been upset about the lack of books to read. She’s read everything over here and we need to go to the library. I asked her what her favorite series is. She likes the “Poison Apple” series because according to her, it has horror and ghosts and zombies – but always with a happy ending. So I gave her “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” to read. She likes it so far, and since Lizzy and Mr. Darcy still get together in the end, I consider it a happy ending. 🙂