Thursday, February 18, 2016

Livi is Six

I just read over Livi's post from last year's birthday and so much yet so little has changed in this little girl. She is still a strong-willed, creative, and loving child but I've learned so much more about who she is as her personality starts to become more concrete. The little clues of being her own person and daydreaming have manifested into something that makes conventional education a little hard for Livi. She is so intelligent, but learning certain things have become a struggle. It's hard for me because I know we are at a crossroads and I want to do right by her. If she continues to be taught by teachers who don't "get" her, she will lose confidence and not tap into the very special and unique way her mind works. I don't want her to shut down, I want her to grow. We are currently exploring different options so stay tuned for more on that. 

Something else that has come to my attention is how incredibly caring she is. She is a caretaker through and through. She cares for her baby dolls as though they were her real babies. She has taken to cooking and must be the one to serve the food at every meal. Great pride is taken in the fact that she helped cut the chicken or make the sauce. She is the first to offer a blanket if someone mentions they are cold or split her candy if yours has fallen to the ground. 

Her smile is infectious. If you are lucky enough to spend some time with her and she chooses to let you in, you will have the best time and you will feel better off than you did before. 

1. What is your favorite color? pink 
2. What is your favorite toy? Barbies
3. What is your favorite fruit? Bananas
4. What is your favorite tv show? Master Chef Junior
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? school lunch
6. What is your favorite outfit? cheerleader outfit
7. What is your favorite game? Mancala
8. What is your favorite snack? Pirate's Booty
9. What is your favorite animal? Giraffe and Elephant
10. What is your favorite song? Hello
11. What is your favorite book? The Curious Garden
12. Who is your best friend? Mommy and Kama
13. What is your favorite cereal? Wheaties
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my bike and play
15. What is your favorite drink? LaCroix
16. What is your favorite holiday? Easter
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? baby 
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Waffles and sprinkles
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? pizza
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a teacher (I would only let them eat candy and play) 
21. What is your favorite movie? Big Hero Six

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