Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free Spirited, She Is!

My granddarling Anna will soon be six.  She burst into this world in quite the hurry and has not slowed down since her arrival!  She started kindergarten this year.  My biggest hope is that the system will not steal all her joy, independence and free spirit.  "They" want her to conform...she has a hard time with it.
To say she has her own sense of fashion is an understatement.  My daughter prefers not to battle over clothing, hair and shoes.  As long as she is covered and it is not a safety issue so be it.  The assistant in her classroom asked Anna if her Mother looked at her in the mornings...apparently Anna's choice of shoes did not suit her...she wore her jazz boots...leather bottom, leather tops, neutral color, very comfy not distracting to anyone except the assistant.  Yeah, several of us were ready to string her up.



Anna dances through life...she is on a competition dance team with her first performance in February.  She flew through my kitchen after dance dragging a pink suitcase on wheels.  I told her I loved her pink suitcase and she assures me that it is HOT pink.  She proceeded to do her dance routine on the breakfast bar. 

Give the child some paper and something to write with...she is busy for hours, really!  When this little girl has had enough of the world around her...she takes herself to bed and snuggles in with a stack of books.



Her Mimi (great grandma and my mom) gave her money for Christmas.  Anna decided it was time to re-do what she calls "her" bathroom.  Pink and purple polka dotted shower curtain, pink rug, toothbrush holder, cup and towel set...with a huge Justin Bieber poster (a gift from her brother).  What five year old does this? 



I LOVE this girl.  I love her spirit.  I love being reminded to dance through life...to be creative and to take yourself to bed with good books when the world is too much.  Most of us knew what made us feel good and how to just BE before we let life take over.  Yes...there are jobs, families, myriad responsibilities...in the midst of all of "that" let us not forget to just Be, to explore, to enjoy.  I have a feeling 2012 is going to be an Amazing year...how about you, what do you think?  

16 comments:

Heidi said...

She is PRECIOUS!

Michelle said...

Love it MaMa!

Lynn Westbrook said...

Simply Adorable!!

Lisa Tjaarda said...

Granddarling is right! So like GRAND Mah-mah!!! Perhaps, in time, that asst will learn about personality and flair!!!

thedailydish said...

Your granddarling would fit right in in this house!! Thank God for joie de vivre! May 2012 be the best yet!!

XOXO

Rosezilla said...

She is a darling indeed! Keep encouraging her - Grandmas are best qualified to write about their darlings, I think. You have captured her through the eyes of love.

Christy Peake said...

Happy Birthday sweet Anna!! I hope I live long enough to spoil a granddaughter! She will have a trunk full of hats and jewels!!

Mamma has spoken said...

I see outfits like that EVERY DAY at my school. Heck, even today there was this girl that had on pants, shirt, and shoes that had three different patterns on it, each as loud as the other and none that went together.
It made me smile.
The only outfits I don't like are the stripper ones. You know the ones, shirt three sizes too small so that you see their belly along with the pants that fit the same. Oh and the boots with two inch heels to finish the look!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Anna sounds like my kind of girl!!!

xo jj

Putz said...

that reminds me of amy(my grand} who was my darlin and now she is running into the ocean in her wedding dress on may 6th 2012<><><>come join us at i think it is oceansides 10 miles from myrtle beach<><>oh and she is till my darlin<><>maybe we could put pressure on them all and get him baptised inot OUR church on the same day><<><>marla jayne toooo

Yolanda said...

She is precious and I lot like you I think. It is so good to hear.

SE'LAH... said...

so cute and full of life. you are blessed.

sending love.

SE'LAH... said...

Just stopping by again to say HI and thinking of you. one love.

Relyn said...

What a precious girl you have. Aren't children such a blessing?

Jayne said...

How did I miss this beautiful tribute to precious Anna? One of the many things she has going for is the love and unconditional acceptance of a doting grandmother!

Rosezilla said...

Grandchildren really know how to teach us joy!