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August 13, 2006

Her Royal Pinkness

This picture is an ode to bright pink. The color my children most like to wear. The classic color of polka dots, hovering other-worldly in a field of white or green. But it's not a man-made concept- this pink is in amazingly tacky sunsets and flowers that you only need a few of to be a focal point of your garden. But it's fun to overdo it when it comes to bright pink. It sort of lends itself to such indulgence. You might as well just wear it over your whole body:

...like Maya in the middle here. She just goes for it. And doesn't she make pink look like such a strong color? I know I've written this before, but once she said, 'I have a power, deep down inside me' (or something like that). She has such a strong presence. She's indomitable.
And here we have the fierce froggy guard of the flower garden at our local Arboretum. Do not mess with her, unless you intend to tickle her! She will love it, and she'll say 'teeko, teeko' and laugh.

I love my girls.

We're trying to put more alone time with each parent into the girls' days to help with certain behavior problems that we're having at present with the older two. Lots of fighting and defiance and just general negativity. The special times that Billy and I spend with each one really help me focus on their good qualities and give them a forum for saying whatever they need to say. It's a really good thing. They each get at least 15 minutes of a parent's undivided attention every day. This is the first step of an eight step program that we're trying from the book "Your Defiant Child". I'll let you know how it goes. For now I'm just taking in all the pinkness, in it's sassy, spicy, brightness.

Posted by Bahiyyih at August 13, 2006 04:45 PM

Oh how I miss you and your family! I had a dream just a few nights ago about your girls. Georgia was nine years old and of course I couldn't get over how tall and grown-up she looked. Maya was in the fuzzy background realm of my dream, being her powerful self, and Teresa ran straight toward me -all smiles- and gave me a big, wonderful hug. It was a very sweet, simple dream :)

Posted by: liza at August 14, 2006 02:18 PM

Cool dream! It sounds like it has a good chance of coming true. We all miss you too.

Posted by: Bahiyyih at August 16, 2006 09:59 PM

Yeah for alone time! This summer I had one afternoon of alone time with my mom. We went to see a belgian film and then we went to a diner and chatted. It still hits home and helps. But I am still defiant....

Posted by: Missmartha at August 18, 2006 11:22 AM