*I have a hard time with the fact that she is JUST graduating from elementary school she looks so grown up.
*We didn't try to make her look grown up but I think because she is taller and bigger for her age she just naturally looks older.
*She has also never really been a kid that played.
*I can count on one hand items that she "played" with.
*She hasn't had toys in years!
*She draws, deals with bugs, has some webkinz (although more for the website)
*she like to be around animals.... but she doesn't and hasn't ever really played with dolls or "imagined" a whole lot.
*she loves Legos and builds often.
*She likes to write, although she sketches much more.
*She keeps a journal but doesn't write in it daily.
*She has so many animal facts in her head that I am generally astounded!
*Sometimes it makes me sad that she isn't still a "child", not in the sense that she is all grown up and I am out of a job... just not a "child" in the sense that plays and pretends and imagines.
*I can't keep the child in books.. she is constantly reading!
*she is very picky with clothes--- how they fit, colors, prints, styles. Although I will say this shopping trip was a BREEZE! The first skirt and shirt she picked out and tried on she came out WREATHED in smiles.
*look how grown up she looked last August!
* She will be leaving "kids" church group, but not heading into youth group (which we are not fans of) so we are in the in between stages.... such a struggle.
*she longs for a best friend... but hasn't found THAT person yet.
*she is mostly unaware of boys right now-- thankfully.
*she is sensitive. she is generally kind. she is sweet.
*she loves her family- is irritated by her siblings but still loves her family!
*she loves science, Myth busters, animal shows
*she sings beautifully.
*she likes to take pictures and is very artistic
*she struggles with math and focusing. She also is very forgetful!
*she shaved for the first time last week--- so grown up but for me it was one more thing that just shoved her out of "childhood" even though it was needed!
*works hard if she is focused and for somethings gets so one track minded that we have trouble getting her to stop thinking about it!
*she likes to just be with me
*she loves to swim!
Kaitlin Vivian Grace Thompson