Friday, January 18, 2008

She's So Brave!

Belen has always been scared to death of all the characters at Dland. Whenever we see a character she says how she wants to say hi to them and take a picture with them, but when the time comes for her to go near the character, she freezes up with fear. I totally understand this because I am.... I mean.... was, the same way. So anyway, we were in toon town a week ago and she spotted Mini walking towards a photo-op. Belen took off running after her screaming "Mini!! Mini!! Stop!!" I, of course, ran after Belen. So there we were running through toon town chasing minimouse and I knew that once we caught up to her Belen would chicken out and just want to stand and stare. So, we caught up to mini at the photo-op and got in line to meet her. The entire time in line I was giving Belen pep-talks about how nice mini is and how happy she is going to be to see Belen, etc. Well, it was finally out turn and Belen ran right up to her and gave her a big hug! I was so proud of her for not being afraid. Am I jumping the gun to think that maybe she'll like Santa this year?


Well, I started subbing again. I did two days this week, 4th and 5th grade. I subbed at my old school so it was really fun seeing all my old co-workers. It's weird because when I'm at work, I think.. wow, I love this, I don't mind it at all. Then when I'm at home with the kids, I think, wow, I love this! I never want to work! I guess as long as I keep it a few days a week I'll like it.. a little time for me to do what I love but still be able to be at home with my kids most of the time. I applied for an on-line teaching job and I'm just hoping they have an opening... then I could do what I love- in my pj's!

Belen had her birthday party a few weeks ago- here's some pics from the festivities.