December 11, 2010
Anyways the usual conversation this Christmas season, after we have finally put clothing on her back, goes as follows: She looks up at me with her big blue eyes asking for an honest behavior evaluation. She says sincerely "am I still on the good list?" I always assure her that she is still good in my book. She refers to Santa's list of course. Ever since I told her about it she seems obsessed with being on the right list. In fact when things are not going well, I need only to mention the list and I get quite the reaction from her. It is good in some ways but it has me wondering what windows to her personality I am getting a glance at here. Since I have older kids too I know that some things they displayed as young toddlers are still with them later in life. Does this mean she will be overly concerned with what people are thinking (or writing) about her. Seeking too much for approval from others could be bad right? Or good... Naughty or nice. Only time will tell I guess. I wish I had a magic mirror ball to see into the future for her.