We have had some really rough days lately. Perhaps that explains my low post numbers, but I could also blame it on the heat, I feel like my brain and body are slowly being cooked to a crisp. Either way, I just haven’t been in the mood to do much blogging.
Lucy has been going through this rebellious, ‘I don’t need mama’ stage (I hope it’s a stage), and it has been very hard on my soul. Up until this time she has been attached to my hip, quite literally. She has been a mama’s girl since the day she was born, preferring me over anyone. In the past two weeks she has been trying so hard to push the boundaries and testing me every chance she gets. Any time I calmly remind or ask her to be careful or to hold on to mama’s hand she throws a fit or runs off and will look over her shoulder (to be sure I am watching) while she continues the action. I’m sure this is a perfectly normal stage of development, but good lord, it is waring.
Anyway, these pictures are from our day yesterday. We went out and spent a few hours with my friend Dolores. Lucy had so much fun watching the chickens, ducks, and goats. I absolutely adore how much of a nature girl Lucy is. I dream of a day that we can have a huge piece of land and just let her go have her own adventures. I have a feeling this one will be a great tree climber. She is such a free spirit, even through these rough patches I can’t help but feel proud.