I was telling the directors of the kids' preschool about the comments Indigo made regarding her tantrums and Evie's arrival. They reminded me that when you have three kids, it's important to spend time with each child alone, not just when the new baby arrives but on a semi-regular basis. I think we try to do this, but are not always as intentional about it as maybe we should be. They told me to be especially mindful of Indigo being she is the middle child - I'm often busy attending to Evie's needs and Jude's able to accomplish so much more than her. They suggested that she could feel a bit lost at times. I hadn't given that too much thought before because Indi appears to be adjusting so well to it all now. But I thought it was a great point. So today, while Jude had his 'long' day at school (9a-2p) and E had her 2 1/2 hour nap, I decided to ignore this
and focus on Indigo and what she wanted to do for the entire 2 1/2 hours.
We started with playdoh. Indigo recently informed me, "I'd like to be called Indigo rather than Indi. Indi sounds too babyish."
I had my coffee and she had her juice, but in a fancy tea cup.
Then we did her favorite activity - puzzles!
After that, she wanted me to paint her nails. For her 'pedicure' we started with a foot soak.
She was very good about holding still.
We had a wonderful time together. She is so fun and articulate. I always enjoy spending time alone with each of the three kids. I do feel it's important.
Later in the day, our sweet konjo baby had a pretty big milestone - she went potty in the potty. I'm not into early potty training, Indigo's 3 1/2 and still not totally there, but Evie is very interested in the potty. She also often has accidents after I change her diaper but before I put on a new one. I was pretty floored when she went right away, on the first try. She just turned 18 months old. Here are a couple pics to commemorate the day.