I just wrote a whole paragraph about this, posted it and then it disappeared. How frustrating. I am not quite sure what I wrote because I just tend to write. I spent some time tonight looking for pictures of Amanda in the snow. People have been asking me again where Princess Snowflake comes from and I tell the stories. The PS is only recently new – since last March. It was ‘adoring name’ for her. OK… it was a bit of sarcasm thrown in. She was a princess and snowflake fit because she liked them. The story of snow is a bit boring but interesting at the same time. On the year she was born .. it snowed starting right after Halloween. It snowed lots. More than you would expect in Vancouver. It shut down ferries, buses, planes, everything. In Vancouver, we aren’t use to snow that much so when it does, we sort of stop. Also, Amanda was 14 days past her due date. So I was getting quite anxious that while it was snowing, she would want to come out and then what. I didn not want to be one of those moms that ends up on the news having a baby on the side of the highway. Luckily I didn’t. She was ‘scheduled’ to come out and arrive she did. Right in the middle of my Scrabble game with her to be god-mom. In Amanda’s spirited nature, she didn’t waste anytime popping out after the drugs to induce her. Her spirit raved on as she grew up. She was the first to get her face painted with butterflies and rainbows. She always had hair barrettes in her hair. She always got tired of them, dropped them on the carpet and then someone would always end up stepping on it and yell for ‘Amanda’. She would just look at us as if we sprouted horns. ‘Why all the noise?’ – she would say. ‘Who left it on the floor?’ – we would say. ‘Mr Bear’ – was Amanda’s answer. And she would skip merrily away. We collected the hair things. In a jar. And then eventually put them back in the bathroom for the next round. Spirit or spunk???
Love that kid (my PS) xoxo
But here are the two pictures …. you choose … spirited or spunky???