I watched Katie and Sean today for the first time in months, or, more accurately, I watched Katie, as Sean slept the entire time. She turned 5 a few months ago, and is headed off to kindergarten next week.
She's grown up, thankfully. She used to be a bit of a terror - hyper, demanding, in-your-face. Today she played nicely: by nicely, I mean, I was a giant on the couch with a sword trying to eat her as she crawled around. But she was polite, and played by herself for awhile, and was quiet at times, and we generally had a good afternoon. I'm going back Wednesday, too.
In other news, I took the twins to Essie's house today and we finger-painted and played and ate. At one point Essie was twirling and saying "I'm a princess!" I am so not okay with that...I asked her if she was a ballerina. "Yes! I'm a ballerina!" That's what she continued to be. I considered my job done, for the moment. She still has way too much pink and pastel.