|Flying home from Chicago|
This is a summary for McKenna from 6.5-6.75 years old.
Eating is good and normal. Food and feeding times has always been a simple process with McKenna.
|She lost her two front teeth during this time. She was missing them for Christmas!|
Sleeping is also good.
Playing is good. McKenna is growing out of playing with toys so much. For Christmas, she didn’t really want anything. At all. She asked for a gingerbread house kit. When I was getting ideas from her, I would suggest something and she would reply, “No, I don’t really need that” or “No, I have all that I need of that.”
|She loved playing goalie|
I ended up getting her things like a hula-hoop and a floor mat since she loves to do gymnastics. She loves being physical.
During this time period, McKenna did a few things. She did swimming lessons, gymnastics, and cheer. She also did piano and finished up fall soccer at the beginning of this time period.
School is going well for McKenna. She is a good student who follows the rules well. I always assumed she would be one who would have a hard time being quiet and not just chatting with friends throughout school. It turns out she is a major rule follower, however, and doesn’t mind telling other people to follow the rules also.
I have seen a big leap in maturity with all of my children so far in their first bit of first grade. McKenna is the same.
I always love getting to see my kids’ personalities come out over time. Their personalities are always blossoming and we get to know more and more about them. Sometimes they surprise us. McKenna is far more of a rule follower than I ever would have predicted. Her contentment in life is really starting to come out, also. We have always known she is an optimist, but with that is a sense of always being happy with what life is. She even ran around in snow boots with one missing a liner for several weeks without even complaining about it (they are hand me downs and apparently have always been missing the liner).
McKenna’s favorite books right now are the Mercy Watson books and the Whatever After books.
Here is our typical schedule on a school day.
7:00 AM–wake up. Eat breakfast. Get ready. Do morning chores. Read scriptures. Practice piano.
9:00 AM–school starts
4:00 PM–home from school. Homework. Then free play.
5:30 PM–Dinner. Then time with family.
7:00 PM Start getting ready for bed.
8:00 PM–in bed
- On Becoming Childwise
- Love and Logic Magic
- Preschooler’s Busy Book: 365 Creative Games & Activities To Occupy 3-6 Year Olds
- The Siblings’ Busy Book
- The Five Love Languages of Children
- Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)