I haven't written a Very Vivian post in a long time - kind of for a reason and kind of not. Mostly, the posts were easy to write when she was smaller. Babies and toddlers change so much and do so many weird and funny things that it was easy to write about her at least once a week. Now, she's 5 and a half, and while she's hilarious and amazing and changing so much, the stories are different. The things she will say don't always translate into a blog post, and she's so sensitive. She hates it when she hears me talking about her - so sharing her stories on the internet doesn't always feel like the right thing to do. So I might write about her a little less, or just in bits and pieces in other posts rather than in big "GUESS WHAT MY KID DOES NOW" kind of posts.
Vivian has hit an awesome stage - she loves her quiet time. She usually comes home from school and goes straight to her room for a little chill time. She likes her space and she likes her things, and being an only child she doesn't have a problem with entertaining herself. It feels strange when I'm working on something or reading on the couch and she's just hanging out in her room, but that's what she likes. I've often tried to go in and cuddle in bed with her while she's watching YouTube videos, only to be rebuffed with a "I just want alone time, Mommy. Maybe we can cuddle later." It seems like a terrifying glimpse into her teenage years, but at the same time I'm glad that she can entertain herself and that she knows when she needs to just chill in her room.