Friday, October 21, 2011

10 Things I Love About Lola Moon


She cuts her shirts up and makes leg warmers and gloves

Her last haircut was a gigantic FAIL ( in her mind, I love it ) and so she now wears a black beret ( the very one pictured above ) every single day every single second.
She sings in the shower, like full on American Idol busting out trills and deep growls and high notes. Example from today Oh love, everyone neeeeeeds ( think windows shattering ) love baby, you and I must work this OUT OH BABY ( think angry bull moose )
She went from Ever to Everkins to Kins and now calls our baby Kenny. Yes, the same name as some undead kid on South Park.

She believes in the power of a booty shakin dance to raise the spirits.

I have never heard her talk badly about anyone, except to say that a girl was not nice to her specifically. She doesn't gossip and she doesn't have a mean bone in her body.

She takes a musical theatre class once a week and is killin it. Making friends and having so much fun.
She gets giddy over decorations, and is completely crafty in a way I have never been and never will be. She made awesome Halloween decorations out of thin air. Think a glass full of weird objects used red marker to bleed into the water and make it red, then wrote DRINK ME on the outside. Think plastic lizards she cut in half and lay on a tray with red ketchup in between. Think fake fingernails in front of our fake gravestones outside, and ghosts made of tissue. She's crafty / she's what I like / She's crafty / And she's just my type ( Beastie Boys, anyone? )

She's a girl, with a girlish heart and girlish observations. By that, I mean that as my first girl, Lola has shocked me this last year with her evenly and matter of factly laid out observations on my behavior and life. Daughters observe you in a way that sons do not, they see the inner workings of your heart and objects and motivations. Daughters SEE YOU. When I was pregnant, Lola was the first one to ask how I was feeling, and had the baby moved that day, and to remark how tired I must be after taking care of kids all day. The other day she told me that although I had been snappy ( I had just apologized ) she totally understood because things with Dakota are hard right now, and she knows your heart is hurting, Momma. He's your son, and you took care of him like you do Ever, and you love him and of course you are missing him like crazy right now. That's part of what makes you such a good Momma, you love us all the way.

All the way, Lola.

She still sneeze farts. :)

oceangirl said...

She's a special lady. Thank you for sharing your daughter with us.

Elisabeth said...

I agree, Maggie, daughters see you in a way that no one else can quite manage. They see into you. I have been blessed with four of the darlings. Like you, I cannot hide.

Elizabeth said...

I love that you know her so well, that you love her so well -- what a doll. And you're one amazing mama.

silverfinofhope said...

She tears at the heart! Fierce love. Thank you for sharing your girl with us, Maggie.

lulumarie said...

This brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful soul she is!

Josey said...

This post was so awesome Maggie. :) Makes me miss my Mom....

Petit fleur said...

She is such a darling... I love the sneeze farting and the morphing of the Everkins.... that is classic.

Much love to you all,
xo pf

FrankandMary said...

And a best friend for life. ~Mary

Marion said...

What a precious, sweet spirit your Lola Moon has. You are so blessed. xo

Ms. Moon said...

Yes. Daughters DO see you. And sometimes, this is good and sometimes this is just plain scary.
But they love you. And they see your best heart. And they are your heart.
Tell Lola Moon that Ms. Moon from Florida is glad to know that she is here on this planet, making things better by being exactly who she is. And also- that Ms. Moon thinks she is spectacularly beautiful.

Misfits Vintage said...

Wow. If I had been guaranteed a Lola, I would not have been to afraid to have children. What a beautiful, amazing person she is. And what beautiful observationss about her - thanks Maggie.

Sarah xxx

CitricSugar said...

I spent the last 36 hours doing my first-ever parent/teacher interviews; parents and their children are interesting combinations. I love finding out what one sees in the other and the look in their eyes when you say something that lets them know you can see some of it too.

Loved this post. And very timely it 'twas, too.

Caroline said...

What an amazing, amazing person she is! My heart is so full after reading this! Awesome daughter and awesome mother!

p.s. I love that she is crafty! I love it! And I bet that she is also super talented at coming up with great Halloween costumes!

Lone Star Ma said...

Yes on the daughters seeing you - for real. Your Lola Moon sounds so very wonderful - like her mama.

Hyacinth said...

Lola Moon, what a delightful young lady...she sounds amazing and loving and fun and beautiful, and you're so lucky to have such a lovely daughter.

Oh, and yes, it's true...daughters SEE their mothers...and love them in an extra special way.

6512 and growing said...

gorgeous tribute. And yes, daughters DO see their Mamas.

anymommy said...

I love the way you love them.

January Dawn said...

So sweet and what a wonderful way to let us in on your amazing world with your eldest daughter. She sounds pretty darn cool.

Still Life With Coffee said...

Awesomeness.
Every girl needs to hear this from her mama. :-)
And every woman needs to remember what her mama loved about her.
Just splendid. xoxox

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Beautiful post. I adore my daughters and the love comes back and goes around again. All the way is The Way.

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