Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jovie's disposition is so sweet and caring. She genuinely wants to help others out. She is tough and tries hard not to cry even when she's hurt. She is also sensitive, and sometimes when her feelings are hurt, she will cover her eyes with her hands and when she regains composure she'll say, "my eyes are just watering," or, "I was just doing that." She can be silly. She can be stubborn! Oh my, can she be stubborn. She is ticklish. She smiles with her eyes. She really is a joy! I am so glad that she is who she is and I delight in the fact that I get to nurture this beautiful little girl and watch her grow. The part of Jovie that is truly wearing on me as a parent though, is that Jovie gets bored doing just about everything. Jovie won't sit through a movie. She won't sit through a book. She can hardly even make it through a game. She has a hard time relaxing. She loves to work. She loves to do chores and be productive- which is great! But, sometimes, I just want her to be entertained. Jovie even gets bored sleeping! I am not kidding, there have been many times, in the middle of the night, that she walks into our room and says, "I can't sleep. Can I have water." She is tired. My kids do not get too much sleep. Jovie sometimes takes a 30 minute nap. She is usually asleep between 8:30-9:00pm and she is awake at 5:30am. You can't tell me she is getting too much sleep. She simply wakes up and rather than laying there and trying to go back to sleep, she gets up. Now, I will admit I am somewhat like this. I get bored easily. But not that easily. Stephen seems to think she is my mom's clone. If you don't know my mom, she doesn't know how to relax. She admits that is why she likes car rides and a simple drive into town- it forces her to relax! Yep, I think that's where Jovie gets it! At least I know she'll be a wonderful wife and mother someday, as my mom sure is! I guess a lack of laziness isn't such a bad thing.