there is a hair product for black people called dark and lovely.
thinking about that this week gave me a new nickname for our foster baby girl: brown and lovely.
if you have met her, then you know that lovely is a great word to describe her. and i just love her brown skin and brown hair, which contribute to her loveliness (even tho birth dad cut her lovely hair last week, grrrr.... but that is another story).
there are so many lovely things about her. her smiles, her laughs, her faces, her hair (when she had it), her giggles, the way she wrinkles her nose when she laughs, her dimples, her cute chubby legs, her consistently pleasant mood, the way she does the cutest push-ups ever right now while she is trying to learn how to stand up, her cute pitiful sounding cry during the rare occasion that she is crying... even if we only had her and not the boys, i am sure i would call her lovely, but i think a big part of the reason that i think of her as being so lovely is because of the sharp contrast between her and her brothers.
i mean, really she has an unfair advantage over the boys for many reasons. first of all, she is cute and little. they are bigger and therefore are just not as cute.
secondly, she is a girl. i love being mama to three three boys. from the moment we first heard about the kids and i knew that the oldest three were boys, i was excited. but for all the advantages that come with boys, there are the disadvantages... and those disadvantages shine out all the more clear in comparison with my brown and lovely. :) and baby girl clothes are waaaaay cuter than toddler boy clothes. they just are.
additionally, when she does cry, it is way more understandable than when her brothers cry and whine (which is a lot!) since they can communicate their needs in other ways. so, for her its excusable, but for them, less so. (besides, she is so lovely that even her crying is almost endearing!)
i am so excited because lovely girl and i are going to get to bond even more now that i finally ordered a moby wrap. i will get to carry her much more throughout the day... yay! the occasions that she does cry are usually when her brothers are taking my attention away from her needs, and i think she will be much more comforted to be "worn" with me throughout the day. the numerous benefits of baby wearing can be read here.
as a side note, i might also use it with our youngest little man, who is still displaying big signs of insecure attachment, which makes me sad.