Just Jane

With the older girls back at school it’s just me and Jane all day long.Me and Jane

Perhaps I should rephrase that…

With her older sisters at school Jane is back to talking to just me all day long.

Today I learned some interesting things…

When she colors too much the bones in her finger become so sore it requires a massage from her mother to continue coloring. I really have no idea how she’s managed this long without her regular finger massages. I mean, really, sore finger bones, it’s a dramatic sort of problem. In fact I’m really rather amazed we made it through without professional intervention and merely a few wide eyed earnest looks and large sighs from the poor girl.

Then, after reading a book where someone was nervous, we were talking about what makesΒ her feel that way.

“Well” she said, “if you trained alligators that would make me nervous.”

I tend to agree.Jane

If sore coloring fingers require massages just think of the drama alligator training would bring!

 

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22 comments on “Just Jane

  1. You’re lucky to have this quality with just Jane. And it’ll go by fast!

    • Jessie says:

      Its always nice to have any of the kids one on one. We will have even more fun in a few days when she remembers that I can’t actually play with her ALL day long! πŸ˜‰

  2. Jenny says:

    Jessie,
    This is one of those posts that makes me wish we lived closer! I would love to spend time with you two doing 4 year old stuff. And Jane is looking so grown up!

  3. A. Mouse says:

    I love her expressive face! And it’s hard to color without regular finger massages!

    • Jessie says:

      She does have a very expressive face, I asked her all her favorites today for a soon to be post and I should have video’d it instead because her face was hilarious. All those thinking poses you know! πŸ™‚

  4. That second photo, the one of just her, just fabulously sums up the drama πŸ™‚

  5. Dan says:

    She reminds me a little of one of Lizzie’s cousins in that last picture! There’s literally a ‘thinking pose’ picture from the morning of our wedding that still cracks me up.

    This post was an absolute joy to read. Looking forward to Jane’s favourite things😊

  6. Jesska says:

    After a couple of months of stress with my thumb after writing too much (loads of revision then a week of full-time full-on school), I have to sympathise with the sore colouring finger bones – “bone-skin-inflammation” really is a thing.. I’d never heard of it, or thought about it, until I got it – amazing that ahe already knows all the details! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Jeanette says:

    Coloring is important, thank you for taking care of her fingers to keep it going πŸ™‚

  8. Becky says:

    You’re the best! πŸ™‚ Watch out for those alligators! She’s going to need a full body massage after that! I can’t believe how BIG she is getting! What a delight!

  9. Imelda says:

    She’s funny!πŸ˜‚

  10. Sharon says:

    Suggest kitty training. It’s much safer and they don’t eat as much as an alligator.

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