You know when it is going to happen, you see your child thinking things over trying to figure things out. Then you notice they don’t understand and things are going to go bad and tears will be shed, this is part of growing up and with Norah, she is just experiencing things for the first time at a much older age then her peers.
Case and point we were at the birth day party of Mr. Riley Norah was having fun playing with the kids and even had her first duck duck goose game, that the other kids helped let her know when she was the goose and needed to chase them.
Then it was time for Riley to receive his gifts that the kids had brought him. The first gift came out and all was well. Norah was happily sitting watching him open the first two or three, and then she gave me a look like what’s up dad. I just smiled signed for her to watch. Now Riley has four sisters three were at the party and for the younger two. Someone had brought two small gifts for them too.
Well when I seen the other two gifts get handed gifts I knew Norah would not under stand and sure enough. Norah gets up from the back of the crowd moves closer the lady handing out the gifts and sits back down, make perfect since, maybe the lady just didn’t see her. Then Riley gets a couple of more gifts and so Norah not wanting to be left out gets up and go’s right to the lady, and taps her on the leg like,
Hey lady I know you must have over looked me waiting passionately for my gift so here I am empty handed.
I asked Norah to sit down only to have her get up when yet another gift went to Riley. Tap the lady on the leg again, turn to us and start balling like it was the end of the world. Lori took her out for a walk to calm down and all was well after awhile, Norah even was able to choke down some cake and ice-cream. That is just one of many life lesions she will learn in the coming years. Later we all went swimming in the big pool at the party she loves the swimming so all was right with the world again.
I love that girl.