We went to the local Families with Children from China Moon Festival this weekend.
I will get back to that but first let’s say:
Wow!! Norah was in fine form that morning. She wanted to wear shorts and it was to cold out side for shorts so Lori and I vetoed her vote. One way or another she was going to be leaving the house in warm clothing and it took two of us to put pants and a long sleeve shirt on her that morning. Norah has a super power she can whip out when you ask her to do something she does not wan to do, like getting dressed in clothes she hasn't picked out.
She becomes the incredible hulk with super strength. She tries
to rip off the very clothes that you just struggled to put on her.
Man, she can get her self worked up over nothing.
She had gotten herself so worked up it took her awhile to calm down. When I was younger I problably would not want to leave the house when she was in full fit mode.
Now that I am older and we have somewhere to go we give Norah some time to calm down and if she doesn’t we head out anyway. I’m sure sometimes people can’t tell if I am trying to exorsize demons from Norah or simply buckle the straps on her car seat.
Luckily the hulk (Norah) like the Hulk on T.V. only comes out every once in awhile, and the loving and affectionate child that comes back out again to Lori and me more then makes up for the ugly green monster.
Which brings me back to the FCC. We were all talking about our daughters and there are a lot of us with four year olds that were all having the same experiences.
It was comforting to know that Norah is a normal 4 year old little girl wo just happens to be VERY strong willed and passionate. All traits that will serve her well later in life.
The kids had fun at the Moon Festival. They got to make masks, paper lanterns, cookies ("Moon Cakes") and play on the playground equipment.
You can see Norah’s personality coming out in the photos she is such a blessing to us and you have to love her spirit. The group photos below are in chronological order. She kept scooting over so that she could show off and then swing on the bar. What a nut!