the one with the tears

Do you see that photo below? That is Squidge at the Didsbury Festival a couple of weekends ago. I encouraged her to go stand in front of the band and to dance.  I would love for my baby girl to express herself, to not have any inhibitions- to just dance when she wants to.  She was the only one that did.  I was a bit surprised that none of the other children got up to dance- aah well their loss!  I stood off to the side and cried- big ugly tears.  I’m not really sure why I was crying.  Maybe because she’s such a big girl and soo fearless so damn cute and she just made me happy.

The singer asked her to come up and gave her the tambourine to play with and well that just made me cry some more.  Silly mama!

We also played some games and cuddled some bears and went on some rides.  I’m loving the English summer and soaking up every last minute of it as I know it will be gone too soon.


  1. June 24, 2010 /

    My daughter is so shy but can be so cute when she isn’t. She would go and dance, but only if somebody else go first

  2. June 24, 2010 /

    Awww, that’s fabulous. My older two were always too shy to do such things, but the wee man would have been dancing away right alongside her.

  3. Rachel
    June 24, 2010 /

    You are so lucky to have such a gorgeous girl! Give yourself some credit for making her what she it! She is a great girl with a great Mother!!! This is a wonderful post!

    • Lindy
      July 12, 2010 /

      thanks Rachel! I don’t know what I ever did without her!

  4. Mancais
    June 26, 2010 /

    She has a beautiful smile.
    I used to be very shy and still get bouts of it now. At least my job makes me tackle it.

  5. maria
    June 26, 2010 /

    wow! very cute and ‘americanish’ of her 😉 (sshh! don’t tell her!! ) Enjoy that she is so outgoing..It’s wonderful and obvioulsy you are having quite a positive effect on her!! Loving her smile .. Very grown up

  6. bubblewench
    June 30, 2010 /

    She is getting so big! I can’t believe it since I started reading when she was so tiny! What a beautiful fearless dancing playing loving girl she has become.

    • Lindy
      July 12, 2010 /

      can you believe how big she is?!?! Makes me sad but she’s at such an awesome age I don’t get tooo sad!

  7. maryann
    July 1, 2010 /

    You know I almost cried reading this =( She is fearless and I love her for it… xo

  8. July 6, 2010 /

    she’s so cute and does look so grown up. I seem to find myself in tears everytime I go to Chloe’s classroom, so you’re not alone!