Christmas program 2013 demonstrates one very important thing about my child: she is not going to be the most introverted kid forever. Despite conditions that would otherwise have sent her into a tailspin merely 1 year ago, she sang, performed, and stood still unflinchingly while sandwiched between two classmates.
Just for a point of comparison, this was exactly 1 year ago. Notice the shading of the eyes in the classic feline move--if I can't see you, then you can't see me.
Busy, stressful day for the little one. The best stress relief is, of course, dragging an assortment of sleeping bag, blankets, clothes hamper, pillow, and stuffed animals out to the living room in order to make a nest on top of the vent. This is, by the way, normal for her, other than the falling asleep part. Is it just my kid that does this? Makes a nest for herself on top of floor vents? I like her imagination; I think we'll keep her. At least a little longer. Plus, she whispered "I love you" to me while eating lunch with some friends after the program today. Unprompted. To me--the one to whom she regularly tells is second fiddle to Daddy because "You use a cup to rinse my hair in the bathtub and Daddy doesn't." It must have been because I slipped her half of a breadstick.