Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Up Close and Personal: Samantha
I feel like Samantha has become really grown up all of a sudden. She's about to finish Grade 1 and is starting to mature in a lot of ways. Some days I go crazy trying to figure out how to be a Mom to a seven year old. I try to give her the independence and freedom she wants, but at times she's reluctant to own the responsibility that goes with it. I know that I'm hard on her - partly because she's the oldest, and partly because she's my only daughter. I hope one day she will understand that I only have her best interest at heart.
I love having alone time with Samantha after the boys have gone to bed. She's definitely a "night owl" and loves to stay up as late as possible. Tonight I thought it would be fun to ask her some questions. Here are her replies:
Name: Samantha Jean (after her mom, grandma, and 2 great-grandmothers)
Age: 7 years old... (going on 13)
Best Friend: Christine
Favourite colour: light blue, white, & light pink
Favourite food: mashed potatoes
Favourite show: Scooby-Doo
Favourite subject at school: Science
Favourite song: This One's for the Girls (Martina McBride)
Favourite book: any Cam Jansen mystery novel
Favourite sport: tennis
Favourite things to do: word searches, ride her scooter, lose teeth
What she wants to be when she grows up: a vet or a figure skater
What she's looking forward to doing when school's out in a couple of weeks: going swimming and going to the movie theatre and *hoping* to go to Build-A-Bear workshop (we'll see about that...)
What's her pet peeve: bug bites
What she loves most about herself: "I'm really good at drawing" (yes she is!)
What I love about Samantha: She's smart, helpful, fun-loving, creative, curious, kind and sensitive. She's a great reader, singer, and big sister... she's one of a kind!
What do you love about Samantha?
Scott and I are running around like crazy trying to get ready for the Play On! Tournament in Halifax this weekend. I think next week will be the week to catch up on sleep before the kids get out of school for the summer!
Posted by Cassandra Hill