Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sleep Over

Tori has been invited to a birthday sleepover this weekend. No doubt she will wake up early on Saturday morning and drive us all crazy waiting for 5 o’clock to roll around. It is at the babysitter’s house with her granddaughters whom Tori adores. Now that they are all in school, at different schools with different schedules, the girls do not get to see each other much. So, this is a BIG deal, and Tori is sure to remind us of that. We have already gone shopping, and Tori found Kylee a Monster High doll and journal. We've got it wrapped and ready to go. I am sure she will bring some other Monster High dolls with her so they can all play.

Tornado Tori

Tori can be quite the tornado, destroying her room in minutes. She loves to pull out almost everything she owns and create houses, towns, etc. There will be piles all over her floor, and because her room is so small, it is difficult to walk around without tripping on something. Some days I am fine with the mess. Other days I get fed up with falling on stuff. Last night I had had enough, and amazingly, Tori cleaned up her room without complaint. And, she did a great job! She put things away rather than stuffing them under something else. Now I can get in there with the vacuum cleaner.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Meltdown Over Videos

We’re getting ready for a yard sale in May, and last night, I sorted through items and priced them. Of course, I had to ask the kids about some of the items I had pulled. Tori was good about everything but some DVDs. She had a cow when we asked her to look at those and go through them. The tears flowed, too much, so I told her to leave it be. She could keep them all. She settled down, and before I knew it, she had gone through her collection of videos and pulled some really old ones that she had no desire to see. Then she was off and running, helping me to separate all of the toys into bags and price them.

In spite of her occasional meltdowns, Tori has really blossomed this year. She is a bit ahead at school and is starting to move into older things. Her current favorite is Monster High. The dolls resemble Barbie dolls in size but come from monsters, like Dracula and Frankenstein, hence Draculaura and Frankie Stein. Her favorite is Laguna Blue, daughter of a sea monster. She also likes Ghoulia Yelps, a zombie who does not talk. She has several of the dolls, plus the school. She has also turned her dollhouse-shaped bookshelf into a Monster High home, complete with Abby Abominable’s bed.

As for the LaLaLoopsys, well, they have kind of been put on the back burner. We are not sure if she has tired of them and is past them, or will return to them this summer. She has them all still, many undressed, so maybe one day she will play with them and her Loving Family dollhouses again.