Saturday, October 2, 2010

31 for 21: #2 NOT a Life Half-Lived

Elise will not be attending the Princess Tea tomorrow. Amelia will be going to a Princess Tea, complete with a Ball Gown and china tea was supposed to be a Grandma/Granddaughter Tea.

I feel a tiny bit guilty that Elise won't be attending. She will not completely miss out. Her grandmother will be doing something special with her another time. It's just that "Bull in a China Shop" doesn't begin to cover it. She hates tea. Won't drink it. Hates tiny sandwiches. Spits when she doesn't like things. Has no tolerance for princess gowns...likes them for only about 30 seconds. Insists on running, hates shoes, and tends to break things...and tends to strip when uncomfortable. See? No tea party=good idea.

Elise runs wide open. All in or all out. She is emotional and strong and confident. There is no shy violet...she knows what she wants and goes for it...for good or ill... There is never a lost opportunity...hers is NOT a life half-lived!

I want to be like her when I grow up.


  1. LOL! Good for you for knowing what she'd like and dislike and letting her be!

  2. What a wonderful model for us all! Thank you, Tiffany, for seeing that beautiful reality and pounding that "signpost" for the rest of us! You (Tiffany and Elise!) nudge and encourage us to be more than we are. I love you both for that - and I love our Father God for His pure and precious gift in Elise!

  3. That post is brilliant, I want to be like her when I grow up too!