I took Mia to the Flea last Sunday while Mark’s mom stayed back at home with Claudine. I know I jokingly vowed never to take the girls again, but I figured I could handle 1 kid. And yeah, it was hard at times walking around with her to all the stands, pulling her away from touching and picking up every piece of jewelry, knick knack and pleading at every single food stand for a treat. BUT, we gave her a job and that was to stand at the front corner of the table and talk to customers, informing them of all the variety of cookies and sweets that were available for sale. She was a natural and took the job very seriously. She is a natural extrovert, whereas Mark and I are not, so she relished her role and was damn good at it, charming a sale from customers who were wavering on their decision to buy something from our stand (and often talking their ear off). She closed quite a few sales for us that day.
That evening, after the Flea when the girls were tucked into bed, we watched Juno for the first time. If I ever wondered what Mia would be like down the road as a teenager, I don’t have to wonder anymore. Mia IS that character. It was weird to watch that movie and see somewhat into the future, what living with her would be like in 10 years (well, except for the pregnancy part, please).