Yesterday I was sure that one of our butterflies wasn’t going to make it. He didn’t want to fly anywhere and I thought maybe his wings were broken. We put him back in our little habitat, fed him sugar water, and decided to wait a day and try again.
This morning we took him back outside, and once again, he crawled all over Paprika like he was her best friend. And then a moment later, he flew away up into the sky and was he gone. Bye bye butterfly!
It took her about an hour to stop crying- she wanted the butterfly to stay with her forever and ever and ever. Eventually, she calmed down and was alright. We had been letting butterflies go all day – but she didn’t want that one to go and didn’t realize the butterfly would fly away and not come back.
It was hard because, you know, I got it. I wanted to get that butterfly for her, but there was nothing on earth I could do. She didn’t care that we had more butterflies inside – she wanted that one, the one that was her special butterfly friend. She’s doing okay now…but she still misses her butterfly.
Then, Ginger didn’t end up napping at all. So, I missed the day at the pool with the gorgeous view for no good reason. But, that’s okay…Ginger and I had a lot of good one-on-one time.
Ginger had been changing so much lately. She wants to do everything Paprika does, including wearing Princess dresses. This one was a gift from Mimi and PopPop for Paprika’s birthday. It’s a little big for Ginger, but she just had to wear it today!