Since Lily was sick last weekend, and we were unable to go to see our family and friends in NC and SC- we decided to go to our home away from home.... Atlanta. It is super close, and we love taking Lily to the hotel and to go shopping. On this trip, she finally got it! Everyone at the hotel remembers Lily, and she adores all of their attention. When we go eat the breakfast at our favorite hotel, the ladies that work there call her by name. She even told them this time that they could go shopping with us, and she said she would buy them presents. She also fed our favorite server, Erica, strawberries.
Needless to say, she is at home there, too. On this trip, she got her new kitty- Flower from Neiman Marcus. She also got to do lots of shopping for herself at Pottery Barn Kids, Hanna Andersson, Macy's, Nordstrom, and Lucky Brand Jeans.
So, what is "it" that we think she finally understands? When we got home last night, she said, "I wanna go shopping mall in the morning, Mama." I said, "Well, Mama has to go back to work these week. So, we will be going back in a few months." She then said, "Work? To get presents?"
So, now, hopefully, the working this week won't be too hard on all of us. Change for Lily always brings about her night terrors and a ressurrection of her old insecurities for a few weeks. It would really be nice for her understand what is happening this time.