Mathilde is by far the child that makes me work on myself the most. She is demanding, impatient, very sensitive and very intense. She knows want she wants. Yep, she is a lot like me.
She struggles with being the little sister of twins, with not having that unique soul connexion Mara and Aisha share. And who can blame her for that?
She is very strong-willed, extremely social and outgoing and starts 10 projects and finishes none. She loves taking care of little ones, she is very generous and so full of love.
After a particularly hard day a few weeks ago, JF and I had a good laugh impersonating her as a young adult with her partner, door slamming, foot stamping and all... When I look into her dark deep eyes, I see the woman she is slowly becoming. Not to be tamed in the least. Air and fire in their truest expression. And I keep walking this beautiful path alongside her, even when the smoke of her fire is burning my eyes...
Aisha created many games for her.
Mara made her a felt pony.
Papa gave her a woodworking set (only one tiny injury to report so far...).
A gorgeous handmade apron our friend Stephanie offered her. Perfect to go with the great vegetarian cookbook she received from her Mamie (we haven't found any vegan cookbook for children in French on the market... Let me know if you know of any.).