Yesterday I asked LO what she wanted to do and she said, “we can do ORANGE!” Not sure she understands how to answer that question yet.
So after giving her several ideas, she wanted to go to the zoo. We fed a rhino, which she called a “rhino-potamus”.
This year has definitely been a roller coaster. I am looking forward to 2014!
My daughter is officially a teacher kid now. Today at school, another child knocked into her and she got a “boo boo”. Of course, the teacher can’t say who actually did it, so the teacher started out with “A child in the class,” blah blah blah. I couldn’t even really hear her because my LO starts jumping up and down, pointing at the other child and saying his name.
But that’s not even the best part…
Two minutes later, after we had picked up all of her stuff to take home, the other kid’s parent walks in. LO walks right up to the dad and says “So and so gave me a booboo!” Oops!
And with that, we left.
Today was team spirit day at my school. Of course, I had to wear an awesome shirt, so I asked DH if I could borrow one of his hockey jerseys. I didn’t think anything of it, but apparently, LO thought I was stealing. After getting myself dressed, I went to wake LO. She sat up in bed and looked at me quizzically. Then came the interrogation…
“Mommy, that not your shirt!”
“That Daddy shirt.”
“Daddy be mad.”
“You wear your shirt.”
She kept repeating over and over “That NOT your shirt!” I had to bring her to DH so he could tell her it was okay for me to wear the jersey. She kept pointing at me the whole morning. I think she still thinks I stole it.
Rule #1 – Do not start a game with a toddler that you don’t plan on repeating over and over again at least twenty five times. Also, do not start a game that you will be too tired from after the first fifteen times. Then you’ll be tired and have an angry toddler on your hands.
Rule #2 – Do not give toddlers any food you cannot wash out of the carpet and/or feed to the dog.
Rule #3 – Do not give toddlers anything in the car that can be used as a small projectile.
Rule #4 – “That” is always more interesting than “this”. Once they have “that”, “that” becomes “this” and is no longer what they want. Now they want some other “that”. Then a different “that”. Then maybe they will go back to wanting what they had before. Which you can no longer find because they used it as a small projectile. Repeat.
Rule #5 – Whatever bedtime routine you thought you had will change. Over and over again.
Rule #6 – Clean clothes will always wind up on the floor. Especially when your toddler is in “Fill and Spill” mode.
Rule #7 – Don’t try to tell your toddler to stay put anywhere. As long as they can move somewhere else, they will.
Rule #8 – Hairstyles will always look best right after you have finished. Three minutes after that (if you are lucky and they last that long), it is all fair game.
Rule #9 – Everything is more fun with a bubble machine.
Rule #10 – Big kids can entertain a toddler. Some adults can also double as big kids.
Do you have any rules you would add?
It’s so fun now that LO can walk. There is so much more she can do. (Read: So much more she can get herself into… Thank goodness for childproofing!)
Last night, she went into my room and took DH and my shoes off of the floor. She came into the living room with the different shoes in her hand and started giving us the shoes. The interesting thing was, she gave my shoes to me and DH’s shoes to him. She was so proud of herself and we were pretty impressed too. She kept doing it. Then, she brought out her shoes and made herself a little pile of her shoes (she only has her sneakers and a pair of party shoes).
Last post was all about the things our children learn from us… They learn our mannerisms, and we think it is oh-so-cute when they copy us…
This past week was my MIL and FIL’s anniversary. I decided to make a little video for them and whatever LO said on the video was going to be texted directly to them (don’t you just love modern technology?)
I started the camera (read, iPhone) rolling and said “LO?” and she didn’t even look up from what she was doing… she just said something that sounded an awful lot like “what?”… “Can you say Happy Anniversary?” and she said “ha-ha-ha-ha-ha” and then tried sticking her food up her nose. So, as promised, I sent the video off to MIL and FIL and just for fun to DH too. Five seconds later I get a text back from DH: “She got that from you!” So apparently, our kids really do pick up on the things we do, especially those ones we didn’t really want them to learn. (Just to clarify, I do not stick food up my nose! I assume he was talking about the “what?” when someone says my name. That I definitely do.)
Tonight, however, LO and I went out for mommy and me dinner. DH was out with the boys. We were sitting at dinner, minding our own business. LO was quietly, although messily, eating her dinner and this older couple comes up next to us and sits at their table. LO turns around and sticks her tongue out at them! I don’t mean just a quiet little tongue sticking out of her mouth. I’m talking mouth-wide-open, food-hanging-out, sticking out her tongue. So of course, now I’m trying to explain to the people that I have no idea where she got it from… maybe her father (hey, DH wasn’t there to defend himself – LOVE YOU!) The thing is, she wouldn’t stop doing it. I have never seen her do that before and I know that neither DH and I have taught her that. So where did she learn it from!?