It’s been awhile since I regaled you with tales of the 4-year-old princess who rules my home. Home?! Haha you mean your whole life, Kel. Below are just a few more examples of the hilarity that ensues when I’m on a 50/50 work from home schedule. Please take a seat. Grab some tissues, too.
So she overheard a television program use the phrase “salty as hell” and I can only wish she’ll wait a few weeks to share this gem. Namely when she’s with her dad. Because I know she will use it properly, I almost can’t wait.
Her nose was running and a green, yellow-ish mucous was emerging from her left nostril. After many tissues and a dose of Zyrtec, a miniature piece of popcorn (kernel and all) was extracted. I was secretly appalled yet impressed.
Her love for fishing and ability to be completely impatient are equally charming. 5 mins – no fish – I’m out.
For about her whole life, she won’t eat the breakfast I make. It could be her favorite things; she will only pick at it and tell me she’s full. Finally the truth was revealed when she said these exact words: “Mommy puts stuff in (whatever we’re having)”. When her Papa asked what kind of stuff, he received this answer: “Yucky stuff, like peppers and spinach”. Then they both had a good laugh. Truth of the matter is I do put those things in eggs (come on, I know you’ve read my blog); however, I don’t put them in hers! Never have! Yet somehow this is the reasoning behind her not eating what I cook. At least I have a reason now. My feelings weren’t even hurt. From now on, cereal is a safe bet. Clearly I’m the baker. And that’s the extent of my cooking skills, where she’s concerned anyway.
AND THEN!!!! I was offered a sugar-covered butter cookie (which I don’t love, but I try them every single time). Since I didn’t eat the whole thing, I graciously gave the remaining portion to the very fruit of my body who then crinkled her nose and said “No, I want a whole cookie because I don’t want slobber in my mouth.” Freaking unbelievable!
Where has the love gone and when will it return? Her sense of humor, eye for design, and personal space issues are just a small reminder I’m paying for everything I’ve ever done. Ever done. Seriously. Ever. Most days I believe the look she gives me is this: You’re supposed to know these things, lady. Geez.
I give up.
***Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day!***
I ask you –
What are my chances she will use the “salty as hell” phrase with her dad? Batting 70/30 here.
Do you think she’ll get funnier as time goes by or will she become obnoxious and angry?
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I started my blog mainly to share all those cute moments w our toddlers w friends and family. The blog fodder they provided was almost daily. I captured many stories in my ‘Dylanisms’. Sadly as they crossed over the 4 yr timeline the cute sayings and stories disappeared pretty much. I told my oldest she was not allowed to get any older than 4. She says “sorry Dad I can’t help it!”
Dylanisms! How adorable! Mini me constantly wishes the time away with phrases like “I can’t wait to be a grown-up” – it’s tough reminding her the grass is always greener.
Thank you for sharing with me!
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Like the time our 1yr old had her hand smacked for keeping on throwing things after she was warned not to. She started to cry. Then the understanding older sister comes over to console her crying little sister telling her, ” life’s tough sweetie.”