Tuesday, October 30, 2007

This post is all about Miss A growing up.

She over half as tall as I am. This means that carrying her around is a work out in itself. Recently a friend (who doesn't have kids) was visiting and she noted that I carry A a lot. I hadn't actually thought about it before, but it's true. And it's not because I'm in denial that she's more little girl that she is baby. It is simply because I don't want to fight with her thirty more times a day. You see, on occasion I do let her walk while holding my hand. This rarely goes well. Mostly, she decides that she is not interested in going to the car, or into the store, or to the gym without going on her own adventure first. Let me also point out that her own adventure would likely involve running into the street to get hit my oncoming traffic.

When I tell her "No, sweetie we are going to go _______" she'll plunk herself down on the ground and commence screaming. I then have to carry her anyway, only it's much harder than usual because she's writhing and squirming rather than coming willingly. So this is the reason that I carry my gigantic child around. I keep telling myself it won't be forever. And for any of you in the "Just make her walk, you're only babying her" camp, I invite you over to try. I can't make this child do anything. I have to be really sneaky about it.

She is still in love with anything and everything artistic. She particularly enjoys markers. The other evening she was practicing drawing with her mouth. You never know when this could come in handy.

Her vocabulary in constantly growing. Lately, her phrasing has been hilarious. She often says "Um Mommy, slkj thsso theos ssht day?" or "Um Daddy, wwofh Casey hmn? (Yes, I know that's a bunch of jibberish! That is my written interpretation of her nonsense speak.) It's always funny when you think to yourself "Where did they get that?" and then five minutes later you catch yourself saying that very thing. (minus the jibberish.)

In general, I find her to be so much fun. She makes me laugh every day and I love watching the person that she is becoming develop. I see great things in her future.


shoeaddict said...

I do too! She has the prettiest eyes. I know I've said that before but, it seems worth repeating!!!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

I was going to say that too. But now it seems redundant.

Drawing with her mouth reminds me of Claire in the breakfast club. Not that I think she would grow up to be trashy or anything, but since you love the 80s I knew you would get the reference. :)

elizasmom said...

Oooh, I hear you on the walking. Except mine is all "Want up wiff MOMmy!" and starts screaming like she's had bamboo shoots shoved under her fingers when I tell her she's a big girl and can walk by herself. Ah well. I'm counting it as exercise.

Such an adorable picture of A drawing with her mouth, and the Um, Mommy? thing is so cute. Love the random phrasing they come up with.