January 25, 2018 | D and I type-up some of the funny stories/silly conversations we are having with E…and I’m throwing these three into one post… 🙂
“I don’t want to take the bookmark, I want to BORROW it!” she knows the word borrow?!
“What is reflecting off my cup!?” spoken at the breakfast island on a dark-morning
“A little girl was walking through the woods and heard some beeping. So she followed the beeping until she found a droid that was stuck in a plastic…thing…that had holes and some glue…and it was stuck to the ground [I think she was trying to describe some kind of net here?] Then the girl rescued the droid the end.”
“It’s hard to be the Bean sometimes…”
January 23, 2018 | I wanted a fun way to announce our pregnancy, and landed on painting our little family on wooden peg people. I had extras, and thought “Why not paint our friends’ families too!”
My original plan for these peg families included having them to everybody BEFORE Christmas, as ornaments. But you know, LIFE. And it was taking SO long that I had to finally share photos with people to let them know what I had in the works…and surprisingly everyone wanted them as NON-ornaments! I was so flattered…and who knows if this will lead to a side-business… 🙂
January 17, 2018 | Those scary-parent moments happen here and there, & I knew it was only a matter of time until we needed to have a talk about hiding from me in a store. We began playing in the rug-display (she was a cat, of course) and it was a perfect area to hide in. I told her to stay in the rugs, but of course she was having so much fun she disappeared. I was crawling around in all of the rugs looking for her, calling her name, imagining all of the worst-case scenarios. Several minutes passed, when I finally spotted her several aisles away. She had wandered into the chair section for an even BETTER place. I think she knew from my face that I was not having any fun, and I hugged her SO TIGHT. Long conversation after that had to happen, and she apologized a lot. Parenthood is not for the faint of heart!
January 16, 2018 | Well, second class was a stark contrast to the first. We started out well with the preschool pick-up, getting to the CC, and changing into her new pink leotard/tights. But as the littles were running the hallway, E started following-suit…but on all fours. I asked her TWICE to run on 2 feet instead, and soon after another little girl tripped over a crouching-E and they both crashed to the floor. E’s head was forced into the hard ground, and there were instant tears. She didn’t really recover the whole class…and I knew as soon as she came out she’d be full-meltdown. Which happened. Poor kid! But I’m hoping this was a good learning experience about running around like a CAT. She always seems to have to learn through injury vs. my words! We talked about it a lot on the drive home, and we decided that next week will be MUCH better… 🙂
January 14, 2018 | Winter means finding all sorts of ways to let your kid release energy, without being exposed to TOO many flu germs…and that brought us to Sky Zone for toddler-jump on this particular Sunday morning. E was THRILLED to meet Chase and Marshall, and we groaned at the blaring kid-music over the loudspeakers the whole time. 🙂