-1- Snowflake Kisses
Leaving the gym, Thursday morning it had started to snow. Ladybug turned to me in the parking lot and with overwhelming joy told me, “Suzy Snowflake kissed my cheek.” Adorable!!!! My mother sings “Here Comes Suzy Snowflake” to her each and every time it snows, and has done so ever since she was a little girl.
My Independent Toddler
Granted if you follow me on Facebook you have already seen this one, but it warrants a repeat for any who may have missed it. Last week, while watching the U.S. Figuring Skating Championships, I asked Ladybug if she liked the pairs or individual skating better. I thought for sure she would like the couples skating, because she loves being thrown up in the air. But, no. She told me she liked the individual skaters, because, “She can do it all by herself.”
Off to China
Ladybug has started telling us she is “off to China to see the China men.” Sometimes she takes them some food or a toy. My friend who was visiting was super impressed that my two year old knew about China. Turns out the China men are in our living room – in our China cabinet. So much for thinking she was culturally advanced.
In an attempt to limit the amount of junk food we have in the house, we instituted the family rule of no chocolate except for holidays. Last Monday morning, my mother wondered allowed why we weren’t getting ready to leave for our Spanish Mommy and Me class. I told her that class wasn’t being held, because it was a holiday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Ladybug got super excited and announced, “Hooray! Holiday! This means I get chocolate.” And she did ♥
Fast Food Nursery Rhyme
Are you familiar with the nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary? Well, try this version.
Mary, Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With cockle shells and Taco Bell
And pretty maids all in a row.
The irony is we so very rarely eat fast food. Oh, well, at least we are all entertained.
I Say Gas and You Say Grass
Both our kids have begun learning sign language as soon as they could wave their hands. This has been a true blessing in our household and has reduced a fair amount of frustration while their ability to communicate through speech is still developing We have also had a ton of fun learning how to sign ourselves. It’s amazing how helpful it can be to sign to your husband across a crowded Costco that you are off to the potty…lol Signing does of course provide its own entertainment. When first learning how to sign, Ladybug confused the spoken word “gas,” as in flatulence, for “grass.” So every time somebody passed gas, even one of the dogs, she would sign grass. Cracked us up.
As she has gotten older we have, as I suppose most people do with toddlers, had lots of discussions about gas. She now refers to flatulence as “tooting” and will say, “I tooted the couch,” or “I tooted Mama.” Yeah, I know that last one sounds and probably is dangerous.
Never Underestimate the Need for Toot
While out for a field trip to the art museum, Ladybug was getting tired and cranky. She wanted a snack. I told her not to worry and that I knew she was running on empty and out of gas. She said, “Yes, I need more gas, so that I can toot.” Oh praise God for children! I’ve laughed more since I’ve become a parent than ever before in my life.
Blessings to you all!
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