Of course, now that I have my own I'm completely biased and think my kid is the most hilarious and entertaining thing on the planet. Biology is a funny thing.
Here are some examples of hilarious (to me at least) things that she does:
Insisting that her doll needs lunch too.
|Mommy, I need an extra string cheese. For the doll...yeah.|
|It's so hard to keep your dolls hydrated|
|This is why the dog makes out with the dolls later|
|Oh Dolly, you're tired too? Let's go take a nap.|
She insisted that her doll come take a nap with her (normally I make her leave her toys downstairs) and she even had me tuck it in next to her. Hopefully this isn't what she expects when the new baby comes in the fall. Isn't that the Duggar method for child rearing, let the older one take care of the younger?
She's starting to mimic us. It's so funny to see what she picks up (no curse words yet!) and the best is that she has started to yell out "I SORRY!" every time she bumps into anything. She even says it when we are at Target and our cart bumps into anything. Also now when she hands me something, she says "Pank you!" because I always say "Thank you" when she gives me something.
The mimicking means I can teach her to say things, like this:
Sometimes she holds up one finger, sometimes four, but I managed to capture flashing some kind of gang signal in this clip. Priceless memories.
Tomorrow is her actual birthday and I have no idea how to make it a special day for her, but I'm pretty sure a trip to get ice cream or Rita's italian ice will happen. Plus, we still have our presents to give to her and she's going to love them so much.
Peanut is still really tired and not totally herself, but she was more like herself today than any other day since she got sick. We went for an early morning walk and she happily did the full loop (2.2 miles) and still had energy to chew her bone later. She's been doing a lot of this as part of her recovery:
|If they loved me, I'd have a hammock out here|
She'll go back to the vet next week to get checked over again and if she looks good, then I can start her on this medicine that makes her poop taste nasty (nastier?) to her. I've been picking it up as she goes, but it only took her 2 days to realize what I was doing and for her to start hiding it. I don't really have time to be doing a twice daily Easter Egg-poop hunt out in the yard, so it would be easier to just do it once a week.
Ok, I lied. I have time, I just really don't want to do it all the time forever. If I have to do that, I'm just going to start walking her on the leash again instead of using the yard because it's not as easy as you'd imagine to find every last pile of dog shit in the grass. Just the other day, I dashed outside to grab a fresh pile and I had to battle a freaking spider for it. It wasn't a small one either and I was shaking the plastic bag at it and it didn't want to retreat. Do spiders eat shit? I'm afraid to even Google that.
Do you set guidelines for your workout (like "I will use the elliptical for 45 minutes!")? Do you let yourself change your mind mid-workout, or do you stick to the plan?
What do you think would be an awesome activity for a 2 year on her birthday? Keep in mind that I live in the middle of nowhere, so stuff like the zoo and Chuck-E-Cheese are hours away.