She's really exploring her boundaries and experimenting with listening or better yet, not listening. After a back and forth exchange with her about doing something she didn't want to do she yelled, "walk away, you're not in my life, this is closed!" Again I find myself wondering what in the world will come out of her mouth in the teenage years. Here are a few other highlights from the month:
- The web of night time routine that she weaves is constantly evolving. Right before bed she is hungry, thirsty and transforms into half sloth, half human. She has developed a kiss routine that has grown to include a regular kiss, an eskimo kiss, a butterfly kiss. Just added this week we have the forehead kiss which consists of her banging her forehead against mine and then the grand finale where we kiss one another on the nose. Last night she tried to add me doing the routine with Bear before turning off the light but I declined. I could hear her high pitched voice, which is her voice for Bear, fake crying as I went down stairs.
- When given the choice between most restaurants and Indian food, she will always pick Indian food. The pizza option can throw her for a loop though.
- She has been talking a lot lately about wanting to make a pizza cake. She describes it as having sauce on the inside and frosting, strawberries and cheese on the outside.
- She got me a bear for my birthday. The bear I've slept with for the last 20+ years finally lost both of it's legs this month. She named it Mommy Bear or Chris.
- All of this is cute and funny and sweet but this year so far has been hard. Work has been a challenge and I feel tired a lot which is tough when you have an eager little lady ready to play all the time. I'm so lucky and I know that but that doesn't make it easier or make me feel less guilty for wanting some quiet, alone time. I try to remind myself that this time is passing so quickly and there will be a time in my future when the world is still and quiet around me and I will probably hate it. I've been trying to focus more on appreciating the simplicity of one before there are two little ladies with hilarious bedtime routines.