This morning DH and I were sitting at the table together and our Girly pipes up from the living room, "I want some water." We were talking and didn't answer her right away. "Daddy, I want some water, du-uh!" My 2 year old said this with about as much disdain and inflection as any 14 year old girl ever did. ugh.
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A couple of days ago, Girly was prancing around the living room wearing her tiara. When she put it down on the couch, I picked it up and placed it on my head. She proceeded to rip it off my head proclaiming, "You not a pwincess Mommy. Gumbo!" Gumbo is her bad word. I think she means Dumbo, but I am choosing to ignore it right now cuz I think Gumbo is kinda cute.
A few moments later, she placed the tiara on Daddy's head, "Daddy pwincess!" Daddy and I decided that she must perceive me as a threat to her princess status, but Daddy is pretty safe cuz he just looks goofy in a pink tiara. Actually he looks pretty sweet dancing with his little girly, doesn't he?
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One morning we were cuddling in bed with our Girly and she started to talk to us about a baby she had seen the day before. Daddy told her that she had been a baby once. "No, I big girl." So Daddy explained to her that yes she was a big girl now but she had been a baby, just like Mommy had been a baby, then a little girl, then a big girl, then a teenager, and then a woman and then a mommy. He then told her the same about him self from baby boy to man. My girly looked up at her daddy, put her hand to his cheek and said, "Now you a Super Man!" I can tell you that he sure felt like Superman after that!
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A Boy Story
On my Juju Monkey's birthday we went to the New Year's Eve family fireworks in a neighbouring community. We stood beside a playground and watched the displays and after a bit my kids went to play on the playground while watching. Afterwards my little boy was a bit perturbed. He told me that a little girl said, "Be careful little boy," to him while he was playing. He was so offended, "I am not a little boy anymore, I am now 4! I guess she didn't know it was my birthday. ugh"