Friday, January 04, 2008

Girly Moments

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"

17 comments:

  1. Oh, they are in such a hurry to grow up, and we just want to them to SLOW DOWN. And stay cute and adorable. Just like in these little anecdotes :)

    Heidi

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  2. You know that picture of your hubby in the tiara is just blackmail waiting to happen, right??? You need a picture of that from the front. That's just plain YEARS of fun with that. Seriously.

    Now, you can imagine why Mark doesn't like me to take pictures him. he's afraid I will have black mail pictures after. Hee.Hee.Hee. Not that'd I'd EVER do that....

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  3. Such precious pictures and precious quotes. You look so sweet in that picture and your little girl calling Daddy Superman is so endearing. Happy birthday to your little man!

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  4. Cute stories! You just never know what they're going to say next.

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  5. I loved all of these stories and I loved the pictures - especially of daddy dancing with the baby girl - she is a doll and I would love the "Gumbo" reference too - too cute! Take care. Kellan

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  6. "Gumbo"- that is adorable!

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  7. I can see why you'd threaten her princess status - that tiara suits you perfectly! ;) Hope you're doing well!!

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  8. Kids never fail to amaze us, isn't it? Love all the stories, especially the one about Superman. Must have made daddy felt sooooo special then. ;)

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  9. Gumbo IS really cute--and that tiara becomes you!

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  10. Gumbo? Hahaha! She is just too cute!

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  11. How cute! I love the picture of daddy dancing. It's sweet.

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  12. "gumbo" lmao! She is a nut!
    I think you should wear a tiara all the time! Cutie!

    Oh and I'm so glad someone else's kids don't want to be little but "big" all the time. do you remember how adamant Maddy was about that?!

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  13. Girlfriend, I just gave you an award. Come pick it up anytime!

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  14. Such cute quotes and such precious moments. We're gonna miss this when they grow up.

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  15. Awwww... Cute pic of daddy and daughter. Very sweet.

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  16. She sounds adorable! And she sure knows how to work her Daddy already!

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  17. that is EXACTLY how I picture you -- tiara and ribbons and all! CUTE! And, GORJ! ;)

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