Friday, January 28, 2011

BG-isms at 4

Yesterday, BG informed me that she wanted a dog. I told her to ask her father, which she did when he got home. He told her that if she was really good for a few weeks, we would start discussing it. WHAT!? Obviously we were not on the same page with this one.

Later she told me she wanted a unicorn. I asked if she would rather have a dog or a unicorn and she chose the unicorn. To get back at JM, I told her she could have a unicorn, but would have to talk Dad into buying it for her. She got really excited and started telling me all about where her unicorn was going to live and eat and all the things they would do together, including walking on a rainbow (obviously). I felt a bit guilty - perhaps I have taken things too far? When JM got home and heard her request for a mythical creature, he told her they can only be purchased in France, but aren't allowed on airlines.

BG is really into mermaids right now. She really, REALLY wants to be a mermaid. She keeps telling me that I need to take her to a "special doctor" to give her a mermaid tail. I'm not sure she understand what kind of surgery that would entail, nonetheless, she is insistent. I try to tell her she can be a pretend mermaid anytime, but she insists on being a REAL mermaid.

JM told her that she can't be a mermaid because she hasn't had mermaid lessons. Now she is fixated on getting the lessons. I told her that she would have to take swim lessons and not be scared of putting her face in the water if she wants to be a mermaid. So now we're looking at swim lessons.

BG loves family hugs. Anytime she sees JM and I hug, she yells "Family hug!" and runs to join in.

She likes to pretend to get married. She asks me to be the boy and marry her. We hold hands and spin in a circle. She has asked on numerous occasions that I find a boy for her to marry when she grows up. Somehow I don't think she will be so into my opinion on that later in life.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baby's First Birthday

One year ago today, I was given my second daughter. She was born at 12:52 pm after only 4.5 hours of labor. It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by since she joined our family. In an effort to remember what is going on in Blanche's life right now, here is a list.

Food: Bananas, Mandarin oranges, blueberry pancakes, carrots, pears
Her sister - She will squeal when BG comes into the room.
Balls - She loves banging them together.
Shape sorter - She can push them shapes through the holes but gets frustrated that she can't put them in the correct spot yet.
Being upside down
Combs - holding them, not in her hair
Eating off the floor
Playing Peek-a-boo
Sucking on her blankey. It helps her go to sleep.

When mom takes away things
Being put down
Poopy diapers
Washing her face, especially goopy eyes
When BG takes toys away
Having bows or flowers in her hair

Self feeding and throwing food on the floor
Crawling, standing, cruising on furniture
Squawking, really loud
Putting objects into other objects
Pushing down on levers
Signing "All Done"
Pulling out hair accessories

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I hate this time of year. I hate feeling frozen all the time. I hate the biting wind and the thick smog in the air. I hate that Christmas is over and I have nothing to look forward to amidst the dreary winter. I have no motivation to do anything. I just want to sit by a fire, while wearing a coat, under a blanket, drinking a hot beverage.

Stupid winter.