Oh Lucy. This girl is so funny! Here are some things I'm enjoying about my daughter:
- We're working on sharing. She got some cookies from her nana and, when asked to share, replied, "I share-a myself." Smart cookie.
- When mama says anything in a remotely stressed tone, she assumes that it's "not nice." I get this driving a lot. I might say, "Careful, mister." and I get a furrowed brow and a "Don't say that, mama. Thas not nice." If I'm a repeat offender, I get, "I TOLE you, mama, don't say that!"
- She likes to talk to nana on the phone, and they sometimes get disconnected. One morning when this happened, she said sadly, "Nana hang me."
- We were talking about going to see Nana, Pap and John. We listed off who would be there, and then she wrapped her little arms around herself in a hug and said, "And everybody love me." She's so right!
- I'm seeing a little attitude sometimes. She wants to assert that independence. (And she isn't allowed to get away with this without consequences, but it just sounds so prim and funny). Sometimes when I ask her to do something, she calmly and clearly says, "I won't." It's like she's so sure that that's the end of the issue. Just, "I won't."
- She loves babies. We stop to ooh and aah over them, and she usually is convinced that "that baby smiled at me." I hadn't realized how loose she was with this statement, until she saw a squirrel on the back porch, and said, "Aaaw, he smiled at me!"
- I'd noticed that I was calling her quite a few pumpkin-themed nicknames. Sweet pumpkin, pretty pumpkin, funny pumpkin. The other day when I left, she said to me, "Bye, pumpkin pie!" I'm so glad she sees pumpkin as a term of endearment, too!
- I snuggled her before bed one night, and said, "I have a secret for you!" I whispered in her ear, "I love you so very much!" She leaned in to excitedly whisper back to me, "I love John." Just the facts, ma'am.
- We crack ourselves up. Tonight, the shoulder-shaking belly-laugh was about me singing so loudly that she said, "Too loud, mama!" So I got quieter, but it was still "too loud!" Finally I was whispering, and then just mouthing the words, and every time, she could barely squeeze the words, "too loud!" out between giggles. I LOVE to hear that girl laugh.