(A “Pineapple for Posterity’s Sake” Post)
Pineapple is turning into a toddler. Just a few, short weeks ago, she was still a baby. But now, she’s a fully developed toddler on her way to kid-hood; full of opinions (“NO”), favorite things (“cheese, peez”), and things she no longer likes (“no stroller!”) – except for when she does (“walk in stroller, peez!”). Here are some more things that have been happening in Pineapple land lately:
She fell down a week ago and SERIOUSLY banged herself up. I mean for real. When I arrived home and found my precious girl in her daddy’s arms with a Rudolph-esque decoration, I gasped. Apparently, she was playing outside on the path at daycare with a group of other children. They were running and one of the kids decided that she wasn’t quite fast enough…so pushed her down. She SLID across the path on her knees and her nose. She had SERIOUS road rash…better known as an “owie.”
Speaking of “owie’s,” that is her new favorite word. “Owie – owie – owie.” We hear that all the time lately. Even if she doesn’t actually have an owie! Sometimes she says “owie” and I say “that’s not an owie silly girl” and she giggles and says “I punny!” Is this a sense of humor I see developing? Methinks yes. Although it wasn’t so funny at 5AM when I awoke to hear “OWIE OWIE OWIE!!!” from her crib and found an inconsolable Pineapple. *sigh*
Her other favorite word is “No.” I suppose all toddlers like that word but she is seriously abusing it. “Ready to go to school?” – “NO!” (as she runs to the door and turns the nob…) “Would you like mommy to turn on the music so you can dance?” – “NO!” (as she runs to the stereo and dances in place) “Do you want a cookie?” – “NO!” (as she says “cookie” and points at the box). *sigh* I cannot stand the word “no.” I always tell her to BE POSITIVE – after all, it’s in her blood! (You know…B+…mommy humor…it can be lame, c’est non?
She’s a DANCING QUEEN! My kid loves to dance. She also likes to watch dancing shows. We watch Glee and skip all of the talking to fast forward to the singing and dancing portions. We also watch So You Think You Can Dance and only watch the dancing on that, as well (Pineapple doesn’t need no stinking judges!). And she loves music. She dances in the car, she sings little songs and dances…it’s pretty stinking cute.
She takes so many risks which doesn’t sit well with me (aka The Safety Warden). The other day, she was pushing her big car around and pushed it down the two little side steps on the deck. And she didn’t let go…she just slid right along behind it. No matter that she was told repeatedly not to play with her car that closely to the steps. No matter that the car and the toddler had been moved repeatedly. She did it anyway. She’s always climbing something, jumping on something, reaching for something, or running toward something. It’s TERRIFYING. I can only hover so much!
She’s so much fun now, though. Yes, it’s a pain to have her be disagreeable. But it is so great to see her devloping her own personality and turning into a little girl that I’m so very proud of….yep, that’s me! A proud mama – thankyouverymuch.
Now we just need to tackle sharing…oy vey.