Sunday, February 22, 2009
the joys of having a 2 year old
Friday night husband, noodle, lizard, and I are sitting in the family room and I happen to pick up noodle's pacifier. And as I'm looking at it I notice that inside of the latex there is a lot of crap and food particals floating around in there. In total disgust, I tell noodle how gross it is and that we really should throw it in the garbage. Now, we've been somewhat working on getting rid of it because she looks ridiculous with it. So I really didn't think she would go along with this idea. To mine and husbands surprise she says ok. She then walks all by herself and throws away the pacifier. She very proudly walked back to us and had us go and look at it in the garbage. We played up the rest of the night, then, how proud we were of her for being such a big girl and she'll get a special treat and so on. An hour later we're getting ready for bed and she burst into tears saying 'pink pahi (pa-hee) baby puppy!'. The next two and a half hours this is all I heard. She finally goes to sleep and I'm somewhat optimistic that when she wakes up in the morning she'll have forgetten about her pink pahi. Well that was just a pipe dream. Within five minutes of being up she started asking for her pahi. And today was going much better up until about thirty minutes ago. She took lizards pahi and wouldn't give it back. So, as punishment, I told her that we needed to pack up the toys that Grammy bought her this morning and we were going to take them back to Kohl's. I walked around with a bag and we gathered up all the little pieces that go along with it. Once we had everything in the bag I gave her one more chance. She thought for a minute and still wouldn't give it back. I then started walking towards the mudroom and she finally gave it back. I under estimate the fact that, like me, she's a taurus and two can play that game. I think this transition will take longer than what I originally thought.