I knew you were all very worried Yoshi may need a kitty eye transplant, and I appreciate all the donor offers, but she’s all better. I’d feel bad for her with all the “love” she gets from hannah, but she could run away, and she doesn’t. So she must like it. Right?
I was reading that toddlers at 20 months learn a new word everyday. Today’s word’s are “safety” in reference to the “safety tree” that we evacuate the kids to at church, and “fire” since we were having a fire drill. Though she may now associate fire with cookies, as she got a cookie during each of the 3 fire drills, so be careful yelling fire around Hannah as she may run towards it in search of cookies.
Evey once in a while she wakes up in the morning or from nap crying. Usually it means she’s still tired, but she won’t go back to sleep, so we just try and do what it takes to make her happy and help her adjust to being awake slowly. She woke up really sad from her nap this afternoon and our exchange went like this:
me: “It’s okay Hannie, Mommy’s here” and I picked her up
H: pointed back into her crib, “Lubie”
me: “Okay, you want your lovie, I’ll get it”
H: Again pointing into crib, “Mow Mow”
me: “and you want your kitty, okay, we’ve got it” and we walk towards the living room
H: “mouse” pointing at tv
me: “you want to watch a show about a mouse? I don’t know if we have any shows about a mouse, but maybe we can find something….”
H: “Micky Mouse”
me: “ah, gotcha, you want to watch Micky Mouse, well alright.”
While it’s probably not developmentally appropriate that she watches enough tv to know a particular show to ask for (okay, okay, my degree in child development confirms it is not) it makes her happy. I was pretty excited that she was able to tell me everything she needed with any frustration, a huge accomplishment in our house.
Yesterday we went to Build A Bear for the first time with Hannah to use a coupon. She picked the same cat Adam and I made there maybe 5 years back. We tried to convince her to pick something new, but that was a no-go.
The stuffing machine was really loud, she it scared her and she wouldn’t push the step that makes it go.
Then it took much convincing that she didn’t need the $5 heart that actually makes a heartbeat sound. and even more convincing that she couldn’t put 12 hearts into te bear, or even take them home.
Then she enjoyed brushing the kitty
and saw something shiny and abandoned the poor kitty
and she proudly dragged her kitty in it’s box through the mall, much to our enjoyment.
The best part was that we didn’t have to spend $40 dressing the bear since she’s still young enough to be distracted out of the store without extra bling, haha