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Mommy One & Baby One

October 21, 2008

LB always has something in each hand: Two halves of a peanut butter sandwich, two crayons, two blocks, a teddy bear and a My Little Pony. Usually when she plays, she won’t select a single doll, animal, marker or crayon. She will pick up a “Mommy One” and a “Baby One.”  Ideally, she will find a small teddy bear and a larger teddy bear and carry them around/make them talk/dance/eat..etc.

I acquired two sets of watercolor paints from my office, soI try to sit down with LB at her Tinkerbell table at least twice a week so we can paint together. Obviously, the idea of “keeping the colors separate” means nothing to a paintbrush happy 2-year-old, so the yellow eventually turns brown, the green turns purple, the orange turns red, but its fun (once I curb my instinct to keep the colors pretty).

After we are finished, she helps me clean up the table, hangs up her painting on the fridge and hands me the two sets of paints.

“Here’s the Baby One and the Mommy One. Put them away for next time.”

Have I mentioned she’s a little bossy?

Last night as I watched the horrible display of footballing by the Broncos, LB drew with a pink marker and pink crayon. The marker of course was “The Mommy One” and the crayon was…yeah you get the picture. Whatever she can find, the bigger one is always “Mommy” and the smaller one is “Baby.”

At the park she insisted I hold her “Mommy and Baby apples” while she occupied herself with the toddler toys. I spent an hour holding a soggy, half-rotted crab apple she had found, and a similar-looking choke cherry in my bare hands. Any attempt to put them down resulted in “DON”T LEAVE MY APPLES!”

As annoying as it is, I can’t help but smile.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2008 10:23 am

    OMG, that’s so cute. 😄

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  2. laurakim123 permalink
    October 21, 2008 10:25 am

    How sweet is that!!!! That really is very cute!

    I love watching them play!!!

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  3. October 21, 2008 10:36 am

    That is about the sweetest thing ever 🙂

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  4. October 21, 2008 10:43 am

    So cute!

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  5. October 21, 2008 11:14 am

    That is very sweet 🙂

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  6. October 21, 2008 12:00 pm

    That is so cute! Kids are fun. Guess I’m going to have to pull out the paints for Shiloh. Somehow I always avoid that.

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  7. October 21, 2008 12:29 pm

    LB is too cute =) I had a great time hanging out with you girlies last night. Thanks for helping bake cookies in between the Bronco suckage. Love ya!

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  8. October 21, 2008 1:23 pm

    Oh, how lovely! Girls are definitly sweeter than boys. Owen is all “Go away me. I tell daddy you!” or this morning, when he threw Sam’s violin case and I picked him up and swatted his behind, “Eli, mommmy HIT me!” Want to trade?

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  9. Shiona permalink
    October 21, 2008 3:41 pm

    That is very sweet 🙂

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  10. Shiona permalink
    October 21, 2008 3:42 pm

    Oh and sorry about the Broncos I hoped they would make it more competitive

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  11. October 21, 2008 3:53 pm

    Shiona- I was ashamed watching that game last night. I mean Champ Bailey’s fine ass can’t play for the whole team!! (He’s my boyfriend, don’t tell his wife).

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  12. October 21, 2008 6:14 pm

    I have the same problem with the water colors. Drives me nuts!

    This parenting a two-year-old stuff is a lot of fun.

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  13. October 21, 2008 9:09 pm

    My daughter does the same thing! Everything is a mommy this or a baby this. It made me smile to read this post.

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  14. October 22, 2008 5:18 am

    Son does that too! Although it’s usually the bigger Thomas trucks and the littler Thomas trucks (the wooden v. the metal)

    And unfortunately, it’s usually Daddy truck and “Son’s name” truck.

    No mom in the mix. Whatevah.

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  15. October 22, 2008 8:12 am

    She sounds so precious!

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