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Toddler Log: 2 Years and 23 Weeks Old

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This week I had my first my-kid-embarrassed-me-in-public experience. We were at a take-out place called picking up dinner on Friday evening standing in line to order our rotisserie chicken meal. A teenage boy on metal crutches joined his father who is in line in front of us. Marlie points and loudly says, "look mommy, a robot!" I wanted so badly to make us invisible. Other things my observant toddler said this week: 
  • "Look! Daddy has a tail!"...said while catching a glimpse of her daddy in the shower.
  • "Be careful! Don't get it in your eyes!"...said while I'm peeling an orange. She's wary of citrus juice squirting in my eyes ever since a lemon got her.
  • "Put on your seat belt mommy!"...said while I am backing out of our driveway. I always put it on after I've backed out, but she insists on reminding me.
  • "Don't talk to me like that!"...said in response to be verbally reprimanding her.
What else? She has been spoiled by Netflix and Pandora and YouTube. Now she thinks we can summon whatever tv show or song she wants to watch/listen to anytime and anywhere. This makes car rides tricky. I'll be driving her to school and she'll ask for the "stereo song." What am I a genie?! I explain that I can't just make the song play in the car, we need a computer. Sometimes she accepts my explanation, sometimes she starts throwing a tantrum in the backseat. In that case, I turn up NPR and drive a little faster.

Mommy got some me-time on Saturday. I went to a little art shop and painted pottery for three hours! It was so quiet and relaxing. I really enjoyed it. I made a mental note to make more of an effort to get out and enjoy activities like this more often.

10 comments:

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

Our variation is "Mama, don't say that!" or "Mama, don't talk about that!" when she doesn't like what we're saying. Like when we ask if she needs a diaper change or wants to use the potty, ack.

Alexia said...

Oh no. I'm dreading that embarrassing moment. Know it's bound to happen but dreading all the same.

M is really a little sassy pants. Too funny, really.

Glad you got some time for yourself! SO important, especially right now.

darlene miller said...

when my daughter was a toddler,we had stopped at a rest area on a trip to indianapolis in. my daughter seen a lady that was over weight and she blurted out, MOMMY LOOK AT THE LADY WITH THE ELEPHANT BUTT.I WAS SO EMBARRASSED .

Quiana said...

Ha ha! Marlie is quite observant. I'm waiting for my embarrassing moment which I'm sure will come sooner than I think. So cool that you got some free time - pottery class sounds so relaxing!

Lee-Ann said...

LOL You gotta love it when that happens. We still get that around here. We stopped for a meal on our way to Florida and the kids saw a man with a cowboy hat on and kept saying loudly, look at that cowboy! OMG, so bad. LOL

Mrs. K said...

Ok this is the funniest post I've read in a long time. I could not stop laughing about the robot comment. She's hilarious.

Maureen said...

The "Daddy has a tail" comment just had me laughing so hard, my stomach hurts. Embarrassing moments will be the norm for a while, then one day, all of a sudden, you'll realize that you're embarrassing her!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Kids.say the darnedest things!!!!!I remember darn near covering my kids mouth in fear of what might come out. My youngest before she opens it I say, "shhhhhhh" LOL pottery sounds so relaxing! Glad you.were able to have some time to yourself.

Full Time Mama said...

ROFL! Daddy has a tail...
Painting pottery is something I've always wanted to do. Every time I see one of those places I tell myself I will go someday, but haven't yet. So glad you got some time for yourself!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness - I have so been there with the robot comment. ANd Deaglan is the exact same way with wanting stuff on demand. Serves us right for being so indulgent with tv:)

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