Monday, April 28, 2008

The terrible NOs

My daughter has hit her terrible no stage. I think some people refer to this as the terrible twos, but really, it is the terrible-nos.

"Honey, would you like to wear your flower shirt?"
"Ok, would you to wear the green pants?"
"Would you like to wear your play shoes so you can play outside today?"
"Should Momma put you in your plain shirt?"
"No!" *sob* "I-want-the-flower-shirt!"

All of our conversations seem to go this direction, she says no and then when I offer to do an alternative, she says no she wants the original. Getting dressed in the morning is a major chore. Brushing her teeth is a major chore. There isn't anything that takes less than a 10 minute "NO!" discussion.

We have the emphatic, "NO!" The sad, "no-o," ending with a sob. The short and sweet, "no," sometimes ending with a smile, sometimes ending with a pout. I never realized the range of emotions and the coverage of topics that were possible with a single 2-letter word.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Baby Girl isn't feeling well

My little girl's expression about sums up how she feels. She tolerated my taking her photo on Sunday, but has not been a happy camper for the last few days.

She's so sweet. Every time she gets "sick" she tells me that she needs a bath. It is her sad little voice punctuated with a deep breath and a sob at the end and her big horse tears. I don't blame her. She gets to play in the tub afterwards and we put on clean jammies. Then we cuddle up together under her daddy's big wool blanket. Who wouldn't want a bath when they are feeling awful.

Luckily, Big N isn't showing any signs of getting sick.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring day in Seattle

Crazy weather this week! Last weekend it was 70 degrees and today it is snowing. Being in Seattle, that means you pull out the boots and coats immediately. It may not be around tomorrow.

The kids had a great time this evening throwing snowballs into the grass. They even figured out how much fun it was to hit mom and dad with snow.