Wednesday, 9. January 2013
As I mentioned the other day, Harper is starting to say a lot of words. Having some kind of proper communication is helpful when figuring out what she needs or wants. The fact that she can say no when I ask her if she is hungry is very helpful. The fact that she says no to basically every question, however, is not as helpful.
They tried to give me Cheerios, but I said, No no no.
They tried make me go to bed, but I said No no no.
They tried to brush my teeth, but I said No no no.
They tried to wash my hands, but I said No no no.
Anyway, she has no idea what she is talking about. I guess yes is a hard word to learn so rather than point to the shoes that she DOES want to wear, we have to point to every single pair as she says no to each, and try to figure out which pair she said no to, but meant yes.
Hmmm…Was that a real no? Or was that the no she gives when we ask her if she wants a Popsicle?
She’s also learned to say, “mine”, which is also a SUPER fun word. EVERYTHING is mine.
Sometimes I want to say, “Chill, bitch. This coffee is not yours, it’s mine. Can mommy have one thing is this house that is not yours?”
No no no.
So, last night I was giving her a bath and she was playing with her favorite toy. I picked up one of her crayons (the kind you can write on bath tubs with), and started writing her name. I didn’t get past H when she dropped her other toys, grabbed the crayon, and said, “MINE.”
So, I picked up a different toy, and she took it from me, and said mine. Assuming that she was logical, I said, “Well, can mommy play with this toy if you are going to play with that one?”
No. No. no.
So there she sat holding so many toys so as to make sure I could have none saying “mine” and “no”.
Thank God when I sneeze she says “blethyou” and it is the cutest thing ever in the world or I might wonder who invented kids.