On another scale, she's also decided it would be sweet to change up her eating habits. This, for most families is a good thing, around these parts not so much. See, AJ has always been my great eater, she'd eat any and everything, loving whatever I put in front of her and totally content to chow on anything her big sister did - aside from plain chedder cheese, she's loathed that stuff since forever. And maybe it's because I've
Audrey with her very bestest friend - Teddy.Which brings me to her 'Tude. All I can say is, What the heck! Where did that COME FROM?!!! One minute she's sweet and is rubbing my back or kissing the love of her life - Teddy and then next thing you know she's freakin' out. Her moods swing like the wind, but what throws me for the biggest loop is her absolute stubbornness. I can put her in time out, say no and stand on my head and if she wants to keep doing something she'll keep trying to do it, in fact she'll usually look me in the eye, laugh and then carry on. It usually takes 400 times of a consequence and a time out for Mommy before we actually accomplish victory and she doesn't do it again. By then I'm exhausted and ready for bed, she however is energized and ready to head for something else she shouldn't do. It's a spirit that while somedays makes me want to go insane, I also don't want to destroy. As my Mother so often reminds me, it's that strong will (that she may have inherited from her
And if all those changes aren't enough, her vocabulary is changing on a daily basis. She's added new words and phrases that completely knock me off my feet. A few of my favourites include "Dane-ga" for danger, "diap- ter" for diaper and "Rah-rah" for Sarah. Listening to her chatter and talk is so sweet, it makes me melt. Then there is the vocab that comes from listening to her big sister, she'll proudly say "I Do!" after anything Bethany says that too - eg, "Who wants a Bath?" B: "I Do!" AJ:"I Do" and then we head to the bath and Audrey starts saying "Nooooo!" mmmhmmm. It's cute and for the most part Bethany loves it. There are moments when I'm pretty sure Bethany thinks to herself "This kid is driving me nuts, can't I just do it By MySELF?!" but she usually keeps it to herself and lets Audrey stay on her heels.