Lady KT was babysitting for us so we could attend a preschool orientation. She was bathing Izzy when she asked Kirsten: Are you happy? Kirsten replied yes, she was. Izzy said, me too! I had a great day.
While driving by the carousel, Izzy asked if she could ride the seahorse. I told her we didn’t have time today or tomorrow, but we could go when we got back from vacation. I asked her, “how does that sound?” and she replied, “that sounds great, mama!”
I came home from work today and hung out with Izzy before starting dinner. Izzy followed me in the kitchen and watched while I grated some cheese. She asked me, “why are you doing that?” and I explained that I was making us dinner. She followed up with, “why are you my mommy?” I explained because I wanted a baby and I picked her because she is my favorite.
I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with the whys!
I have a lot of fun now that Izzy has entered the world of make believe. Sometimes I am able to use it to my advantage. If she won’t do something I’ve asked he to, I’ll repeat the request, something like: Christopher Robin says he really likes it when you let mommy help brush your teeth. Or… Pooh says you should clean your room now.
I know this tactic has a limited shelf life, so I’m going to milk it for all it’s worth until it is gone. After that, I suppose I will break down and bribe with stickers like everyone else does.
Tonight, Izzy warned to make me pretend dinner after we ate our real dinner–we had baked chicken, carrots and potatoes. We also shared a couple of small bites of dark chocolate for dessert. It was her first time and she LOVED it. Since she’s been getting a few more treats lately, I figured her dinner would consist of chocolate, cookies and ice cream. But no. She fed me pasta, chicken and broccoli. I feel so blessed that she likes good food and thinks about it during play time. Whatever we’re doing seems to work for now. I hope we keep up this heathy eating streak.