Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It Says, "Use Your Imagination."
Lately she's doing lot of "reading" as well. She was busy piling toys into a bowl on our coffee table when I told her to stop. Cue selective hearing: Toddler pretends Mommy said nothing.
"Em, I asked you to stop putting toys in the bowl. It's glass. You can put them in your grocery basket instead." (Insert smug smile for offering an acceptable alternative. Good parent.)
"No, Thanks. I'll just put them in the bowl." (Remove pat. You suck at this.)
"Wasn't asking, Doll... No toys in the glass bowl." (Boundaries are good.)
Em then picked up a blank piece of construction paper and said, "I have to. It says right here, 'Put the toys in the bowl.'"
"Oh, really? Read the fine print... There's an asterisk at the bottom and it says, 'Any bowl except Mommy's bowl.'" (What just happened here!?)
We then argued about make believe print because that's a totally normal thing to do. She finally took the toys out and handed a baby ring to Jacob. In her best British accent she asked, "Would you like a doughnut?" Because we're British. Wait... No, We're not. My 3-year old is having a cultural identity crisis AND hallucinations. Sweet.
If you can't beat 'em...
"Alright, Em. It says right here 'It's time to go to the loo.' Cheerio!"