Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What did you say?!?

So last night as I was cooking supper, the girls were playing dress up in the living room. At one point, I heard one of them say to the other "you're a hooker." Before I could round the corner into the living room, the other replied with "I'm not a hooker, YOU'RE a hooker!" Flabbergasted and somewhat speechless, I asked them to tell me what a "hooker" is. Well, from behind their backs, they each pulled out a crochet hook...and they said "well, when you cook, you're a cooker. When you run, you're a runner. We have we're hookers."

Whew, ok, thanks for the explanation...carry on. 

Where do they come up with this stuff?  I was worried that some kids in school were teaching them some terms that are obviously not age appropriate.  So glad that I asked them to explain themselves.  My utter shock turned into complete hilarity in a matter of seconds.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The evolution of "Blankie"

Emmi's blanket.  It's on an interesting journey with her.  At 12 months old, she just needed her blanket in her possession...simple as that.  At 15 months old, she needed to be able to hold onto a corner so that she could rub it under her nose...mostly when she was very sleepy.  At 18 months old, she had a very specific corner of the blanket she needed to hold was the most ratted one, but that's the one she insisted be in her hand. 

Now at 20 months old, she absolutely, positively needs to hold onto ALL FOUR corners of the blanket.  She will obsessively search for all four of the corners, even with her eyes closed as she's drifting off to sleep.  During the day, when she's more awake, she will just look at me and say "more corner."  She wants me to find them for her!

This poor little blanket.  It'll be interesting to see what the next phase of its journey will be with Emmi.