Friday, July 13, 2012

Supermarket Sweep

Even though I am flying home every weekend, I feel like every day I missing out on something tremendous. Every night for our routine webchat, the Baby's phrases are getting longer and more pronounced. If we ask her to say something, she does a good job of repeating it. It was barely a few months ago that she was still pointing and grunting. I have even missed the Baby start to play with her violin.

I can't wait to get home.Of course, all the Baby ends up doing is showing me all the new dresses and tutus she has or I just ask her to sing and dance the whole time but still, I miss it.

One of the big things we do as parents that we are not proud of is the fact that we give the Baby a little more freedom than she should. When we go to Target, which is a lot, we can get her to sit in the cart for maybe about 5 minutes before she gets antsy. Since I am not a fan of screaming children in public and the Baby gives the most pathetic frown in the world - I usually give in and let her walk next to us while we shop. That never works. It ends up being a mad dash down different aisles or just lying down in the middle of the store. Outside of the endless running, she isn't bad. She looks at everything and rarely messes with stuff. She might end up grabbing something and then takes off like it's Supermarket Sweep. And what makes it worse is she is just giggling the whole time so everyone thinks its super cute but my feet hurt and I am tired from chasing her.

Eventually, she slows down or gets tired and then she will start yelling "mommy, where are you?" and puts her hands to her mouth like a megaphone. Having a cute kid is a blessing and a curse.

But despite the fact that she is the devil child at Target, she has perfected the usage of niceties. Her manners are spot on as she can say please, thank you, no thank you, and you're welcome. And she doesn't abuse the usage of please. She really knows how to use it effectively and for the things she knows we will usually say no. Effective and straight to the heart.

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