she & him : little snippets about my little & big kids

the pout

Lately BB likes to begin her statements as though you’ve already disagreed with her. Perhaps it’s a lack of napping or just a three year old phase that will pass (or not?) but she will march to whatever room I happen to be in, full on pout and begin sobbing something inane like, “But mommy, I realllllly wannnnnnt breakkkkfaaaaaast!” at 4:50 p.m. As though I’ve somehow already had a chance to tell her no or that I have somehow neglected to feed her all day.

“We’ll be eating dinner soon, sweetie. Let me finish this and I’ll start cooking.”

“But I don’t waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant dinner, I want breakfast!”

“Are you sure? I was going to make spaghetti and meatballs?”

“I don’t want spaghetti and meatballs!!!!!!!!!!!”

“Well what would you like?”

“Spaghetti and meatballs and SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Um, ok?


MM is still reveling in all of his new presents from his birthday over the weekend. We are swimming in legos and action figures and fun new games to play. Yesterday was all about Batman and Robin, some presents from my aunt & family. Batman and Robin were swooping through the air and saving the day against BB who played with the Lex Luther doll (when she wanted to). Meanwhile I had a crazy dog who thought that the kids were definitely playing with him and that he’d better jump around like a crazy person dog and try to get those toys that were obviously being offered to him. Dogs are fun.

Lastly, I’d just like to end this post with the statement that I’m so done with this crazy weather. Raining and pouring for days on end, thunderstorms and lightening and now snow coming again? Give it a rest, Mother Nature. I think you had better take a time out now.