Just the way she is. Part 2 - my eldest
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
And OMG, not another post about your kid! In all fairness this was another draft that had to be taken care of or my OCD would kill me.

March 29, 2010
- Pink is in! While at Dick's of all places the daughter immediately ran across the aisle and yelled, "I like it!" while holding a pink sports bra. Then she found the bikes and wanted to ride all the pink ones. I think we have a girl.
- This weekend at the pool was a "jump" ahead and a "jump" back. The daughter accepted being put under the water when jumping into the pool from the deck on Saturday. Then Sunday she didn't want to, but wasn't upset about insisting not doing it which. On Saturday she jumped by herself and I caught her several times. Sunday, she still wanted to hold me hands while jumping. Big jumps forward and then little jumps back.
- I keep telling the daughter that she mommy has a baby in her belly but she's not getting it. She loves babies though. She wants to look at them, smile at them, hand them toys and so on. I hope she loves this new baby too, although she probably consider the baby the intruder much like I did when my baby brother came home.

April 9, 2010
- Newest songs that she will stand up and perform for me: ABC's, I'm a Little Teapot, and Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. My favorite is the teapot song.
- The yell of "Mommy!" and the running leap into my arms is the highlight of every weekday and a great way to end the work day.

This poor neglected post. So much has changed since it was started over a year ago now.

July 28, 2011
- The daughter is in love with her little sister unless she's in one of those 3 year old moods and she asks us to make her 9 month old sister stop looking at her.
- She's a contradiction: Loves princesses, cars, fairies, dragons, fluffy dresses and running with her daddy.
- Her swimming skills have advanced so much over the summer. Our kid that was terrified to put her face in the water or get her ears wet is now jumping into the pool, swimming 2-3 feet unassisted, lying on her back with BOTH ears in the water and more. I give all the credit to her amazing teachers at the YMCA.
- I'm starting to see less enthusiasm to jump into my arms at daycare pickup. She's more interested in making sure all her friends are continuing to follow her instructions before we leave. Fun to watch, yet still sad.

Another neglected post update.

April 24, 2012
- She's 4 and crazy.

May 29, 2012
- Still 4 and crazy, but we love her.
- She loves swimming and got to swim in the neighbor's pool for a bit until the thunderstorm rolled through. She was not very happy that she couldn't go back out and swim more after dinner, but it was just too close to bedtime. She's hovering in the same swim class level (Eels) at the local Y, but she is improving in her abilities.
- She's a yellow-tip in TaeKwonDo and she loves it. She's allowed to punch and kick people which makes it a great outlet for all that energy and aggression. Her test for her orange belt is this Saturday and I'm sure she'll do amazing.
-  A very picky eater, just like me. She will try something first though at least. I keep telling her she needs to at least try, and she makes an effort now to do so instead of refusing immediately.

June 4, 2012
- A much more punctual update this time, but I wanted to mention the funny this weekend.
- I asked her if she wanted to go to a jewelry party with me and she said yes and immediately began planning her wardrobe. She wavered between a pretty dress or a skirt/shirt/tights combo. She finally decided on a pretty skirt, shirt, and tights. She made sure to mention that she had to wear panties so people couldn't check out her bootie. She proceeded to sing, "Shake mah bootie!" over and over again.
- At home, while watching TV, she was doing this crazy butt wiggle, shimmy thing in the chair with her butt up in the air. I asked what she was doing and she told me it was her bootie shake dance and then cracked up in hysterics. Crazy kid.

July 15, 2012
- We are going to the zoo today and the husband asked if she wanted to go I'm pretty sure the entire neighborhood heard the squeals and shrieks of "Yes".
- She knows everything. I thought she was supposed to worship her parents and believe everything they said and she wasn't supposed to distrust and disagree so much before she was 15. We're going to be in major trouble when she's a teen.
- Dresses, dresses, dresses. The only acceptable article of clothing. Skirts are OK, but dresses are way better. How did I have such a girly-girl? I hated dresses growing up.


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