Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For

I've really tried to be present through all of Isabella's stages and not try to rush through them to get to the "good stuff."  With the exception of those first three months because that was brutal.  However, I was always very excited for the day that Isabella could communicate to me what she wants, this way I'm not trying to decipher grunts and whines to figure out if she wants an apple or if she wants me to sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider...again.

However, the old addage "be careful what you wish for" is sadly true.  Isabella's vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds and she's even started stringing words together, but it seems that Isabella wants very few things: her cousin Daniella who lives 45 minutes away, Dora, lollipops, apples, and the spider song.  Simple...yes.  Convenient...no.

When it's 15 minutes to bed time and she's yelling "Danlella, are you?" (Daniella where are you?) I can't exactly beam the kid to my house, unless her mother wants to invest in driving lessons for her 3 year old daughter I'm pretty sure I can't deliver on that request.

Dora, I don't mind if she watches a Dora cartoon, but after she asks for the thousandth time and I finally put it on (what did mom's do before on demand?), she watches about 10 seconds of it and shuts it off.  10 minutes later, she's asking again and round and round we go.

Lollipops is a new Halloween inspired phenomenon.  If she sees anything resembling a lollipop she's insisting for one.  This I usually don't give in on because I haven't figured out if my insurance covers invisaline.

Apples and The Itsy Bitsy Spider I can get down with.

Toddlerdom is a whole new world and I have to say that despite the tantrums I'm really loving it.

Oh and I forgot to mention that "no" is probably her favorite word.
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3 comments:

Kelli said...

I feel you on the Dora. From the moment Hanna opens her eyes in the morning she is asking for Dora Dora. Last night she refused to go to bed until she watched yet another Dora. We compromised and read a Dora book. It worked.

And I was one of those people that said "when I have a daughter she will never watch Dora" and you see where that got me!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Man, Kaia loves Itsy Bitsy Spider and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Whenever she's crying in the car I have to sing those two back to back like a broken record!

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

I'm lauging so hard I'm crying. After a HORRIBLE night, this is what I needed. THANK YOU!

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