A little Maggie update:
- Girlfriend has lots of options with boys. Her longtime man, Luke, she doesn't get to see as often since they do not go to the same sitter anymore. But, she keeps a picture of him in her room and points to him at the fridge. They enjoy playtime when they can. She likes to play the mean girl at her babysitter's with "Day-Day" (aka David), who puts up with the little bully. Of course, she has the older boys too--her favorites being our friends' sons Josh and Joey. The mere sight of eight year old Joey has her tilting her head and flashing a big smile. She would do anything he wants! And now, we have the introduction of two new contenders for Maggie's heart and affection--Brandon and Aiden are coming over for a playdate on Sunday! I just know we'll have a blast--can't wait Melissa!
- When does the terrible two stage begin? I think it's in our horizon and we are coming in closer and closer every day!! Oh, the drama, the tantrums, the tears!!! Heaven forbid the girl doesn't get her way--all hell breaks loose. Now, I'm pretty lenient on things, but there are some things I am just NOT backing down on--She can NOT treat my house like a jungle gym. She can NOT climb to the top of the kitchen table, stand up, and try to jump up and down. She can NOT get to the top of my bed and fling herself backwards full force onto the mattress. Can you tell we have an emergency room visiting in our future? Let the record show that I won the bed battle this morning. We screamed a lot, had two time-outs, and I redirected twenty million times--but I won dammit!! :)
- Why wear clothes when you are so much cuter naked? A diaper simply inhibits you and when you are a free spirit like Munchie, you must be free of those restraints. So, my child strips. All the time. It's been about a month now that she will remove all her clothing. At first, we found her in her crib, naked holding her clothes during nap. Her shorts weren't even a challenge anymore to take off. Well, now it is all clothes, including the foot jammies that we thought she couldn't manage to unzip. Oh how wrong we were. So, here's the plan we go with now--we cut the feet out of all the footed jammies. Turn them backwards, and like a straight jacket, zip our daughter up the back. Works like a charm!
Some recent pics from our fun night last night with her new flooring in the playroom and new house and tunnel. We all got into the fun!