Monday, September 22, 2008

Too Big for her Britches

Tessa is turning into such a toddler! I'd like to pleasure you with some anecdotes...

The other day I was deep in a phone conversation for work, pacing the length of the condo as I talked. After dodging Tessa a number of times I realized that she was following me, with her hand to her ear babbling to herself.

She's started pretending. Over the weekend she feed Aaron with a fork a whole serving of who knows what from the empty lid of a Pam cooking spray container.

Because the cat dishes were empty I let her play with them (I know, not enforcing positive behavior!) and found her kneeling over them, biting the side as if eating from them.

Same thing happened with Quincy's water fountain (if you don't know what I'm talking about, don't ask), except it wasn't empty and she was wearing Daddy's knit hat. She ended up with a stripe of water from the crown of her head to her belly button.

While I was eager looking forward to so many milestones, rolling over, crawling, walking. I was NOT looking forward to climbing. I know it makes me seem selfish to hear that I would not help her learn to climb, if she started trying to pull up on a chair I would pick her up and set her there. NO DEVELOPMENT OF BICEPS FOR ME PLEASE! But alas, you can't stand in the way of progress and now she can climb up and sit on a chair, as smug as you please. So now a lot of my day is spent saying "Sit down...sit. Sit down...Tessa, on your bum...sit." She has yet to try climbing on the counter - and I am counting my lucky stars as long as that lasts.

11 comments:

jamerlou said...

The pretending game gets fun. Sounds like she's quite good at it. Jules likes to pretend to eat things too. (We have a lot of play food around the house.) Animal sounds have been a big hit lately. I need to blog her wolf/coyote impression. I'm lucky I've never really had climbers. (Hopefully my luck will continue.) I hope everything's going well!!! Don't you just love Autumn??

Steph said...

Big Girl!! I am sure she will have the kitchen counters mastered by Christmas : )

Maria said...

It is so fun to watch the different stages. (I laughed when I read about your "trying to stop climbing progress" tactics. Tee hee!) Little Tessa is just a doll!

Alyssa's Adventures said...

Yay!! I can't wait to see you and Tessa! I'm coming home this weekend. I heard before I left that Jonas is walking now ;)

CurtisANDMindy said...

then it begins....

Ashley said...

Hi Emily! Your girl is such a doll! I found your blog throug Laura's and wanted to say hi. Email me at ashleyhunter890@yahoo.com and I'll send you an invite to mine if you'd like!
Ashley (Hill) Hunter

Mattsmom said...

Good luck with that! Today I caught Sadie ON TOP of my parents piano. Climbing seems to be inevitable. Tessa is a doll!

Emily said...

Ha ha! Now you feel a taste of what my boys do in stereo every day. Not the pretending, the climbing... OH THE CLIMBING!!;)

p.s. Mindy, if you're reading this, it's Robin Hood.

PC said...

So great to see what baby girl is doing. She is beautiful!
Paula

indeazgirl said...

So fun! I'm so excited to come pretend with her!

ari said...

While everyone else mentions how cute and adorable that this is, I'd just like to say that you are hilarious. And I LOVE reading your blog. You are living proof that blogs of mom's do not have to be insufferable and intolerable to those of us who don't yet deal with dirty diapers. Props to you! And yes, I do think this and Tessa are cute too...