Sunday, February 26, 2006

a case of mistaken identity

A short while ago, as my daughter was climbing up on my mattress, she insisted she was "micah". I, on the other hand, was certain she was Elmo and told her as much.

her: but see Mommy, I have curly hair.
me: so does Elmo... and it's even red. (like hers)

(she hops down on the floor with her back facing me)

her: but see Mommy, I have a beautiful bootie!

Thursday, February 23, 2006


1. Lately Micah has taken to saying to us, "I have a secret for you, gimme your ear." And then we lean in and she says, "I lub you." And sometimes we get, "I lub you da most, most, mostest." I never want it to end. (side note: when she first started doing this a few months ago, she would lean in and put her ear to my ear instead of her lips - so cute!)

2. She marries everything - I can't stand this but I don't tell her that and I have agreed to allow her to "buy me a pretty dress so I can marrying Milan". She offers to buy me this dress on a daily basis.

3. I also dislike when she says one thing (like pink or princesses) is exclusively for girls and another thing (such as blue or fire trucks) is for boys. Yesterday she told me that the boys in her class told her that blue can't be her mommy's (my) favorite color because it's a boy color. She said she told them they're wrong. Good girl.

4. She's biting her nails and peeing her pants nonstop and I feel like she will never outgrow either.

5. She is a completely different child at school and it's causing her to be twice as hyper at home. I feel as though she only expresses her true self at home. Oh, the guilt I feel from it...

6. Her hair still isn't growing but I'm taking her to get it cut Saturday because she has so many split ends. (It's been about 8 mos. since she had her last haircut - which was her first, by the way.) People balk when I tell them I'm paying for it and why don't I do it myself but it's so curly that I just don't know where to begin. Besides, I tried once and the little cricket just won't sit still for me.

7. Her favorite film is Nightmare Before Christmas and anything related to Disney Princess. She's also a sucker for Farscape , Spiderman and the "dancing Shrek". (side note: Micah has always loved to feel a little scared - she loves to be surprised and likes to watch things that scare her. We were watching Star Wars: Episode III, by far the scariest thing we've ever let her watch, and there were scenes when I told her she needed to cover her head with the blanket - we used to just distract her - because a scary scene was coming. So now she'll randomly tell us she needs to cover her eyes - even if it's not scary.)

8. She just recently began drawing faces such as eyes and nose and mouth on her drawings - so cute! She's also starting to stay within the lines when she colors.

9. Last night she ate about a pound of tofu and 15 broccoli stalks but she balks at eating corn. Strange kid. God I love her.

10. Milan and I are working on designing her a shirt that reads, "I'm still hungry" because we hear that phrase around 83 times a day and no matter what she eats, she is never full.

growing up geeky

(this is something that probably only krystyn (you can also find her here) could appreciate)

the other night, milan and i were hanging a cd rack in the living room and begging micah to just go play by herself and get out from under foot already! she didn't, of course, but she did start entertaining herself. she had 2 babies and she was marrying them as she loves to do. (whose child is this again?!?!)

and she says to me, "look, mommy, this is aeryn and she lubs john crichton and they're marryin."

Thursday, February 09, 2006

my heart just broke a little

kind of in a good way... kind of not...

The director at Micah's daycare just called to check in with me on a few things I'd asked her this morning and after tells me she wants to share a story with me.

She had gone into Micah's classroom this morning to visit with the kids and go over a few things with the teachers and Micah comes up to her and whispers to her, "Ree-ra (Maria), can you help me make some friends?"

(And she did, of course and Micah had fun building a tower with her new friend, Daniel. Apparently, Micah made sure to build it in size order showing Daniel, "This one is small, this one is medium, this one is big... etc." So. Cute.)

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