December 16, 2008
This morning Baby Girl has the blues. She woke up doing one of her favorite things actually. She put on a pair of socks. She doesn't just put them on any old way. She pulls them up as high as one possibly can. The likes them high on the thigh if possible. So you can imagine her happy pleasure when she found how high a pair of Big Girls socks on her could go today. Next she went for some of Big Girl's sandals. The ones with a slight cork heel. Big Girl commented that she shouldn't be wearing these because they make her trip. I decided not to fight with my nearly two year old girl and let her take her chances in them for the morning. During the morning's flurry to get kids ready for school Little Girl actually did take a few spills in the heels. For reals! (just rhyming). But alas, busy mom still wasn't as much into safety as I was into getting kids out the door in a hurry. Plus taking them off at this point would mean tantrum time, something I didn't feel we needed to get into right now. Good thing she's so close to the floor I told myself. I did ask her to take off the big shoes and she determinedly screeched "NO!"
So there we were at the top of our split level foyer ready for morning prayer before leaving to pick up our carpool girl up the street, when I saw it coming. Baby Girl was headed for the steps in her heels. Luckily Both Little Boy and I caught her in time before another fall this season. She did start wailing out of fright or disruption. And she didn't really stop crying for several minutes. However at the end of this ordeal she did something we all found delightful. Having no kleenex handy to wipe her eyes free of tears, she reached into my purse and found a receipt from Target and wiped her eyes on each side. And now as I post this she sits by me with lunch in front of her, and a post-sleep look on her face, seeming completely at a loss for what to do next. "Would you like me to rock you?" "NO!" "Would you like some TV?" "NO!" "Would you like a hug?" "NO!" "Would you like a story?" "NO!" "What would you like?" "NO!"
Maybe a pair of longish socks and some high heel sandals... Dare I ask?