1. She now sings “Summer Nights” from Grease, which she refers to as “Tell Me More,” but the best part is, she does the male vs. female voices. She goes up high (to the extent that a person with such a naturally high voice can) for the girls’ parts and then down low, with her lips all smushed up, for the boys’ parts.
She’s such a big girl!
Now, some will accuse me of trying to claim that she’s potty-trained now at 22 months old. No such thing. Also, some will be expecting me to really push potty-training on her now. Also not happening.
The truth is, I really wasn’t expecting this. She’s always been “interested” in the potty and so we bought a potty chair and a potty insert. She prefers the insert so she can sit in the same place Mommy sits; the potty chair I think she just considers a regular chair. So especially lately, she’s been very insistent on sitting on the potty insert and the truth is that I hate this activity because it means I have to sit on the floor in the bathroom for up to half an hour (at which point I lose patience and drag her out, as I did this afternoon) and it’s not pleasant or comfortable but I can’t leave her because a) she might fall, and b) she definitely will pull out all of the toilet paper and shove it in the toilet. So tonight she made a stinky and I went to change her and once she was clean, she asked to sit on the potty. So I let her. And lo and behold, not five minutes later – PEEPEE!
So now I will make these unpleasant trips to the bathroom more frequently to give her lots more opportunities. But we’re not officially “potty-training” yet.
Want more cute Zoe things? How about these:
– She lies back on the couch arm and demands kissing. Best. Game. Ever!
– She puts my hands on her cheeks and says, “So happy!”
– She has started wishing us “Congratulations” all the time.
– Today at Old Navy, she chatted with the mannequins, hugged the toddler-sized mannequin, tried to touch the “daddy” mannequin, petted the doggie mannequin, and danced to the music in the store. So cute.
– She takes my books and “reads” them, repeating “ajah book” as she does so and then sometimes making up what the book says and reading it in a very “story-telling” kind of voice.
– She gives me this big grin and says, “Precious!”
In general, she continues to be the most awesome creature ever.
Well, it’s finally happened. My own coming-of-age years are now retro fashion. I’m not even thirty! And yet, as we all know, the famous “It’s a dress!” “Says who?” “Calvin Klein.” “It looks like underwear. Go put something on over it.” “Duh, I was just going to!” dress from Clueless is being reissued by Calvin Klein. And this month’s Elle features fashion inspired by Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, Empire Records, and Reality Bites. On the one hand, I feel very, very old. On the other hand – I can wear flannel shirts and Doc Martens this winter, right? This can’t be one of those “If you were the right age for the trend the first time, you’re too old the second time” things, because it’s the opposite of revealing. Right? It’s entirely possible I still HAVE my Doc Martens.
She also can’t pronounce “smile” and “spider” quite right, so she says “sigh-mile” and “sigh-pider.”