She’s such a ham these days— no I take that back, she’s always been a ham. Her objective is always to make people laugh, smile, and to just make everyone happy. I’m a lucky mom.
I often regret not jotting down all the ridiculous things she says. I tell myself I will, but other than a random tweet here and there, I forget. Sometimes I tell her she’s crazy. She always responds, “no mama, we’re both crazy.” Fair enough, Marlowe.
When we visit the zoo, she likes to tell me what the animals are doing. If they’re not doing much, “he’s just hanging out.” Yep, I think thats pretty accurate.
If you ask her what her favorite food is, it’s usually kale. (but sometimes it’s french fries and ketchup)
She thinks everything is “pretty”. She also thinks that her tutu and dresses make her prettier. This kills me and I don’t know where it stemmed from, since I’ve always made it a point to never put an emphasis on appearance. I’m working on changing it—- not that she finds beauty in everything, but that she thinks certain clothes will make her more beautiful, this has to go. I tell her she’s always beautiful no matter what she wears. And lucky for me, no matter how tired or unkept I am she tells me “mama, you look pretty.” Thanks Marlowe, I hope you think that forever.
Sometimes, I’ll be cleaning and she’ll come up to me and ask “mama, will you check if my room is clean?” It is half the time.
She wakes up in the morning, climbs into our bed (still “mama’s bed”) and says “mama, daddy is stinky” Fair enough. We all kind of are, until we brush our teeth.
If you ask her what “teamwork” means, she’ll tell you, “it’s when mama and daddy love each other.” She made that one up completely on her own— but its pretty wise for a two year old, I think.
Every night for dinner she asks if daddy will be coming over for dinner and I tell her “not today.” because I’m still not certain how to explain to a two year old that it’s not “coming over for dinner” if you live here. And every night when I put her to bed, she asks me “mama, you wanna take a nap with daddy?” I say yes, and she responds “well, daddy’s not here”. Fine Marlowe, you tease, whatever.
She’s gotten pretty attached to the both of us. And we’re all getting a little nervous about Mexico. We as in me, Alex, and my mom, who will be watching her here, in our home. Marlowe? She’s a bit out of the loop for now. She still enjoys visits with either grandma or grandpa, but she gets to a point in the night where she says she wants mama and daddy. 8 days away from her will be a very, very long time. The longest amount of time yet. I’m not sure how most parents do trips without kids, but if you have tips or stories, I’d love to here them. She’s still so young, so I don’t think she’ll really understand the concept of vacation. So far, she does know, that sometimes, mommy’s and daddy’s need to go out together to eat dinner and hold hands. But week long dinners and hand holding without her? I know what her question will be the whole time (it always is) “what about me?” So far my plan is prepping my mom with lots of distractions and stories of mama and daddy being away to find her presents. Is that wrong? I’m not sure. But presents seem like a good distraction for a toddler. Again, tips welcomed. I’m new at this.
I rarely talk about her daily happenings, but she’s getting big, this kid. I was a bit worried about her not talking for a long time, but now, it’s rare for us to be in silence. She really loves to talk and tell stories.
Oh, and by the way. I downloaded Vine a bit of time ago. I’m not super active on it, but you can check us out there if you want to hear a bit of Marlowe talk every once in a while 🙂
And you what tomorrow is? It’s awesome day. It’s a day I’m more excited about than her. Tomorrow we’ll be taking a last minute, spur of the moment trip to Disney World. There’s no doubt that it will be a good day 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
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