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February 24, 2005

No-So-Terrible Two's

E. has always had a special way of doing things, and she thinks that she's HILARIOUS..and most of the time she is.

Here's a sampling of E. as a two-year-old:

  • brings me tea and toast (from her mini breakfast set), and a piece of onion every morning and serves it to me in bed
  • yells "telephone" at the top of her lungs when the phone is ringing, "ant" when she sees one crawling across our floor, "echo" whenever we go down the stairs to the parkade, and "blue BUS!!!" all the way to SFU and back
  • dogpiles anyone who is sitting on the sofa and looks remotely sleepy
  • sings the ABC song all the way through AND plays the piano at the same time
  • takes my face in her hands, and pretends that she's going to give me a tender kiss on the cheek, and then licks me

On the not-so-funny side, she's having some security issues right now, and her crib is getting pretty crowded. Her red fleece blankie with her favourite tag, Pickles (her yellow velour blankie), baby, and Jasper the bear all keep her company at night. She's afraid of the dark, and will wake us up screaming and begging us to turn the hall light on.

But when she's sleeping peacefully, she still looks like an angel, and she still breaks my heart every day. Small fingers touching my face, "Poor Mommy" when I bang my head on the cupboard door, "What doin' Daddy?" and "Up me, up me" in such a high-pitched voice that you'd expect all of the neighbourhood dogs to come running.

I hold her close and smell her hair. She beeps my nose and grins. Go-Daddy-O says that her eyes smile, just like mine, and I am thankful for that, and so much more.   

Posted by tomi at 11:55 AM in All About Ella | Permalink

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