Our daughter has my husband’s sense of humor, which I love. She’s at a stage now where she knows how to be funny – and knows what will get us to laugh. There’s a face she makes where she scrunches her features up in a silly scowl, then opens up her eyes wide in an exaggerated surprised expression. It’s my husband’s favorite face she makes, and I agree it’s hilarious. Nora knows it’ll make us crack up every time, like in a genuine, she-really-just-made-us-laugh laugh. Not just because she did something we think is silly or cute, but because she’s truly funny. Sharing genuine laughter as a family is completely awesome.
Sure I still do my fair share of chasing my daughter, but I’m happy to be able to wear heels again on a more frequent basis. Call me practical, but have you ever tried to lug an infant carrier around in heels? Not for me. But now that I have a toddler who begs to walk on her own? Hello cute fall boots! Awesome!
We’ve always attempted to talk to Nora like an older child, when appropriate. By that I mean we didn’t use much baby talk, but used the actual words to talk about the things around her. For example she would ask for a pacifier or to nurse – no cutesy names here. I’m loving that our daughter can now understand and follow simple, multi-part requests, such as, “Please put your Popsicle stick in the garbage and grab your purple shoes; we’re going in the car.”
Knowing that she knows what I mean – awesome! Now, if only I could get her to listen…
It’s always been fun to pick out clothes for a little girl, but now more than ever my daughter’s closet is covetable. I always hesitate to buy myself new clothes (it never seems like a necessity), so making sure Nora has what she needs for the upcoming season is like a treat – selecting my very own mini me wardrobe! Not being able to fit into her adorable clothes may not be awesome, but living vicariously through her wardrobe is!