Friday, January 11

My little tomboy

Kate is potty training right now (actually, she's pretty much trained) and I promised her some new underwear for staying dry through her nap. So we went to Target to buy some new panties and I showed her all of the options - Dora, My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, Tinkerbell, Princesses, Elmo, and the list goes on. She looked them over and I saw her eyes drift over to the boys underwear and light up. "I want Cars". Me - "Sorry, sweetie, those are boys underwear and they're made different. You have to wear panties for girls." She looked a little confused, so I showed her her options again. Again her eyes moved over to the boys' side. "I want Thomas the Train." Again, I explained how we had to get girls' underwear. One more time, she looked over at the boys' side (I think there were only the three options there). This time, she spotted the real winner. *gasp* "Diego!" This is her favorite show right now, with Dora a close second, so I guided her back over and pointed out some Dora panties that were different from the ones she already had. That seemed to do and I threw in some Hello Kitty for good measure.

I know many of you are thinking that the apple doesn't fall from the tree (don't tell me you're not!), but I promise I try very hard to let her be who she wants to be. I even buy her hair bows and barrettes and headbands, but she won't even let me run a brush through her hair for 20 seconds, let alone put something in it. She did wear a bow to Mothers Day Out on Friday and it was cute - though it had to be her favorite color orange and didn't match her pink pants...

She's got a bug this weekend, so I'm hoping she gets over that soon. The treats enjoyed at her friends birthday party yesterday ended up on the floor of our foyer right after she walked in the door. Better than in the new car, I guess (I'll post about the new car later). Later she had a pretty good fever, too and she's been pretty lethargic - well, at least for her. It's hard to tell when she's sick, accept that she's very pouty, she tells you she's tired, and she actually laid on the couch where James put her with a blanket to watch a show before nap today. That's about the most still I've ever seen her. I hope she gets better soon!

1 comment:

Rebekah, Josiah, John and Micah said...

Micah got sick in the car on the way to church last Sunday and yeah, you're right, I'd rather it happen in the foyer!! Man, we had to clean everything--car, carseat, clothes, hair...ugh. It was gross. Not that any of it didn't need a cleaning, but that's not the point! :) BTW...I love the story about the panties/underwear. I can so see her doing that!! I'm glad she was able to "settle" for Dora.