I haven’t posted a Giannaism in a very long time – as much as this 4.75 year old pushes my buttons some days, she is still so so hilarious. And often times, wise beyond her years.
Just a few excerpts from recent conversations so you can get a glimpse into the good, the bad, and the funny that is my oldest sweetheart. And I can capture some of her 4.75 year old world permanently.
Mike’s new work schedule doesn’t get him home until at least 7:30 which means I do dinner and bedtime – a notoriously difficult time in our house.
Dinner is a really rough time for the 4.75 year old six and a half out of seven nights a week. There is usually a lot of drama and tears involved for one reason or another.
“I am NOT eating this chicken. It smells terrible. And don’t you know I only like finger chickens? Not THIS kind of chicken.”
she then moved the chicken on to a napkin, pushed it across the table and ate the applesauce and crescent roll on her plate. A little later when she couldn’t have more crescent rolls…
“but MAH-MEE, you should know I only like to eat foods that are soft and fluffy”
After I made her exactly what she asked for for dinner….
“I am not eating at that table wif people. I do not want to eat wif people any.more. … I just waited all day for you to come home so I could be happy and now you made me angry. And I am crying and I have a head-ick.”
And when there isn’t any drama, we have a lot of laughs. Gianna is quite a story teller. Most nights we can’t start dinner until her baby dolls are at the table ready to eat. They even have their own spots at the table. I don’t have any direct quotes (I seriously need to record our dinner conversations) just a few tidbits of things she has told me:
And on the topic of Giannaisms and memory keeping – I need to start getting an outfit of the day picture of her. And a pajamas of the day picture. Today she went to dinner in a pink hello kitty shirt, purple tulle skirt, grey leggings, pink shoes and a purple hoodie with her hair in a silly ponytail. Tonight she went to bed in fire truck pj shirt, plaid pants and a yellow flowered night gown over top.
She can be a handful, she can be a challenge, but above all she is pretty awesome and she is growing too fast.
Now that the holidays are over and a whole new year is here I feel like I can start thinking about the year ahead a little bit.
There are a lot of big events and plans and goals set for 2014:
But! the very first big event of 2014 is a certain little girl’s first birthday – say what?
A lot of these things are “bucket list” items for me which is exciting in it’s own right but I am all of a sudden feeling very overwhelmed. I think the anticipation of starting new, big, time consuming projects is worse than actually being in the middle of the business.
so, bring it on 2014 – the good, the exciting, the scary, the fun – I’ll figure out the how and when it’s all going to happen along the way.
What does 2014 have in store for you?