Yesterday afternoon the little one was driving me bonkers. What? No, way! I did not want to play animals or doll house anymore because I am not 2. I decided we’d paint. O.K well, I decided I would paint with some water colors and she would paint with water, colored pencils, and colored paper. She’s happy, excited, etc. Then I start drawing my goofy birdies and she leans over on my right arm and flops her paint brush on my paper.
“Mommy, I’m going to draw you a cow and then paint it.”
“Keely, I gave you a paper to paint on. Paint on yours please.”
She finishes doodling on my paper.
“There you go mommy. There’s your cow.”
“That’s lovely. Now, do one on YOUR paper.”
“Oh mommy. I forgot the grass for your cow.”
Back to my paper. Laying on my arm and flinging water all over.
using her voice that she uses for all male toys/pictures: “I’m a cow! I don’t have any friends. Keely can I have a friend?”
And she’s back at the paper giving him a friend.
This went on for about 20 minutes. The above 3 birds are the only ones that survived the ordeal.
Yes, Yes. She is very cute and smart and this is funny. But I really have the need to create something and it just can’t happen around here. She is only 1 child! I don’t know how all these crafty women with 2 or more children make all that they do. I can barely paint a bitty bird!
I don’t let her watch t.v. Is that the problem? She only watches Sesame Street. Our T.V stays off all day and evening. I don’t really know why I am so hung up on her not watching t.v, but I am. Getting cable and letting her zone out to cartoons all day sure sounds good sometimes. sigh. But I won’t do it.
4 Comments March 3, 2006