For instance, yesterday when we were leaving daycare, she was walking down the hall and popped into every single door and boldly waved and said, "Bye bye!". She even walked into the manager's office as if she owned the place, planted her feet, looked him square in the eye and said, "Bye bye!", turned around and walked out. (She's only 19 months, so this is hilarious to me!) And I thought as she asserted her control and importance in this place where she spends her days, "Where in the WORLD did she get this social-butterfly-ness from?!?" (Stop laughing, mother!) I mean, seriously!!! I'm not like that AT ALL!!! No one has EVER waited on me to say goodbye to 50 people as we left somewhere. And Drew? NOOOOOO, he's as quiet as a mouse - never talks to anyone! (Seriously, mother! Stop laughing!) I mean, she must have just grabbed this outgoing personality from THIN AIR!
And this morning, after we got dressed, she asked, "A Tuh-ter's Tote" (Where's Tucker's Coat?). So we walked to where the coats are and I picked up her warmest brown suede coat to which she replied, "No," shaking her head. I stood in confusion for a moment and then had a thought. Maybe she was not just confusing "yes" with "no" or "coat" with "milk". MAYBE she was having a strong opinion about something. So I picked up a different coat and showed it to her to which I got a RESOUNDING, "YESSSSSSSSSSS!" My 19 month old already has strong opinions?!? And has no problems expressing them? WHERE could she possibly have gotten that? Drew and I are both just kind of "go with the flow" kind of people - never having strong opinions one way or the other - never feeling the need to demand our way. (Ok, now I can hear you ALL laughing.)
It suddenly hit me! This child is going to be... (insert ominous dum-dum-duuuuuuuum!) LIKE US!!!!!!! I mean, I always hoped she'd look like us and be delightful, intelligent people like we are (haha!). It never crossed my mind that as a 2 year old, she would also be an opinionated, strong-willed, social, goober of a person like we are! Man, we are in TROUBLE!!! :)
By the way, Kelli is hosting Free 4 All Fridays at Random Thoughts of a Supermom! It's a SUPER cute travel mug that I've been talking myself out of buying for months now, so I'm pretty excited about the chance of winning it. :)
Love & Shipoopies,