Thursday, October 29, 2009

Things that make me smile

As a new parent, I am always going to be amazed at what MIB learns to do on a daily basis. There are just a few of the things that she does that make me smile:

The way she chews her food in the front because she doesn't have any teeth in the back yet.

The way she says nose ('noe'), points to hers, and then stabs mine with her little finger.

The way she runs around on the bed in circles and then runs in place Flashdance style when a song comes on the TV or radio.

The way she bops her left shoulder up and down right before she breaks it down Flashdance style.

When she says 'ma' she sounds just like that little boy on "The Rifleman."

The way she crawls on the side of me on the couch when it's time for her to go to sleep, grabs her bottle, and plays with her bellybutton until she falls asleep.

Her reciting the hand motions to Pattycake and then clapping and squealing for herself at the end of the song.

The way she turns her nose up and makes a face when I ask her if she went stinky poo poo.

How she gives me a hug and pats me on my shoulder while hugging me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nursery Rhymes - 2009

I was playing with my daughter the other day and she kept kicking her feet so I decided to recite "This Little Piggy" on her toes. I like that nursery rhyme: short, simple, and to the point.
While I was reciting the nursery rhyme to her, I started to think about how the piggies would be portrayed if it was written in 2009.

Nursery Rhyme: This little piggy went to market
2009: This little piggy went to the co-op, Trader Joe's, or Whole Foods.

Nursery Rhyme: This little piggy came home.
2009: This little piggy couldn't afford the prices at the co-op, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe's; so s/he went home to get their Aldi's bags to go shopping there.

Nursery Rhyme: This little piggy had roast beef.
2009: This little piggy has PETA at his/her door for eating the roast beef and is picketing his/her house because of it. S/he is currently barricaded inside of his/her house.

Nursery Rhyme: This little piggy had none.
2009: This little piggy is a strict vegan and is one of the protesters at the roast beef little piggy's house. S/he is carrying a calf with a sign saying: "I don't want to grow up to be placed in between two pieces of bread dipped in au jus."

Nursery Rhyme: This little piggy cried "wee wee wee" all the way home.
2009: This little piggy is currently at his/her lawyer's office filing suit against the other little piggies because of this statement. S/he is suing them for libel and emotional distress. "Wee wee wee" piggy's statement: "I am offended by the statement made by the other piggies. I was not recorded or even seen saying 'wee wee wee' by the other piggies or any other party. I find it repulsive and offensive that they would even make such outrageous lies about how I live my life and how I decide to act while going home. This is an outrageous accusation and I will not let them get away with it."

This is not an advertisement for Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Also, this is not intended to offend anyone that is vegan, a meat eater, PETA supporters, or lawyers.


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