Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Things Ina Says: 22 months

Good morning!  

Everyone knows that kids says some funny stuff, and of course Ina is no exception.  I thought I would start a new series on the blog every month or so to document what she says. Here are a few things I have laughed/cried about this month:

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Ina was playing with the spices in the pantry.  She picked up the cayenne and I told her that it was spicy and she said, “Momma, I don’t believe that."

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“Hello georgeous!” while looking in the mirror.

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Ina: “Momma, there’s a baby in there."

Me: In where?

Ina: In Danielle’s belly

(Danielle, Ina’s babysitter, is about to have her baby and we are so excited!)

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Me: Ina - what did you dream about last night?

Ina: Bubbles

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Me: What do you want to be for Halloween?

Ina: A Hallaway (her cousin)

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Out of nowhere Ina will scream, “I’m working!” run to my office, jump in my chair, and try to touch my non-touch screen monitor.  

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Me: Ina, I love you so much.  Do you know how much I love you?

Ina: Too BIG! 

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We jogged to the lake and as soon as she saw the lake she said, “Momma, water!  I need a towel."

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Dan found out a family friend passed away and he was obviously upset.  Ina crawled up in bed next to him gave him a hug and said, “Sorry Daddy” about 10 times and then asked, “What happened?"

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I should also note that this age has brought a lot of tantrums, stubbornness, pickier eating, and taken the word “NO!” to a whole new level.  When I want her to say hi or bye to someone she crunches up her nose and screams, “NO!” but she will randomly wave at people in the grocery store.  Some days she just isn’t very nice, which leaves Dan and I looking at each other completely stumped, asking, “What do we do when she does that?”  

What has worked for us so far, kind of, is diffusing the situation and explaining why her words/behavior/actions were wrong.  Sometimes she just says, “Oh” and goes on playing and other times she keeps on crying/screaming/kicking.

When I master this parenting thing I will let you know, but don’t hold your breath. 

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