Thursday, February 5, 2009

Why Playette Rocks

After producing a list of 25 random things about myself on Facebook and then reading what wonderful things Lisa said in regards to her son, Finn, I found it so easy to think of things I love about my own Playette. I'd like to share my Top 20 with you now.

1. Her excitement as she goes up the stairs. The anticipation of reaching her room is adorable.

2. How she waves goodbye to upstairs on the way down.

3. How she must push the buttons on the house alarm each time we leave. We tell her, "Make us safe," and she does.

4. That laugh. It's contagious.

5. She eats my cooking.

6. She looks great in a tutu.

7. She l-o-v-e-s other kids. Just being around them makes her face light up.

8. She can go from "I'm gonna party all night long" to knocked out sleep in 3.2 seconds.

9. When I say, "Give mama kisses," I either get an open mouth slob attack or a "you may kiss me" cheek tilt. It all depends on her mood.

10. I love playing the "Criss Cross Crawl" game we created. There was no discussion, it just happened organically one day and now we do it every once in a while. We both end up in a fit of giggles every time.

11. Her unabounding love for BD. It shows me I did something right. He loves her right back.

12. Her new stutter crawl move. Super cute. It's like Mark Time marching if you know military or drill team terms, just with crawling.

13. When she shows me new skills. Always in her own time, like she's been waiting for the perfect time to reveal then TA-DAAA!

14. When she lets me try cute hairstyles.

15. She give fantastic hugs.

16. She gave me a new perspective on life and perfectionism.

17. Playing "Where'd she go?" - our version of peek-a-boo.

18. She crushes stereotypes every day.

19. She has a flexible demeanor and is open to all kinds of experiences.

20. Her gummy smile.

If you post a list about your own little (or not so little) one(s), please either let me know in the comments so I can be sure to see your blog or tag me on Facebook.

Right about now, I need to focus more on the positive. It's not always easy, but I'm trying.


Mindy said...

Loved it! Great idea!!

Tricia said...

OK. When are you guys coming to MD. I need to meet this darlin'! )And you of course!)!

Michelle said...

What a great list about your sweetie of a daughter! Care to explain the criss cross crawl game? Sounds interesting!

I agree w/Tricia- isn't it about tiem for a visit to MD?! :)