Farrah's bed has not yet arrived, but it is on its way. However, we do have her mattress. So, we decided to give her a taste of what it will be like to be in a big girl bed, beginning Christmas Eve. It was very successful. That's because she didn't know what it meant, yet, to have the freedom of not being caged up in a crib. But, she knows now.
"Mommy, I need to go potty."
"Mommy, I need to blow my nose."
"Hi Daddy. Mommy is Daddy sleeping?"
"I want to watch another movie."
"I need a hug and a kiss."
"It's over! The movie is over. Mom, it's over."
She has now discovered free will. She just walks right on in our room and lets us know what's up, what she needs, what she feels she needs to tell us, whatever comes to mind. She doesn't even have the courtesy to knock! Rude. I clearly need to teach my daughter some new manners. One thing she hasn't quite picked up on yet, is when she is upstairs napping and we are downstairs watching TV or something, that she can actually walk down the stairs. She just shouts from the top of the stairs at us, asking if she can be awake now. "No."
Well, here we are at a new phase of our little girl's life. I hate the idea of clicking the lock over on our bedroom door, but it might be necessary until she learns to knock. I don't want her to have to tell a horror story to her friends as she grows up about when she walked in on her Mom and Dad one fateful night. No thanks.
On another note, Christmas was wonderful. She received a Dollhouse from Santa Claus along with dolls (from Great Grandma), chapstick, nail polish, candy canes, a little hockey set from Auntie Bre and Uncle Steve, Mr. Potato Head from Grandma Jan and Boppy Bobby, Cinderella Dress from Uncle Jeff, and so many more gifts to mention. She had painted a ceramic cereal bowl for her Daddy with her hand prints on it, a tea cup/kettle set for Grandma Jan, a Beer Stein for Boppy Bobby, and something for Grandma Rita and Poppy Dan but I can't mention it because they haven't received it yet. So, shhhhh. Mike and I gave each other lovely gifts (digital photo frame and pearl ring for me - 928 photo, Bose Stereo, and custom money clips for Mike). I received a Snuggie from Alex and Mike received the awesome new iMouse from Alex. Very thoughtful. Jeff and Steve were quite clever with their gifts for us. Very fun and creative. It was my first time making Christmas Dinner in my entire life: Turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams, stuffing, rolls, and game sauce. Too much for one person to do. Now I understand the chaos of having so many of us in the kitchen during Thanksgiving and Xmas. Hard work. I attempted gravy and failed miserably. Sorry. Anyhoo, there's the most recent update.
Merry Christmas 2009...it was great!